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01-10-05, 05:14 PM   #1  
Mercury Mystique

In my area, there is a 1998 Mercury Mystique GS with 61,000 miles. It is for sale for $3000. What do you guys think of the Mercury / Contour line? Any obvious problems that I should check before I buy? It's an automatic tranny and it has the 2.0L I4.

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01-10-05, 08:45 PM   #2  
I just put a motor 2.0 into a 96 it was typical fwd. I had difficulty locating a good used engine. It seems they aren't a very reliable motor to start with.
Call the auto recyclers you know of and see if motors or transmissions are a common request they get before you buy any car i have found this to work better than used car guides.

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01-11-05, 03:58 AM   #3  
you would probably be better off staying away from the contour or mystique they are known for wiring harness problems.

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01-11-05, 04:32 PM   #4  
bejay said it already. Wiring harnesses are junk. Actually, the engines are very good when properly maintained. But the electrical problems will plague you.

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01-12-05, 07:48 AM   #5  
No direct experience, but I know a woman who had a Contour and she was always complaining about how hard it was to get parts when something broke. Her advice was to stay away from the Contour & Mystique.

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01-12-05, 05:34 PM   #6  
I have 96 Mystique 4 cyl. auto. I bought it new. It has been the best car I've ever owned. The only problem I've ever had was a wiring harnes. I took the car to Ford dealer they fixed it for free.

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