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Rides like a truck.
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: Automatic oil change light.Overall great tough vehicle. But the ride gets a bit bumpy depending wich way you go.
Great vehicle for the traveling family
Pros: The powerful V8 Engine
Cons: The gas consumptionWe love our 2006 Mercury Mountaineer, V8, 4.6 L Luxury Package SUV. It is durable classy (with the interior leather and chrome accents). We love going on long trips regardless if it is to the mountains or to the beach, Our Mountaineer allows us to haul whatever we may need for the trip and the kids as well. The downside is the Gas consumption, 15 City and 20 Highway MPG. the Upside you get a powerful V8 engine that allows you to climb hills and mountains with no hesitation. The Mountaineer is rugged and if you purchase AWD/ 4 WD Package you can practically go anywhere with your family. Great product Ford Motor Company! Can't wait for the new edition due out next year.
Pros: Appealling looks
Cons: comfort level
Advice: Look elsewhereThis truck has probably the worst ride I have ever found. After only 20 minutes of riding, my back begins to hurt. I have owned previous SUV's and this is nothing like the others. We took it back to the dealer and swapped it for another one and it rode just as bad. The salesman did not seem surprised. He told me that everyone says that about the Explore and Mountaineers.