1998 Mercury Villager Reviews

1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0 gas from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0 gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance189000 kilometres

Summary:

A great van for its day

Faults:

Ball joints, and tie rods 3x since new.

Currently have an occasional nasty engine misfire that we still cannot diagnose.

Leaking water in driver's foot well after heavy rain.

Door lock actuators.

Replaced gas filler neck and housing (rust).

General Comments:

It has been a very reliable work horse for our family.

It has been mostly city driven, which really hurts the gas mileage. But it still has the original exhaust.

We have oil sprayed the van almost every year since new, and it still has no rust (except for around the gas filler neck).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2012

1998 Mercury Villager 3.0 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

No problemo

Faults:

Overall - it's a good car. No serious malfunctions so far.

Maintenance included timing belt change @ 110K and CV boots/axles change at 130 K. Other than that - just oil and all liquids change/flush, brake pads. And the car will run and run. Maybe a little, but underpowered, but it's a family van and not a sporty car. :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews