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Pros: Look of the vehicle
Cons: All the mechanical problems with it.
Advice: Do not buy one. They have not seemed to fixed any problems with themI have had my mountaineer for 2 years and have had nothing but problems with it.It is only a 2002 with only 89000 miles on it. I have replaced the drive shaft in it not 1 time but 2 times. The transfer case broke. I have had to replace shock & struts, ball joints and a wheel bearing/hub assembly. This vehicle is the worst I have ever had in my life.
Pros: The sound system
Cons: The uncomfortable front seats
Advice: Don't buy for comfort, cost or low maintenanceAvg mileage good at 19.5 plastic dash area around radio discoloring; plastic strip on top edge of driver door has come loose; This week, at 76,500 miles, break pads were needed and now it appears there is either seal(s) leaking or the bearings are worn out on the rear differential est repairs $1100.00...guess I should have gotten the extended warranty; AWD and sun roof pumped up ret cost to $32,500, considering above, this was a poor vehicle choice for us but otherwise it's ok...but expected more than just 'ok' for $32,500! Our 1997 Lincoln Continental beats it hands down for comfort but it's not AWD either.
Pros: Third row seating and roof vents
Cons: The access to the third row seating
Advice: It's worth every pennyI just purchased an early lease returned 2002 AWD Mountaineer. It was pretty hard for me to give up my Volvo, but the confort and handle of this SUV si awesome. The V6 provides more than enough power, and the gas consumtion is equivalent to the gas used in my Volvo 940 Turbo.
Pros: All the new additions from the 2000
Cons: Can't say
Advice: You will not be sorryThis is a car in an SUV!! It is the most comfortable car I have ever driven. This is my second time around and they say things get better with age, totally on this vehicle, but you must get the V8. This is a peppy car and the V6 is not peppy enough. They did an aweome job on this one!!
Pros: V-8 power, 17 inch wheels, sound system (audiophile) and premier package (silver frost)
Cons: power seat control location, no built in video option.
Advice: value, safety, V-8 power and AWD and most of all distinctive looks.I bought this Mountaineer in May and I can say that is the best suv I have driven or ridden in. I previously owned a Plymouth Grand Voyager and thought that I would be sacraficing in versatility as far as space, comfort and ride. This vehicle has the power, comfort and ride plus performance and looks to boot. I get so many looks when I drive this suv as well as compliments. I believe for the dollar this is best mid size suv out there.
Pros: the V8 engine
Cons: the sound system
Advice: you should buy this very good 4x4.a very good 4x4 and every thing was very good. get the opt. v8.
Pros: 3 row fold down and covers
Cons: No under seat storage
Advice: Drive it, you'll like itI am a pet sitter and drive over 100 miles per day. The Mountaineer handles very well in all types of weather here in South Florida. I was truley impressed with the turning radius. I had previously owned a minivan and could never make the turn. Now, I can make the U turn in tight places with room to spare