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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier Awd V8 Suv Runs Great! on 2040-cars

Year:2003 Mileage:248300

Rockville, Virginia, United States

Rockville, Virginia, United States

2003 Mercury Mountaineer. Kelley Blue Book value with current mileage (248K) is $5379 in FAIR condition, though I would really rate it as better than FAIR.  You can tell by looking at it that this car has been well taken care of with routine maintenance and oil changes within every 4000 miles. New front tires, rear tires pass inspection. The engine was rebuilt at about 190K by my father and brother (dad is a mechanic). Runs beautifully, but torque converter is noisy which is a sign that it may need transmission work in the not too distant future. This is part of the reason we are starting the bidding so low (the other part is that we simply need the cash ASAP). We got a quote on a replacement remanufactured transmission with installation at about $1500.  I would like to note once more that the car runs and drives great! We drive it regularly and have had no mechanical issues.

Being an older, High-mileage vehicle it does have some defects:
-6-disc CD changer works when it wants to.
-Seat heater switch is broken.  Must pull fuse to turn the heat off.
-Tear in driver's seat (see picture)
-2 patches of rust on passenger's side quarter panel.  One was treated and primed in black, other is untouched.
-Minor oil leak.  Not sure from where.

Now for the PROS:
-Cosmetically in excellent condition inside and out.
-All power options work perfectly unless otherwise noted above.
-9/14 inspection.
-Front tires have less than 300 miles on them.
-Engine runs beautifully!
-Doesn't burn any oil.

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Ford announces bevy of recalls, 2 of which are recalls on recalls

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

Ford has announced five separate recalls, affecting 202,000 vehicles built between 2005 and 2014.
It's not been a great couple of weeks for Ford. On October 30, the company announced a 205,000-unit recall, and yesterday, it was revealed that the Ford brand's year-over-year sales were down over 5,000 units while the company itself was down 3,000 units over through October. Now, the company has announced five separate recalls affecting 202,000 vehicles built between 2005 and 2014.

Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail.
According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat. If this happens, the vehicle goes into a safety mode that takes away most or all of its power. However, braking and steering still operate normally. After cooling down, the affected models restart normally. The company says that it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.
Ford will begin repairing the vehicles in late October, and dealers will be installing improved, brushless pumps on the affected models at no charge to owners. If drivers had their pumps fail before this recall, they can contact Ford for a possible reimbursement. Scroll down to read the recall announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or download the full defect notice as a PDF, here.

Translogic drives wood-burning Mercury Beaver XR-7

Sun, 31 Jul 2011

You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree furnace and fed to a supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8.
By all accounts, it gets down the road just fine, and has pretty close to full power. The best part is, you can grow the fuel yourself and avoid patronizing big oil, if that's your thing. The only drawback that we can see to the Mercury Beaver XR-7 is the PVC pipe jungle occupying the space that would be the trunk under normal circumstances.
Still, if you're willing to smell like a mountain man and look like a bad Back to the Future knockoff, this ride is right up your alley. Click past the jump to see Translogic's take on this modified Merc.