1991 Mercury Tracer LST 1.8L DOHC from North America
Small, but solid
Solenoid went bad, had to replace because my car wouldn't start without a new one.
An interior light went out.
Headlight plastic terrible, one went out.
Automatic transmission does some weird stuff if its cold.
Gas gauge is very unreliable, but at least it tells me when I'm on close to low.
Gas tank leaks into under the back seat if I fill up the tank, had to reseal.
Sway bar bearings went bad, replaced. Helped it out a ton!
Engine idles really rough, putting it in neutral at stoplights fixes this.
Other than these minor problems, it will get you from point A to B pretty reliably. The engine, although small, is actually pretty quick and can give some pretty decent torque at about 3000 RPM. The Tracer also has many sporty touches like a n almost pro suspension, 4 wheel disk brakes, and the seats are meant for comfortable cornering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2005