10th May 2004, 10:01

Man you say this is the most trouble free car you ever had? Replaced ex. system 3 times, Radiator 3 times etc.

Man I hate to see the repair list on your worst car that you've owned. Jeeeeesee!!

14th Dec 2004, 14:59

I should have mentioned radiators and exhaust systems as well as most replacement parts came from junkyard. I didn't think car would last this long. Still runs perfect at 196,000 miles, doesn't leak or burn anything, but it's getting rust around rear wheel arches. It survived a summer with my daughter. I still haven't found a worthy replacement!

17th Nov 2005, 19:43

I own a 1989 Mercury Tracer Station Wagon myself. I would have to say this car is a great car as far as mileage, great seats, and the stereo sounds spectacular in it and I don't have subs in it...yet. This car is a great car and it does have a lot of pep I have raced several small cars with it and beat them all.

30th May 2006, 18:30

I own a '89 Tracer Wagon, and it has been a great car. But recently we've had problems with the transmission, and smoke shooting out after staling for a while. We've maintained it regularly and have gotten a lot of miles on it, for only getting it for $700. It's comfortable, has moved us several times, and been a good car. We did have to replace an axle and the bearings. The brake lines were also replaced, but what can you expect for an '89, driving on the bumpy, pothole roads of upper Michigan. Despite all the harsh winters and salt, this baby hardly has rust. I would totally buy a Tracer again, if I came across one.

2nd Jun 2007, 13:37

I just got an 98 tracer sw, it has 16000 orig miles for three thousand just hope its worth it.

30th Dec 2007, 23:55

I just recently bought an '89 Mercury T-Racer for my first car (I am just turning 16) and this thing is AWESOME!!! I bought her for a case of Miller Light ($15.99) and have put less than $200 in it! It is Rust Free, Interior is PERFECT, and only has 75,xxx Miles on her...Plus...she gets bout 35+ MPG!!! Now I'm going to put a sweet sound system in it! Wish me Luck!!!


6th Apr 2008, 22:36

Just got an '89 Tracer (call it my T-Racer). She's not showroom perfect, but talk about get-up! Only paid $400 with 138,000 miles on it. (Had to find something fuel economic to drive when it's not snowing here in Minnesota.) Needs some exhaust work (too loud for sensitive ears). Has an electrical quirk, but that's not a big problem. Wish it had O/D or was a manual. Feel like the darn little thing is going to explode when highway driving. :) But I'd much rather drive one of these older, no-frills cars than the newer stuff! DEPENDABLE!!! Only ONE recall on this puppy versus ongoing list for the Focus.