1994 Mercury Villager Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Mercury Villager 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

A good value for the money

Faults:

The car had a stalling problem at low speed. I had O2 sensor, fuel pump and another sensor replaced. This ran me a big chunk of change, like $1000. The problem persisted. Dealership was unable to fix. Started using BP gas and problem went away. I didn't believe it so I tried another brand of gas, and sure enough, problem came back.

Some minor annoyances such as front door hinge wore out, the lights on climate control are intermittent and ironically, the intermittent windshield wipers are sometimes more intermittent than designed. Additionally, when brakes get wet, they squeal when backing out of my driveway after sitting over night, the blower motor chirps at low speed, and the sliding door window rattles a tad. The windows fog up in cold damp conditions to the degree that AC is mandatory.

General Comments:

Overall, I like the car. It is quick, quiet and comfortable. If not for the crazy stalling problem, I would have ended up putting little money into this car. I am planning on getting another in three years when I hit 200k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

26th Mar 2005, 10:26

I have a 94 villager and so far its been a good car,150,000 miles on it so far. I had an oil leak problem, rear main seal area and water coolant leak on heads total bill about 400.00 cost. drivers door hinge also worn causing door to sag, also door locks won't open with a key.

1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired68 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles

Summary:

A high performance, extremely low reliable car

Faults:

1. Rear air conditioning pipes were leaking on the second year I got the car. The pipes were all rust, and rust, and rust.

2. 2 out of three main radiator hose were broke, and replaced. Additional hose near the manifold also replaced. Gas line hose also replaced because it was sipping gasoline.

3. The spark plug wires were all cracked, and I have to replace all of them.

4. Front driver side power window motor broke.

5. Throttle stuck at the first start up. It took a long time to get it working properly.

6. Front driver door latch came loose. The screws, nuts and bolts were not secure enough.

7. Power door lock has a mind of its own. Sometimes the locks do not work correctly.

General Comments:

I like the car as the design is relatively good. The reliability of this car is extremely poor. No wonder Toyota market is gaining shares and became the second biggest auto maker instead of FORD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th June, 2003

1994 Mercury Villager LS V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carToyota Van

Summary:

Reliable and comfortable

Faults:

The major thing we have had to do on this van is the air conditioner. The others were few and minor.

General Comments:

Our family van was bought used with about 40,000 miles on it. It now has 96,000 miles and I really want a used sport utility vehicle. I have not found one that has a good enough reliablity rating yet.

My van continues to ride well and has had few problems. The back seat slides easily when you want more space. We ran over a deer a few months ago and the only problem we had was the oil filter was knocked off! My van is still running great!

The four captains chairs are very comfortable for adults on long trips!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 9 reviews