Performance but High cost maintenance
Water pump replaced - $160.00.
Break lines replaced from rear to middle of car (both side) - $120.00.
Kind of flange in direction column - Replace it for $150.00 - Now steering is tight.
Front linkit changed (both side) - $100.00.
Rear breaks changed (Rotor + pads) changed - $150.00.
Heater only blow hot air in defrost dock. Replaced a small vacuum tube. Solved the problem - $50.00.
Alternator has to be changed, extremely expensive repair on that model - $467.00 (rebuilt part $230.00 + 3 hours labor)
Other small fix like door-lock switch ($20.00)
Tune up (oil, filter, spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter etc + scan test) - $225.00.
A/C will never works again (compressor, condenser and dryer are out)
Check Engine light turns on somethimes but there is no OBD code in ECU memory. So I don't worry about that. Car runs very very well.
This car looks very good and is funny to drive with nervous V6 engine. The car handles very well. Sedan 4 doors is very useful with a spacious trunk. Lot of equipment with automatic transmission, power windows, electric door-lock, illuminated mirrors on both side, cup holders, CD radio (installed by myself)
Interior is great with beautiful dashboard that shows important gauges such as RPM and temperature.
Body and frame is perfect, absolutely no rust. Paint is still gloss.
Everything is OK (Cigar lighter, accessories, power windows, lights etc.) but antenna doesn't go down.
I'm a canadian guy and bought this car for 19 hundred canadian box.
If someone want to buy a used car and don't want to spend money to keep it in a good condition, go at a the dealer store and buy a brand new one!!!
Today, if I get a new car in the same category, I'll pay at least $20.000 - No thank you |;o)
I love my Mercury Mystique and I'd like to keep it for a while! Taking good cares is the secret for any old car...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2006