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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews and Owner Comments

 
1998 Mercury Mountaineer
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Reviews (6 reviews)
  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    NewlandRC, Santa Rosa, CA, October 25, 2014 03:06
     Enthusiast
    had my 98' 4.0 v6 for 5yrs now and its got 200k miles . regularly maintained by orig. owner got it from and no smoke,oil leaks or loss from burning it , great gas millage and power still . but as i have read above the issues im now having (i.e ) driver seat lever ,rear wiper , this n that n a few others are common. i love mine n not selling it ever
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  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    Visitor, Walden, NY, November 11, 2011 20:13
    are you kidding me??? can someone please tell me how to find and replace my heater core ?? everything is in place,the water is hot and flowing to both lines..but i have no heat....please help me..i dont see the need to replace the heater core..the fluid is moveing fine...what the hell ???
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  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    Visitor, Lexington, VA, August 01, 2011 13:53
    I have a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer that my family bought new. It has low mileage for a 1998 at 99,000 miles. No issues with it whatsoever -- just routine maitenance. I hope to drive it for many miles to come.
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  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    jheidmann1550, Gilbert, AZ, September 13, 2010 09:55
     Rookie
    Great reliability. Have had car since new. Am now only starting to have a few problems. Have a small rear main seal oil leak (will be a $700 repair). and have an AC freon leak ($ 500 to $1000 repair range). However, I have had car for 12 + years (180000 mles) and have only had one radiator replacement $500, one minor tranny repair ($450) Two minor items I did not fix - radio lite only works intermittantly and lever for drivers seat back has broken off - both are common problems and I have chosen not to get them repaired.LOVE THIS TRUCK - all wheel d(rive is great in snow country, car runs GREAT and burns no oil. Hope to drive it to 250000 miles. I was able todoa temporary fix AC leak with an additive and the oil leak is just a drip each day in my garage.
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  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    DrewBoston, Malden, MA, July 14, 2010 13:03
     Enthusiast
    I have the 5.0 V8, and it has been a complete dream for a car of its age. It only has about 102K miles, which is low for its year, but I have had NO serious problems whatsoever. The problems I have had: -Broken Radio Display -Both the driver and passenger front doors unlock by remote, but do not lock -The sunroof gets stuck when I close it, so I only pop it up now. It also leaks a TINY bit when it pours -Bushings make noise, but dealership says its safe to drive, and doesn't need replacement yet Other than these relatively small things (which could be fixed if i were so inclined) the car has had no issues. I just change the oil, do basic maintenance, and she's good to go. After talking with many people about these vehicles, and doing lots of research, i recommend being careful of the used V6 models. The V6 is better on gas, but tends to have more mechanical issues (4x4, timing belt, transmission). Also beware of the 1995-1997 and the 2002-2005 models. These are the ones they tend to not have all the kinks worked out of yet when they were new, and subsequently tend to have more problems.
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  • 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    Visitor, Alton, IL, May 27, 2010 23:41
    Bought the car in 2000 as a lease car that was returned to the dealer to be put on the market to be sold. So I got the car almost new, with only 5000 miles on it. Have had no trouble with it--only maintenance. I would buy another one tomorrow if I could. After 85,000 miles, I am only now having to have repairs on it-mostly maintenance type issues. So, I consider myself blessed. I love my SUV.
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