1995 Mercury Mystique Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1995 Mercury Mystique GS from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Good deal when purchased as a used vehicle

Faults:

Had some minor repairs done. Ignition switch, sway bars and shocks replaced, a leaky hose.

In a previous post, someone stated they paid $100.00 for a battery. I had mine replaced for $54.00. It is in an odd position.

General Comments:

I really like this car. It handles well and has enough punch to get me where I am going (4 cylinders).

The backseat is not roomy, but I don't sit back there.

It is extrememly comfortable on long trips.

The body style is still in fashion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2002

14th Jul 2005, 22:06

My wife has the 4 cyl with standard shift... been very reliable quick and economical for us. Wish she had gotten the cruise control though. Usually gets around 35 to 37 on the highway at around 70 mph.

Routine maint. only for 73K miles.. great Mazda engine.

1995 Mercury Mystique GS 24v petrol V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 24v petrol V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

Used, it's a great bargain!

Faults:

Just recently the air conditioning system failed, apparently the compressor failed. The cost of repair and recharge was just over $400.

Had the water pump replaced with the redesigned pump as they tend to fail on V6 models.

Sway bar bushings replaced a few months ago.

General Comments:

It appears these cars may be a better buy used, as they can be had for a decent price. The previous owner kept all the maintanence records and as the second owner I have had all services performed according to the manual and in return the car has performed with very little trouble.

The engine is as strong as a friends 97 with a third of the mileage. The car as far as I know is still on the original clutch, however the 5 speed transmission can take some getting used to as it is somewhat rubbery

Rides almost as well as the European Mondeo, although I can't compare the engine as the Mondeo I drove had a diesel, that got great fuel economy.

The V6 seems to be a wise choice if you do a lot of highway driving, as it is very snappy when required to be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2001

1995 Mercury Mystique GS 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles

Summary:

I'm sorry I ever bought this vehicle and would not do so again

Faults:

When I bought the car, the front end alignment was off. The dealer agreed to repair it, and eventually did. Sort of. Within 3 months it was again out of alignment and has continued to revert back out of alignment regularly despite having it repaired often.

When the car was two years old, the alternator went out. Initially, I was told the battery was at fault, so I replaced that first. This car requires one specific battery costing in the neighborhood of $100.00. When I then also had to replace the alternator, it cost an additional $500.00.

Last October 2000, the alternator went out again, requiring another $500.00 repair within two years of the last replacement. It was determined that the alternator had also damaged the battery and I again had to replace a $100.00 battery.

Less than one month after that, the timing belt went out. That was another $300.00 repair.

From the moment I purchased the vehicle, the trunk has leaked every rain storm. The dealer informed me that it was not under warranty and could not repair it without additional cost to me.

Both cup-holders broke off within one year of the purchase of the car. The spring action is such that if you bump the release and do not catch the cup-holder on its upward swing, it breaks itself off with momentum. I was quoted $300.00 to repair them since it would require replacement of the entire console. $300.00 for cup-holders...

Most recently, the thermostat has gone out. It will require the removal of many other components just to replace a simple thermostat due to the cramped engine compartment. The thermostat itself will cost less than $10.00. The labor, due to the difficulty level, will be over $50.00.

General Comments:

In my opinion, a car less than 5 years old should not need this many large dollar repairs on a regular basis.

This car has proven to be very costly.

I rarely make long distance trips as I cannot trust that I will arrive incident free.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2001

10th Sep 2001, 14:14

I too am the owner of a 1995 mercury mystique. I have had numerous recalls and nothing but problems from day one... due to poor quality control. I will never buy another Ford product. I've never driven anything but Fords but never again, and I'm going to make sure I tell at least 5 people a day just how awful ford products are.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 35 reviews