Due to age and lots of use, the heated driver seat doesn't work nor do the parking sensors but both could be fixed. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. New Car Test Drive correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from San Jose, California. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? The Convenience model comes with the 153-horsepower four-cylinder engine. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
Ford's number for this recall is 15S28. The four-wheel-independent, front strut and rear multi-link arrangement translates into a generally sure-footed ride, though on some of the unexpected dips we experienced along our drive, the ute would occasionally show a tendency to wallow a bit. If you've seen the Mercury Mountaineer, you've seen the Mariner, albeit an unSanforized one after a trip or two through a hot-water car wash. Double déja vu 2005 Mercury MarinerAt first glance, one might get a double sense of déjà vu. Tie-down hooks are provided to secure odd-shaped or especially mobile objects. The rears are the originals.
A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders. In the power department, the V6 delivers as expected, pulling readily and cleanly through the heart of the power band, if not with an abundance of gusto; this is a consequence, no doubt, of less-than-impressive torque. Fuel economy was disappointing at just 18 mpg overall. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The Mariner tracks well and rides comfortably at highway speeds for a vehicle of its size and stature. Fuel economy is respectable, and it's affordable even when fully optioned. The Reverse Sensing System, which uses sonar to spot objects hidden behind the vehicle, is available, however.
These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. There's little body lean in curves. The size and basics are right. Mileage inconsistency, stolen entries or an excessive amount of previous owners are facts that change the value of your car significantly, whether you know about it or not. Very reliable, I have never had a problem. Remedy Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. It's as if somebody decided something needed to be done and right now, so how do we go about it? It will comfortably and confidently master snow-filled parking lots at the ski lodge and muddy driveways at the weekend cabin.
These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. My wife got the new car, I took hers! The tall glasshouse is properly proportioned to balance the body side panels. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The suspension is tuned to conquer all but the truly egregious pavement pockmarks. Front seatbacks host map pockets, as do both front doors.
There's not much that can be done to stylize a liftgate, taillamps and bumper, other than with trim bits and pieces, and the Mariner's designers did their best with what they had. Fuel economy was disappointing at just 18 mpg overall. In the power department, the V6 delivers as expected, pulling readily and cleanly through the heart of the power band, if not with an abundance of gusto; this is a consequence, no doubt, of less-than-impressive torque. For the most part, we found it at best only marginally quieter than the Escape, with road noise and tire hiss clearly audible, and noticeable, if barely, wind whistle from the side windows and mirrors. The front brakes only has been changed once.
The V6-powered Luxury and Premier models come with four-wheel disc brakes. Seemingly central to the Mariner's essence is satin-finish aluminum, which abounds inside as well as out. The trademark satin-finish aluminum vertical-bar grille sits on a matching bumper inset, turn indicator lights are housed where the headlamp lenses wrap around the fenders and the central recess in the hood imbues the front fenders with a subtle shoulder look. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Power steering fluid had never been changed was thicker than engine oil but taken care of now. On the redeeming side, fit and finish in the cabin was up to par, with no buzzes, squeaks or rattles. The angled C-pillar behind the rear side door accentuates the people-orientation of the Mariner while acknowledging it can haul cargo, too.
Started every time this winter and this was a particularly cold winter. The angled C-pillar behind the rear side door accentuates the people-orientation of the Mariner while acknowledging it can haul cargo, too. Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Mercury Mariner? And free is good, right? The recall began on May 21, 2015. If you've seen the Mercury Mountaineer, you've seen the Mariner, albeit an unSanforized one after a trip or two through a hot-water car wash. From the rear, the Mariner is, well, a sport utility vehicle. Also, and as most engines in its class do, it labors at the extreme top end, but few if any Mariner drivers are likely to explore that territory. And you won't get one.
If you like the Mountaineer's appointments and look, you'll like the Mariner's, as the designers have hewn closely to theme the larger Mountaineer established. The second-generation model was notably improved, more solid and reassuring. Walkaround The Mercury Mariner is a compact four-door, five-passenger, sport utility vehicle. It would have vanished along with the likes of such once-grand Detroit brands as Oldsmobile and Plymouth. The 2005 Mercury Mariner boasts a slick and clean design, with avant-garde styling cues.
The rear quarter panel has open storage bins for smaller items. You won't, however, enjoy the extra degree of safety provided by electronic brake force distribution, which the Escape now offers. Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Mercury Mariner? The suspension is tuned to conquer all but the truly egregious pavement pockmarks. The side character line continues across the liftgate, swelling in the center to form a surround for the license plate recess. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what type of tire? I love the heated mirrors, they even work well with drying the rain off them in summer.