1998 Mercury Tracer Review

1998 Mercury Tracer LS Sport 2.0 Single Overhead Cam from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Single Overhead Cam Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car


A well-built car that is often overlooked


Fuel gauge was nonoperational when purchased.

General Comments:

I have now had my Mercury Tracer LS Sport for nearly a year, and it has given me no trouble whatsoever.

If you have the problem with the fuel gauge always reading Empty, make sure you take the car to an actual Ford/Lincoln/Mercury mechanic. They know what the problem is, and will actually fix your car instead of keeping it for a month and charging you labor for time they are not working on the car.

This car is very solid, and a pleasure to drive.

The engine runs well even at high rpm, and the suspension is very forgiving.

This car is surprisingly quick, and can out accelerate many other cars on the road, possibly due to the amount of low-end torque the engine has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2003

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review