High maintenance $$$
Alternator needed replacing as well as battery.
Cup holders were history when I got the car.
Front rotors, pads replaced as well as wheel cylinders on rear, transmission slips, and I cannot get it to idle on its own.
Oxygen sensor replaced as well as complete exhaust system front to back.
I'm paralyzed and living on a very small income. This car keeps me broke. It's too bad better design wasn't used when they built this car, because it's a nice riding vehicle, but I cannot afford the repairs.
I also deal with my "battery of mechanics who refer to my car as a 95 Mercury Mistake".
What we need is an automaker to return to rear wheel drive, get rid of the computer and the numerous troublesome and expensive sensors (oxygen sensor $150). Forget about replacing the transmission filter (8 hours labour $$); the transmission slips out of gear all the time.
This car should be called a Mercury Expense!
Can anyone please tell me how to get the car to idle properly, instead of it racing up high, then stalling?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th November, 2010