1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 from North America
Best overall vehicle I have ever driven
I had a radiator hose burst, but that was basically missed routine maintenance.
Windshield is now cracked due to the weather.
Back door locks stick and rear passengers have a hard time getting out.
Transfer case and front differential are wearing badly, but were also used hard.
Brake pedal faceplate came off.
I love this truck, its been everywhere from Maine to Kansas, has carried everything from 7 passengers to groceries to a transmission, and performs beautifully. The 5.0 is fantastic for surprising people at the stoplight and especially on the highway with the overdrive on. Stability is unbelievable, I've been in an accident where I was driving over 95 mph and slid straight sideways on the road and was thrown into a ditch. As soon as I was sideways, I think any other SUV would have rolled at least 3 times, but no one wheel ever came off the road. I have absolute confidence in this truck and anyone who wants to own one should think very seriously about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2005