Car Review: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
June 05, 2010, 10:15 AM
I bought my Mercury Mountaineer new in 1997. After 5 years, the antenna stopped working. The emergency brake never has worked. The only response from the dealership was, "It works, you have a V-8. Stop putting so much pressure on the accelerator". I do not pass inspection each year. I show the paperwork that the company tried to repair problem. I can't afford another car. Presently, it is in the shop, the sway bar appears to be the cause of the grinding, popping sound when I turn the steering wheel and / or apply the brakes. The bushing is broken. Also, the electrical system on the passenger side of the door doesn't work. I received a quote for $600.00 to repair the system. I manually lock the door. The cd system stopped working after six years. The check engine light repeatedly comes on after a repair. It has been on now 2 years. Oh well. How could I forget about the Lumbar feature. It stopped working during the 4th year. I rent a car for long distance driving. I do not plan to purchase another Mercury Mountaineer.