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Pros: The ride.
Cons: Gas mileage.
Advice: Compare. Shop around for the best price. They come standard with a lot of features.I bought this vehicle used this year. I love all the amenities it has and the smooth ride. I was able to maneuver the controls in one day and it is very convenient to be able to adjust my temperature or change my station with the controls right on the steering wheel. I love the way the seat remembers my setting and how the seat automatically goes back when you turn the key off. I have not had a new vehicle in over 10 years and I am so happy with this one.
Pros: Steering Wheel Mounted Audio and Climate Control
Cons: All Terrain Tires that are standard on the Luxury and Premier package are noisy and rough for Highway Driving. Would prefer a touring tire.
Advice: Get the V-8 and AWD. Gas Mileage between it and the V-6 is about a mile per gallon less.Excellent ride. Good power with the V-8. V-6 is a little weak for a vehicle of this size. Love the AWD. Very comfortable and enjoyable to drive. The Luxury Package has a fantastic amount of just about any option you would ever want. The interior is gorgeous.
Pros: How quiet the interior is
Cons: Drivers seat
Advice: Buy it with the 4.6Mountaineer handles great,smooth ride,quiet, comfortable,lot's of room,the 4.6 engine is great and it will get the same gas mileage as the v6
Advice: Go for top of the line Mountaineer other wise you will have boring and drab vehicle!This is good solid value vehicle. The layout is very old tech and needs updated. The V8 power is the only way to go as v6 motor is very under powered. The worst thing about the Mountaineer is that it's a very average vehicle and doesn't really offer too much excitement.
Pros: I love it all! Autiophile system
Cons: Being at the gas station as often as i am
Advice: Take your time to research the options and packages you want (there's so many) and call around to as many dealerships as possible to find the best priceGoing from a sports car to this suv wasn't quite as difficult as it should have been. It handles increadibly well, except that it has a tendancy to fish tail on tight corners in the rain. The lower center of gravity and the independent rear suspension make for a wonderfully smooth journey...even on Louisianna interstates! They have also seemed to think of everything when it came to safety (Security Group package). And with the audiophile stereo, I don't have to re-do or upgrade anything! I am so happy with my purchase decission, and so glad i didn't decide to get another small sports car!
Pros: All Wheel Drive handling
Cons: None. Vehicle far exceeded expectations.
Advice: Test drive and your purchase decision will be clear.Local Lincoln-Mercury dealer provided new 2003 Mountaineer AWD to take home and test drive for two days. Power, performance, acceleration, safety systems, braking, steering, handling, ride comfort, noise levels, and overall driveability outstanding. Two options on vehicle: running boards and class III trailer towing package.
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.