2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 4.6L V8 from North America
Good looks for good trouble
09/21/2009 - On the test drive, the check engine light came on.
09/28/2009 - Had to take it back to have them fix the dinging sound. Airbag sensor defect was causing the check engine light to flash.
10/01/2009 - They had to order a new dash assembly without a speaker to make the dinging stop.
10/03/2009 - No antifreeze anywhere to be found, and the heater isn't working. "Nothing wrong".
10/15/2009 - Head gasket blew and there was no denying it. Took well over 2 weeks of waiting and finally got my vehicle back.
10/31/2009 - Did not dare put my 7 year old son in my car to go trick or treating, so my dad's 1995 GMC Jimmy took us, mostly because it was safer.
11/26/2009 - Had to replace the engine, because it was easier, cheaper, and less time consuming than replacing the blown head gaskets. It took 4 days, and when we were able to pick the vehicle up on 12/03/2009, the transmission was gone. On 12/04, it's going back. I have had enough of this piece of machinery.
Very comfortable heated leather seats, power everything.
A very beautiful vehicle. However, the transmission, dash assembly, engine, brakes, etc., make it not worth any attention.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th December, 2009