1998 Mercury Villager

$2,488
$493
above average
152,474 miles
14,874 Miles
below average

Vehicle Details

Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: White
City: Denver
State: CO
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Vehicle Description

Backup CameraRear View Camera|Rear View Monitor In Dash|Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Voice Recognition Controls|Impact Sensor Alert System|Phone Voice Activated|Stability Control|Electronic Messaging Assistance With Read Function|Security Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System|Multi-Function Display|Phone Wireless Data Link Bluetooth|Crumple Zones Front|Electronic Messaging Assistance With Voice Recognition|Impact Sensor Door Unlock|Roll Stability Control|Impact Sensor Post-Collision Safety System|SYNC - Satellite Communications|Wifi Capable|Pre-Collision Warning System Audible Warning|Pre-Collision Warning System Visual Warning|Infotainment With Apple Carplay|Infotainment With Android Auto|Airbags - Front - Dual|Air Conditioning - Front - Single Zone|Air Conditioning - Front|Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation|Airbags - Front - Side|Airbags - Front - Side Curtain|Air Conditioning - Air Filtration|Airbags - Side-curtain Rollover Sensor|Power Brakes|Airbags - Rear - Side Curtain|Audio Auxiliary Input: IPod/IPhone Integration|Reading Lights Rear|Assist Handle Front|Cornering Brake Control|Braking Assist|Child Seat Anchors LATCH System|Reading Lights Front|Child Safety Locks|Braking assist hill start assist|ABS Brakes (4-Wheel)|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution|Electronic Parking Brake Auto Off|Cruise Control|Power Steering Speed-Proportional|Rear 12V Power Outlet|Multi-function Remote Keyless Entry With Panic Alarm|Engine Auto Stop/Start|Drivetrain Drive Mode Selector|Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Cruise Controls|Storage Under Rear Seats|Multi-function Remote Keyless Entry|Driver Seat Manual Adjustments: 4|Multi-function Remote Keyless/illuminated Entry|Front 12V Power Outlet(s)|Driver Seat Manual Adjustments: Recline|Drivetrain 4WD Type: Part Time|Keyless Entry Keypad|Drivetrain Transfer Case: Electronic Hi-Lo Gear Selection|Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar Support: Manual|Trip Odometer|External Temperature Display|Rear Bumper Color Chrome|Windows Solar-Tinted Glass: Rear|Fuel Economy Display Range|Passenger Seat Adjustable Lumbar Support: Manual|Warnings And Reminders Low Fuel Level|Inside Rearview Mirror Manual Day/Night|Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4|Fuel Economy Display MPG|Headlights Auto Delay Off|Rear Seats Split Folding|Seatbelts Seatbelt Force Limiters: Front|Exterior Mirrors Power|Front Suspension Type: Double Wishbones|Headlights Auto On/Off|Trip Computer|Traction Control With Trailer Stability Assist|Mirror Color Black|Security Engine Immobilizer|Seatbelts Seatbelt Warning Sensor: Driver And Passenger|Headlights Halogen|Front Seatbelts: 3-Point|Front Suspension Classification: Independent|Seats Front Seat Type: 40-20-40 Split Bench|Traction Control|Seatbelts Second Row 3-Point|Energy Absorbing Steering Column|Automatic Hazard Warning Lights|Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: Recline|Body Side Reinforcements Side Impact Door Beams|One-Touch Windows: 2|Seats Cloth Upholstery|Rear Seats 60-40 Split Bench|Digital Odometer|Seatbelts Emergency Locking Retractors: Front|Security Perimeter Alarm|Front Suspension Type: Strut|Exterior Mirrors Manual Folding|Warnings And Reminders Low Oil Level|Tachometer|Seatbelts Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front|Front Fog Lights|Headlights Wiper Activated|Warnings And Reminders Maintenance Reminder|Programmable Safety Key MyKey|Vanity Mirrors Dual|Cargo Bed Light|Headlights Automatic High Beam Dimmer|Rear Seats Folds Up|Daytime Running Lights|Front Headrests Adjustable|Suspension Rear Leaf Springs|Towing And Hauling Tow Hooks: Front|Suspension Rear Gas Shock Absorbers|Suspension Front Spring Type: Coil Springs|Windows Privacy Glass|Power Windows: With Safety Reverse|Windows Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent|Towing And Hauling Trailer Hitch: Bumper Hitch|Towing And Hauling Trailer Wiring: 4-Pin|Towing And Hauling Cargo Tie Downs|Windows Lockout Button|Suspension Front Shock Type: Gas Shock Absorbers|Autonomous Braking


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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
based on 144 Reviews

Over 315,000 km...and still going!

4.8
ashalicious on 09/13/2012

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 5 Fun To Drive : 4 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 4 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The body is starting to rust away so I imagine the body will be gone before the engine gives out. My parents bought this van used and then gave it to me in 2009 and it has been a huge help with commuting to work/school and moving furniture etc. I honestly cannot believe that it's still running! Just recently the freaky power lock problem started, but it's just a little quirk of an overall great vehicle!

