2005 Mercury Mountaineer Premier V8 from North America


This was a 42 month lease.

Never left us stranded

Absolutely nothing went wrong for the entire time we leased it. Gas, brakes, tires. That's it.

OK, maybe I'm lying...

1st week - faulty gas gauge was replaced. Loaner given.

3rd year- an umbrella was stuck in tracks of the passenger seat. It was inoperable. Covered under warranty. Again a loaner.

Never did get to know my service manager on a first name basis. Wish I could say the same for the GMC Acadia that replaced the Mercury.

General Comments:

The V8 is thirsty. It hurt back then when we were nearing the $5 mark.

The car is a tank, built solid.

I wish that the 3rd row was split as in newer models.

I'm looking for a commuter/station car, which is what brought me to this site.

Go with Premier with all bells and whistles, you won't regret it. Back up sensors come in handy for city parking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2016

2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0 from North America


Buyer Beware Transmission Problems


My truck started not shifting right at 48,000 miles. Now the traction control light is on. The dealer told me I needed a Traction control sensor It's not covered under drive train warranty. Cost $2200.

Back brakes had to be changed 3 times already and tranny is still shifting rough.

General Comments:

Really nice on the inside, but Mercury should recall the transmission or some of the parts on this vehicle. I would stay away from this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th October, 2007

12th Oct 2007, 20:07

I agree. There are some transmission issues with this vehicle definitely. My 2003 shifts rough, especially when down shifting at lower speeds. Ford said that's just the way it is with this transmission. I've also had multiple things changed on the transmission, which haven't fixed the rough shifting. (More in my review)

31st Mar 2008, 23:56

I have a 2005 Mountaineer that has given me absolutely no trouble whatsoever. I'm not thrilled with the gas mileage but that's what one expects with a large SUV. It's comfortable, roomy and good looking.

21st Dec 2008, 20:53

Totally agree with driver error on the tranny problems. Remember people, you have full time AWD so your vehicle is operating two drive-trains. Wait for a complete stop when changing gears. Take care of your vehicle and your vehicle will take care of you.