1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0 from North America
Without doubt, the best car I have ever owned or known about... bar none! Please make more like it??
Electric windows got quirky, but cured themselves?
Replaced clothes hangers (plastic) once.
Engine light came on, with no problems.
Are you kidding??? 229,000 miles!!! I'd buy another in a heartbeat!
30 mpg up until the engine blew with no warning.
Four kids and "stuff" in the back-great!
NEVER a problem... a few sets of tires.
Replaced timing belt at 50K as per manufacturing recommendation. That's it!
Paint, trim-plastic and otherwise held up fantastically!
Cloth uplholstery always looked good.
Driving vision incredibly good. All around.
No electrical problems-and it's all electric!
Great radio/cassette-wanted CD, but never put one in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2005
4th May 2005, 16:43
I have a 1999 Mercury Tracer LS. I bought the car in 2002 when it had 42,000 miles on it. It now has 94,000 miles on it, and I can say, 3 years and 52,000 miles later, that it has been the BEST car I have ever owned. The car has given me absolutely no mechanical problems whatsoever. The only thing that has gone wrong with it is that the tape deck quit working about 6 months ago. Other than that, the car has held up wonderfully. If you're looking for a dependable used car that won't break you, a '97 and up Tracer or Escort is the way to go.