28th Nov 2003, 19:54

I bought my mystique 1995 new and have had much the same problems with some variations. I did not worry too much while everything was being fixed under warranty. But when the warranty run out it started to hurt my pocket. All in all compared to other new cars I have had, I didn't think its repair record was any worst. Perhaps what have struck me the most is to learn that Ford dealers knew nothing about the car and how to fix things, they were constantly contacting Ford to find out. The second bad thing that has disappointed me deeply about this car and Ford is that now I need to replace my ABS and Traction Control gadget and Ford charges $5,000 for a new one. This 8 year old car with 106,000 miles is not worth even that. Some ripoff!

No more Ford products for me.

21st Jan 2004, 14:33

Reading your comments is almost feels like you guys are driving my 1998 Mercury Mistake. Head gasket blew right after I drained my account to pay for the transmission replacement. When I was in the shop the last time, I was advised about the condition of my front wheel bearings. Cigarette lighter and clock have never worked and I had to apply grease to the hinges on the rear doors to put an end to the metal-on-metal grinding.

I have called Mercury several times to find out whether any of my issues are on recall notice, and as always they are not. This company has to know about the level of dissatisfaction that these cars are producing, but I feel that they simply do not care. When you boil it down, no one can make such a terribly constructed car and not know about it.

10th Feb 2004, 21:18

Wow I'm glad I'm not the only mystique owner with a broken headrest, water coming out of the trunk, broken speedometer and broke two wheel studs. do NOT buy this car.

15th Jan 2005, 12:54

I have a 95 mercury mistake and I have had no problems till I got 140000 miles on it then the back brakes, brake lines, timing belt and fuel filter all went at the same time. I wouldn't buy another ford in my life time.

24th Apr 2005, 19:06

Well like the the old saying goes FORD "Found On Road DEAD"I paid $2600 for a 95 great looking car sitting on jack stands in the driveway. It has been sitting there for 3 weeks it broke down 3 days after purchase. All new battery, Starter and altenator. Have no clue what to replace next.

29th Apr 2005, 15:17

Wow, I’m not alone. I bought my 1995 Mistake (GS 4Cyl 16V Automatic) in ‘96 with 12k miles. It ran like a charm for the first year. Then here is my list of expensive repairs:

· Timing Belt @ 48k miles

· Power windows controllers on all four doors were shot @ 55k miles

· Thermostat

· Oxygen Sensor

· Alternator & Master power fuse & Battery (related I presume)

· Belt

· Driver and passenger head rests broken @ 37k miles.

· Clock works

· Cassette squeaks, but still works

· Cup holders broken

· Trunk doesn’t pop open, so when using the latch somebody has to lift it up from the back while the latch is activated… Water leakage as well

The last of my Ford / Mercury products ever…

5th Dec 2006, 16:25

I am very sorry about all your comments, I bought a new mystique mercury in 2000 and it is the best car I have ever had, maybe all the problems of the people that call this luxury car the "mercury mistake" had all those problems because the bought used cars. this is a magnificent car without any problems, and girls like it.

5th Jan 2007, 08:29

Amazing! I purchased my '95 in 1997 while in Georgia with the best of hopes, but within that year it was in the shop for a blower replacement - twice! I certainly had some of the aforementioned problems as well over the next 4 years until yesterday.

I gave the car to mom in 2001 with 134000 highway miles, and now with only 4500 miles more the transmission crashed without warning. This car was in excellent condition, always dealer maintained, always serviced on time, and always OEM parts. I had the same transmission issues with a '01 Taurus. Were these cars engineered to fail or what?

I'm done with Ford, even if I won one I'd sell it before it could bite me.

23rd Jan 2007, 14:03

I own a 1995 Mercury Mystique. Wow there is allot of negativity about this car. Now don't get me wrong, my headrest are broken my trunk leaks water, my back door are crazy loud when opening, my gas door has to have help opening. I have had to change the front axel's a couple times. But I only paid $2500.00 CND for this car in 2003. I have not had any major problems with it until just recently. My Timing belt broke, and my car died.

I have 220,000.KM on this car.

I know many people who have purchased a car for 10K and had it go down in a month. This car has lasted me 3 years and only left me to walk once (so far).

I am now going to get rid of my car, but to tell you the truth I am sad to see her go.

So even thought I will probably never buy another FORD again. I think this car was pretty good to me.

FORD - Driver Returns On Foot.

8th Feb 2007, 14:55

I have a 1995 Mercury Mystique with only 57000 original miles. The car has been nothing but trouble. Stay away from this car. It is not a good value unless you are getting it for free.

9th Feb 2007, 12:18

All you people are so funny! Have you never heard of something called WD-40? When sprayed on door latch mechanisms and hinges, it eliminates squeaking and prevents sticking. Amazing! Ever heard of changing your transmission fluid and filter? It's called routine maintenance. Funny how nobody wants to accept responsibility for taking care of their own property. Everything that goes wrong must be somebody else's fault.

9th Feb 2007, 15:30

"I consider this car a symbol of what went wrong with the US auto industry in the 1980-1990. "

We've had a dozen good, reliable, high mileage cars from the 1980's and 1990's, including Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury, Chevy, Pontiac, and Cadillac. Maybe we just take better care of things, but I can't believe that we were just lucky with such a wide variety of different vehicles.

9th Feb 2007, 16:03

It sounds like you never owned a crudtour/mystake. As someone who made a MISTAKE of owning one I can sit back and laugh at Ford's misfortunes.

13th Feb 2007, 01:17

You seem to be buying a lot of cars?

It all depends what you are using these reviews for. Most new car customers don't have much problems with their cars. But there are lemons out there, but they are not that many. The problem is when you buy a used car with no warranty and you are short of cash. You know this is usually why people buy old cars. I'm in school and need cheap reliable transportation. If I then end up repairing my car this can break me financially, right? That's why such sites are a gem. You can find out which cars that you should not buy and what cars are reliable even when used.

I don't know anything about this Mystique, but I know for sure I don't want one thanks to this site!! When hundreds of people seem to have a bad experience with this model this is not a good sign and I'll definitely clear away.