1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0 from North America
A maintenance pig
3 broken springs. Dealer would fix the front on warranty, but not the rear. Go figure. Maybe they don't like back seat drivers either.
Rotors pulse. These cars are known for it. Brings my pulse up a few notches every time.
The fuse for the cruise control blew. I was really cruising too.
The mega fuse blew. Found it after a mega search, and replaced it.
The power antenna died. Super glued it in the up position. I think I'll get a patent on that process.
One front speaker died. As the Beatles would say, Let it be.
The timing belt tensioner pulley let go. Oh, the tension of spending $730.
The trunk release and hood prop clip were broken when I picked it up from that repair. Gorillas on my list.
Blown head gasket. They want $850. Speaking of heads; I think I need mine examined for buying a Ford product.
Although it handles quite well due to weight distribution, there are so many more reliable cars that are out there. Ford is the last one I'll consider next time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd August, 2004
6th Mar 2006, 06:58
Rotor pulse may due to the fact that you need new Front struts. Also, check those bushings for the front steering. Change your tire size from 185/70/14 to 195/65/14. You'll feel get better handling. The speaker bit you wrote was brilliant! Just replace it with a after market one. Antenna mask is also cheap for a after market one and is extremely easy to replace.