Good vehicle if Ford would correct the tailgate problem
The most frustrating thing that has happened is the lift-gate has cracked at the Mercury symbol. There was a slight crack and now there are several. There is no recall at the moment, but I know of several people who have had this same problem with 2002 Explorers.
The brakes have needed repairs and one rear axle and one front axle.
All in all I really like the Mountaineer. I have not had a lot of problems like I just read about. I like the 3-seat feature and the leather seat. I like the roomy front seats and the middle row seats.
The Mountaineer handles well on the road.
I would buy it again if it got better gas mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2007