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Rest in peace by Hard driver, Madison WI on 03/31/2004. Trim: 1997 Mercury Mystique GS, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Good on the highway. Comfortable on long drives
Cons: Maintenance costs -- dump it before 125,000 or replace transmission 148,000, water pump 160,000, the emission sensors also start to fail -- Final died at 190,000 due to timing belt failure.
Overall review: Good car to buy cheap and run to death.
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nice little car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/17/2009. Trim: 1997 Mercury Mystique GS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: good car, good braking and handling
Cons: turns too wide
Overall review: dream to drive
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The lemon who can't be called a lemon. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/16/2008. Trim: 1997 Mercury Mystique GS, Owned 8 years.
Pros: The look and the space.
Cons: It has been nothing but a mechanical nightmare since I got it.
Overall review: There's a reason they stopped making these.
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Great everday vehicle for the family or or college student by Chelle From Missouri on 07/16/2008. Trim: 1997 Mercury Mystique GS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Good handling, decent gas mileage and a conmfortable ride. There is enough room for a family of four adnd it offers good accessibility to the rear seat. No mechanical problems to date!
Cons: A little sluggish when the air condtioner is running.
Overall review: I have owned my 1997 Mercury Mystique GS automatic 4 cyl, for a year and a half and have had virtually no trouble with it. It has 135,000 miles on it and still runs great! This car handles very well land gets around great in the snow and ice! I drive this car to school at leat twice a week and as an everyday around town car with my two kids. There is enough room for two booster seats/car seats in the back with ample accessibility. My experience with gas mileage has been about average with what all of reviews have said. I average about 22 mpg and do quite a bit of city driving. Overall a great and affordable car.
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The Mystique is a Good One by Kevin from: Clifton Park on 12/23/2004. Trim: 1997 Mercury Mystique GS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love the fact that it is a nice size, i mean not to big not to small and its loaded with nice features, from the backseat armrest to the door handle neons that are factory, its the lil things that makes the Mystique shine. Plus the 2.0 Zetec 16v DOHC engine is very good an durable.
Cons: The fact that they stopped making them along with supplying the Zetec engine, the Duratec's definately are not better then the Zetecs not by a long shot. The backseat is sorta cramped but honestly if you want room get an SUV.
Overall review: The Mystique is a good car, there are bad reviews about it but its not enough to really kill its image. I have a 97 Mystique in white and i love her, good gas milage, good power (for a 4cyl) the fact it has a DOHC is good because it does have fast take off and it can do pretty nice speeds, dont let the size of the motor fool you, it packs a good amount of punch on tap of the gas.
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