1995 Mercury Tracer LX 1.8
This car is almost a Toyota
Water pump failed at 130,000 miles.
Clutch slave cylinder and master cylinder failed at 140,000 miles.
Cruise control failed at 120,000 miles, probably the speedometer cable that oscillates the speed the faster you go.
Horn never worked.
Passenger window needs a new track since 120,000 miles; have to help the window up.
Rear spoiler is coming loose at 160,000 miles.
Great car. Reviews say 31 miles to a gallon is the max. After a tune-up, fuel system cleaning (thanks Valvoline) and using non-ethanol fuel, I have seen 32 on some tanks. Was as low as 24 MPG when the car was bought.
Minor repairs, body issues. Running around in a zippy stick shift with a sun roof, and the biggest expense wasn't the actual clutch, but the stuff that controls the clutch. May not be a Toyota, but it is giving one a run for its money as I drive it into the ground. The car will even bark from first to 2nd gear if you want to show off.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2012