What is the highest mileage reported for a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer?

Asked by Jana Dec 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM about the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer RWD

Question type: General

I own a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.  I absolutely love my "Betsy" (which is what I named
her when I first got her).
Betsy now has 425,000 original miles on her and still going strong.  Still able to get about
18 mile to the gallon.

5 Answers


WOW that is really good, mine didn't even make much past 200k before it broke a piston. Don't know what the record is but I have seen a few go 500k but not many.

There's just something about these vehicles that makes them so lovable! I have a 99 that's about 150k. Good luck with Betsy! Keep doing what you're doing, maybe share your secret?


On mine it had a switch on the dash and you could also use the key the the rear door, one direction would open the door the other way opened the glass.

I have a 2002 it has 168,000 I am a Lincoln man I had 4 Lincoln Town car this is my first Mercury Mountaineer it's a v8 am I am loving it I am able to do a lot with it

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