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#62 of 121 Winter running
Dec 08, 2007 (8:22 am)
I have a 2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid, loaded, have not had any problems get good gas mileage 32 to 35 depending on hurry.
Here is my problem it is winter here in michigan and my mileage went to crap. Even though the car will go on electric the engine stays idleing.
Anyone know why, I think there may be some thermostat associated with the motor to keep it warm. any thoughts.
Also for those out there wonder why they are hard to find, I am guess that since the IRS said they were only giving for 65,000 tax credits they will not make more than that
#63 of 121 Re: Winter running [jerric]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:37 am)
"Anyone know why, I think there may be some thermostat associated with the motor to keep it warm. any thoughts. "
This is a common issue with hybrids. The batteries are less efficient in cold weather, and the engine has to keep the catalytic converter heated up. The combination causes the hybrid to perform less efficiently in cold conditions.
"Also for those out there wonder why they are hard to find, I am guess that since the IRS said they were only giving for 65,000 tax credits they will not make more than that"
Not quite. Everyone gets the tax credit until 6 months after Ford sells 60K total hybrids. That means that tens of thousands of people could get the credit. I'm sure Toyota had over 150K people get the credit. The credit goes down after the six months, then further down for another six months, and expires one year after Ford reaches a total of 65K hybrids.
#64 of 121 Mariner Hybrid deficiency
Dec 18, 2007 (9:07 pm)
Can sombody tell me why Ford didn't include a water temperature and oil pressure indicator on a $30K automobile?
#65 of 121 My 2006 Mariner exploded!
Dec 20, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Sitting after 9 hours since last use. A total loss. Beware!! Well maintained, no warning lights, drove fine 9 hrs before. Fire started in cargo area and flames began out of the battery vent! Beware!!! I loved this car but no more hybrids for us until they have safer battery types! Same as Ford Escapes. Beware!!
#66 of 121 Re: My 2006 Mariner exploded! [mumsies]
Dec 20, 2007 (5:19 pm)
I hate mine. Wish it would explode. There was a recall on the battery wiring harness, did you have that done? They kept the car for two days on me while doing that.
Consider yourself lucky no one was hurt and go buy a Toyota.
Loved the rental they gave me, a brand new F-150. Would have kept that in a heartbeat.
#67 of 121 First Drive
Dec 28, 2007 (11:42 am)
Drove a new MMH home yesterday and got 40.2 mpg according to the onboard computer, which was reset and zeroed out prior to the drive. Perfect conditions for good mileage: temperature at 80F and traffic flow at 40-45 mph for the most part. 25 mile trip.
#68 of 121 Premium Maintenance Plan
Jan 20, 2008 (8:29 am)
I'm buying a Mercury Mariner Hybrid and Ford/Mercury has this Premium Maintenance Plan. It's Basically 5 or 6 years of prepaid maintenance that saves you about 35%. I know someone else that has it and loves it. Is anyone else familiar with it or have any thoughts about it? Thanks,
Jan 20, 2008 (8:05 pm)
Hi, I read your post.The dealer even looked it up and said it is Satellite capable....Beware if you want Satellite. Also, the navigation system is very awkward and difficult to use, unlike the system in say their Mountaineer which is great. FORD BLEW IT ON THIS.Have a nice day..
#70 of 121 Re: Winter running [jerric]
Jan 25, 2008 (4:04 pm)
i have a 2008 mercury mariner hybrid 2 wheel drive and the last 4 weeks i have only averaged 21-22 mpg in town which is a BIG drop from the 29-31 mpg i was getting since july. does anyone know why, except the batteries.
the local ford dealership told me i just have to except it during the cold weather???
i want to hear from other hybrid owners and see what you are getting mpg, i live in lawrence kansas and it has been cold here the last 2 weeks. but average highs are in the 30s normally.
#71 of 121 Re: Merc Mariner Hybrid Bad Mileage [smrekar]
Jan 25, 2008 (4:14 pm)
yes i just started dealing with the local mercury dealer about my MPG and the general manager for the dealership told me i just have to except the MPG in the winter time. i got up and told him Bull Crap, i can see a drop of a mile or two during the winter time, but not 8-9 mph??