Year / Model Reviewed: 2002 Mercury Villager Sport
Strengths: Ver good mini van for driving long distance. Very reliable and very smooth. It holds 6-7 people comfortably and it is realy good on highways.
Weaknesses: Tires wear and tear unevenly. Steering shakes but might have to do some wheel alignment.
Summary: Overall, this is a good relaible vehicle for a family. I would like to buy this again if it is manufactured.
Rating Reviewed by: GENE (Unregistered User)
Review Date August 8, 2003
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 3 of 5
Used product for 3 Months to 1 year
Visitors rate this review 3.80 of 5,
Review 3 of 95
from Lamaraque mercury
Year / Model Reviewed: 2002 MERCURY VILLAGER SPORT
Strengths: Price, style, conmfort.
Weaknesses: Some things esp the dashboard look cheap.
Summary: Overall Im very pleased. Dealership gave me 5,000 discount off of 24,000 sticker. prob would not have bought it w/o the rebate and so far im impressed. It rides smooth like a car.Only problem Ive had is the latch on the sliding glass door which is scheduled for repair next week. Love the dual side sliding doors. The dashboard looks kinda cheap but other than that I'm happy. Lots of room in back row. I thought there would be more leg room between the front and middle row. Gas mileage could be better. I was very disappointed that the dual stereo didnt work the same as it did in my Explorer.
Middle row headphone users cannot listen to different radio station than everybody else is listening to.
Similar Products Used: Quest
Rating Reviewed by: Dan (Unregistered User)
Review Date July 21, 2003
Overall Rating 2 of 5
Value Rating 2 of 5
Used product for More than 1 year
Visitors rate this review 5.00 of 5,
Review 4 of 95
, from Ohio
Year / Model Reviewed: 2001 Mercury Villager
Strengths: very few
Weaknesses: Shakes, Shakes, Shakes - should be used in one of those chocolate milk commercials! Worth about 8K less than a year ago on trade, wow! Think I need to call Ford about possible real problems, Lemon Law exchange!
Summary: Bought new, closeout model. Never again! Front end has shaked since the first days owning it. 1st time(few weeks) dealer said they had to balance the tires, no charge, no paperwork. 2nd time(few months) needed alignment, no charge. 3rd time(few months) 2 new tires, no charge. 4th time(few months), test drive, rebalance & rotate tires. Starting again.(less than week later) total of 23K miles
Similar Products Used: Windstar, much better performance, ride, etc.
Strengths: Ultra reliable motor. Handles well for a mini van.
Weaknesses: Vehicle has shook from the time I bought it. Door locks lock when they want to. Engine is noisy. When braking around a bumpy curve, you're likely to slide off the road.
Summary: This is my second Villager and overall they both have been reliable except for one common problem. THEY BOTH SHAKE. I have had tires balanced (many times), Front ends aligned, and tires replaced, all for nothing. None of these things ever helped. Because of the shaking, it causes the tires to wear unevenly as well. I am so frustrated now, that this one will be my last one. The door locks occasionally have a mind of their own and lock whenever they feel like it. I notice that my 2001 with the 3.3 engine is considerably noisier than my 1996 with the 3.0 engine. Again, nobody seems to know why. When it comes to the shaking, I am starting to hear "They DO that" a lot.