1993 Mercury Villager Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Mercury Villager GS VG30E 3.0L 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission VG30E 3.0L 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Axxess

Summary:

I wish I had never heard of

Faults:

Exhaust Manifold Stud failure - twice.

Sun Visor disintegrated.

All Door Lock Actuators needed replacement.

Ball-Joints and Tie Rod Ends at 150000 km.

Transmission selector cable support snapped.

CV Both Boots replaced once at 130000 km.

Front light bar bulbs burnt out - left it dark.

General Comments:

Other than the exhaust manifold issue - the van is 11 years old and I'm just going to live with the noise - the van has been as reliable as any car. It still starts up easily in the morning and drives okay.

One thing worth mentioning is the vehicle was designed with maintenance in mind - for example, the oil filter is easy to reach, unlike my old Nissan Axxess. The ball joints and tie rods were un-bolt\bolt-on, and I did them myself without special tools. The door lock actuators were $120 Cdn from the dealer, but I replaced them with universal 2-wire ones for $16 each. I also had disintergrating sun visors, but I took them apart and replaced the cardboard inside with stiffer material.

Otherwise, electrical system, tranny, brakes, heater, A/C, cooling have worked no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2004

1993 Mercury Villager 3L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired267000 kilometres
Most recent distance279000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great vehicle for long trips

Faults:

Tail lights didn't work when purchased including dash lights. Got repaired and no more problems.

General Comments:

Really reliable, stored for winter so I don't know about snow handling. Confortable and Spacey.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th September, 2004

1993 Mercury Villager from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles

Summary:

I'm happy with it

Faults:

Timing belt had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable van. I've driven the Dodge Caravans and the Mercury Villager is much more comfortable.

It is slightly less powerful than the Dodge Caravan, but not enough to make much of a difference.

I drove it through the winter and it handled very well in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th June, 2001

1993 Mercury Villager LE from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Inside vents are very cheap, handled carefully they still break, made of very cheap plastic. Left taillight bulb keeps going out even though bulb is okay. Front light bar between headlights keeps malfunctioning. Halogen bulbs are very expensive to replace. The dash is very large and in the summer, the dash gets so warm from the sun going down the road it is hard to cool.

General Comments:

Reliable vehicle, but has some minor electrical problems, has 67,000 miles on it. Comfortable vehicle but am unsure if I would buy another Mercury Villager LE.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

11th Oct 2006, 08:43

I believe you meant a Village LS. No LE model was ever produced to my knowledge. Just a heads up :)

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 9 reviews