Great Van!

4.4
pandrew1 on 05/30/2012

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 4 Fun To Drive : 4 Interior Design : 4 Exterior Design : 4 Build Quality : 4 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am not a van person but bought this van as it was only $500. I definitely got my money's worth and more! I have only had brakes bleeding issues when i first bought it and have had air conditioning problems most likely due to an apparent wreck. Despite the wreck, it starts everyday, runs pretty smooth and gas mileage really isn't that bad. There are a couple of small things wrong with it but it's a 1998! If you don't have alot of money to spend but need a quality vehicle & in the market for a van, this is the way to go!

Use and Abuse

4.8
salserourbano on 10/12/2011

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 3 Fun To Drive : 5 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 5 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow, this is a real awesome minivan. my ex-girlfriend 2 years ago put water in to the oil, and she filled totally the engine until the measure stick did pop out due to the immense pressure. By that time it has 140,000 miles. After 8 oil changes and a complete labor to remove the water, the van stills running with no problems. Today it just pass the 180,000 miles, still have the original rear brakes, and the air conditioning that freezes anyone. It seems that the power locks are definitively one common issue in this vehicle, mine are sometimes crazy, the car locks without touching it. This was a unavoidable gift from a friend that left the country, and it was definitively a bless.

Good Roomy Van

4.6
Leo on 03/17/2010

Performance : 4 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 4 Fun To Drive : 4 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 5 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this van for about 3 months. No problems so far except the door locks only seem to work when they want to. It has 105,000 miles and all I've heard is good things on this site. The later models 2000 and above seemed to be getting dogged by consumer reports. What's up with that? I wonder what they changed.

Mercury minivan

4.3
Familyguy on 02/27/2010

Performance : 4 Comfort : 4 Fuel Economy : 4 Fun To Drive : 4 Interior Design : 4 Exterior Design : 4 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this van in 99' with about 10,000 miles, 11 years later and 180,000 more miles still runs and drives like a champ. Only major issue was steering arm which warranty covered. This has been the best minivan Ive ever owned. By the way I still drive it everyday.

Villager, what a name.

4.4
NFS4LFE on 03/30/2009

Performance : 5 Comfort : 4 Fuel Economy : 3 Fun To Drive : 5 Interior Design : 4 Exterior Design : 4 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a pretty good minivan. It runs well, no performance trouble at all, though the brakes could use some work. I got this puppy when it had 65,000 miles on it, and it never failed me since, though it tends to not start when it's below freezing outside, so I carry a battery charger in the back for just in case. It picks up pretty well for a minivan, and it's very responsive. Just an awesome van overall, feels almost like a big sedan instead of a minivan sometimes. The fuel economy isn't the best, but maybe that's because of my driving. If you're looking for a used minivan, give the Mercury Villager a chance, and I promise you that you won't be disappointed!

good van!

4.3
Mark on 03/22/2007

Performance : 4 Comfort : 4 Fuel Economy : 3 Fun To Drive : 5 Interior Design : 4 Exterior Design : 4 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first review. I figure it's time to give back to Edmunds since I like using this website a lot! This is a great van. If you can find a nice, clean, one owner van - GO FOR IT! It's same as Nissan Quest and it's hard to go wrong buying it.

Love this car... but

5
Brian Raines on 02/10/2007

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 5 Fun To Drive : 5 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 5 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car in June of 2005, It had very low miles (78,000). We now have 97,000 miles in January of 2007. The only concerns I've had about this car are the auto locks (which no longer work properly), and the battery cable which I've had to replace. So far I feel like we made a smart decision in purchasing this car.

It kept on going and going and going

5
Nautica Lover on 09/16/2006

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 5 Fun To Drive : 5 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 5 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Nautica in 2000 as a lease buy-out a relative had and through all the years have only had to do normal maintenance...tires, brakes, oil changes, etc. I have almost 147,000 miles on it and had hoped to drive it past the 200,000 mile mark since I never had any engine problems or anything. Unfortunatley, I won't get to because someone ran into me and totalled it, but the car is worth more than the values put on it since it has been an excellent car. I would highly recommend it if were still made and definitely purchase again.

One Great Van

4.9
DennisV on 09/02/2006

Performance : 5 Comfort : 5 Fuel Economy : 5 Fun To Drive : 4 Interior Design : 5 Exterior Design : 5 Build Quality : 5 Reliability : 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best vehicle I every owned,. As a 'car' guy, I am very particular. The minivan is not the fastest, best handling, or most stylish vehicle. Overall, however, it is absolutely one fantastic vehicle. I haul lots of toys -- bikes, kayaks, other stuff. The utility is great. As for reliability, I changed oil every 5K and have only replaced tires and front brakes once. This is after 115,000 miles. Still have original rear brake pads and rotors. Most bullet proof vehicle in existence! Absolutely no problems whatsoever.