Minimum maintenance was required, barely any work was done to it, and it was with salvaged title. And that first Mercury station wagon had four doors and a tailgate, just like the '99 Villager. It also has a lot more interior space and there's more cargo capacity behind the third-row seat. This feature was later phased out from the 1996 model year, but it was one of the many unique innovations of the first-generation Villager. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
Cars with the affected fuel tank problem could see an illuminated dashboard warning light as a result of the evaporative emissions leak being detected. The luxury Nautica Special Edition had a sea-inspired theme with a two-toned, blue and white paint scheme, second-row, removable captain's chairs, and blue and white sometimes gray leather upholstery. Manufactured from 1993 to 2002, Ford subsidiary Mercury designed it as a variant of Nissan Quest, the latter being a joint venture between Ford and Nissan. The 1999-2002 Quest and Villager used optical distributors whose cam sensors were especially prone to failure. We just love it, after 160000 on it it still runs well. The second generation Mercury Villager was equipped with a 3. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
The redesigned headlamps were more rounded in comparison to the rectangular style in previous models. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. According to the regulator, there is a possibility that the driver's side heat shield for the exhaust manifold can rust, dislodge, and then wedge into the steering shaft. In a time where minivans were in demand by busy soccer moms and businesses that catered events, the Villager was Mercury's proposed solution. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today.
Prototypes went into initial testing in 1990 at Ford and Nissan test tracks, later real-world testing throughout 1991, with development concluding at the end of that year. If the color is amber and clear, then that means the brakes are in top shape. If your Villager stays unused in the garage for a considerable period of time, remember to disconnect the battery from the negative terminal. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. It had issues before and after purchase, but the owner stepped up and sent car to his mechanic.
NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Mercury Villager Overview Manufacturer Also called Production 1992—2002 Assembly United States: China: Body and chassis Powertrain 4-speed Dimensions 112. Consumer Guide gave the Villager a 4-star rating for its fuel economy, which logged in at 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. The first Villagers had seating for seven passengers including the driver. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner.
In 1999, the Villager was named a significant runner-up in Motor Trend's Car of the Year Award. Was running great for a thousand miles then turned into mush, driving down the interstate. However, you must also start up the engine once in a while. It had some repairs, but amusingly it's original muffler is still there, the brakes were serviced only once. On the other hand, if the fluid oozing is dark and murky while spurting out rust and debris, then it is time for your brake system to undergo a more thorough overhaul. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. If it is mainly used for your spouse and children This is a great buy! Below are some tips for taking care of your Mercury Villager. Head over to eBay Motors to take a gander at the listing. It also has a slick parcel shelf system behind the last seat. Very few repairs- mostly normal maintenance. This minivan drives my family everywhere we need to go in its current condition. I'm not crazy about the digital speedometer that came with the electronic instrument cluster on our test rig, but I finally got used to it.
Regan Motors, Troy, Antonio and Jimmy made a bad situation better. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Needed for work at the time. Up to 1998, Villagers had three passenger doors, meaning that on the left side of the second-row seat was a small audio and climate control deck for the second-row passenger to use. Noted for its innovative seating configurations, the Villager featured a folding, removable, middle seat or two buckets along with a non-removable, fold-and-slide track-mounted rear seat. Even if you own an older Villager, cleaning its battery religiously will help it run as good as new.
Take this unique creation, for example. It also had decent fuel economy with 15-21 mpg. The Mercury Villager won IntelliChoice's Best Overall Value of the Year Award in 1993 and 1994. The removable shelf attaches to the trim panel at two levels and in effect, it almost doubles the amount of storage capacity back there. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.