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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer, SUV
#594 of 859 Re: Towing with the Mountaineer - Incorrect Specs??? [gsharrow]
Nov 08, 2006 (9:29 am)
Apparently. Mercury also eliminated the "Luxury" trim line for 2007. The choices are now either a "Mountaineer" - only available with the V-6 Engine...or the "Premier Mountaineer" - with your choice of the V-6 or V-8 Engine.
The Premier has Standard 3rd Row Seating and Aux Climate Control. I contacted Mercury and they indicated that neither the 3rd Row Seat or the ACC could be deleted - even if special ordered.
#595 of 859 Re: Mountianeer is Packaged differently [mschmal]
Nov 08, 2006 (9:34 am)
ACC is STANDARD on Premier Mountaineer - the only Montaineer that you can get with the V-8. ACC is optional only on the 'Mountaineer' (Non-Premier).
Regarding the reduced Towing Capacity - from Ford's own website;
* Deduct 500 lbs. with auxiliary climate control.
With the Mountaineer and Explorer essentially being the same vehicle, I don't know why the 500 lb reduction would hold true for one and not the other.
#596 of 859 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 08, 2006 (2:04 pm)
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#597 of 859 Re: tow package wiring connection [gsharrow]
Nov 08, 2006 (5:46 pm)
The wiring diagrams show a separate fuse for the trailer back up lights. I plan to connect my navigation unit to that wire (it needs to sense when the vehicle is reversing).
#598 of 859 Re: Towing with the Mountaineer - Incorrect Specs??? [lateralg]
Nov 08, 2006 (6:49 pm)
i just remember driving back from mackinaw and seeing 3 big box travel trailers that rolled over in a cross wind and took the small tow vehicles with them.
i was not referring to enough power to pull the weight.
#599 of 859 Re: Towing with the Mountaineer - Incorrect Specs??? [explorerx4]
Nov 09, 2006 (5:06 pm)
What were the "small" vehicles?
#600 of 859 Do either of the
Nov 15, 2006 (7:19 pm)
Expy/M'eer have option packages that include HID/Xenon headlights???
#601 of 859 Re: Towing with the Mountaineer - Incorrect Specs??? [lateralg]
Nov 15, 2006 (8:33 pm)
one was a full size pickup, but not with the dual rear wheels.
#602 of 859 Did it again..
Nov 18, 2006 (8:56 pm)
Bought an 06 Explorer Limited, this time. My first Explorer was an Explorer in 94. An Eddie Bauer. Then I discovered that the Mountaineer has similar trim levels, so bought a 97, 98, 02 and still have the 04 Mountaineer. Wouldn't have moved so quickly, but the deal was outrageous, and got Navigation and the DVD system in this one, plus, the power folding 3rd seats - funny and strange, I know, but I just loved that feature in my last Navigator, and getting it in this car almost made me miss my Navigator less. Once I saw that, it was over for me.
The engine in this new one is the 3valve 4.6L, and it's darn peppy. It has "real" 4x4 rather than the perfectly acceptable to me AWD the Mountaineers came with. The transmission is a little clunky going back into 1st, it seems, but if it's not normal, they'll fix it first oil change for me.
Still hate the door panels, but the wife, whose car this will mainly be, doesn't mind them. The Grand daughter who lives with us loves the DVD system, so that's all that matters to Grandma. But, I digress.
I shopped every mid-sized SUV on the planet. Still think Ford has the best design. Toyota may execute better, but their old 4-Runner is very trucky, and the 3rd seat is a joke. Honda's Pilot is strictly a minivan in disguise. Nissan is having so many problems lately, I've taken them off the bid list. I have to tow, so that left Ford & GM. It was no contest on any level there. So, Bill, do I get anything for buying 6 of these things? Through thick & thin, rollovers and Firestones, new designs and redesigns, we're still here! Where's my toaster??
#603 of 859 Re: Did it again.. [nvbanker]
Nov 19, 2006 (9:42 am)
If the location of the Overdrive switch button troubles you, I have a very effective, quick, inexpensive fix.