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Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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Red Exp Ford Explorer vs. Mercury Mountaineer

I have a ford explorer i know they are similar but i wanted to know what one you would rather drive or you think is better... let me know!
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site, they're basically the same, the Mountaineers are a little nicer on average, but an eddie bauer, or limited is just as nice. I personally like the front grill and head lights of a mountaineer better.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:13 AM   #5
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i have a 1997 mountainer v8 very luxury inside.i had for 3 years now with no proplem expect replace battrie..over 119,000 miles on it...love to get a 02,05,07 mountainer very nice.my mom has a 02 ford explore v6.not strong engine for this model.basic interial..mine is better then my moms ford 02 explore.
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Welcome to this forum! Both are nice vehicles so it's up to you.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Depends on the price and condition. As already stated a base Mounty will Be nicer than a base Explorer, and the glass headlight lenses on the Mounty are a lot nicer than the yellowing plastic houses on the Explorer. More Mounty's have the preferred V8. I'd buy either, if they were rust free, and had the V8.




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Old 01-01-2009, 10:54 AM   #8
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To me, it's personal preference. I prefer to look of the 2nd gen Explorer better. Never quite got into the Mounty front end myself (looks cross-eyed to me). The Mounty does come with the 5.0 more often than not which is a good thing. A Mounty tends to be spec'd like an Eddie Bauer or Limited Explorer so it really does come down to looks.




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