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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Mercury Mystique electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 242002

(reported on)

Mystique LS

  • 53,000 miles


I had to have the alternator replaced after having the battery replaced and various other checks run on the car. It is just one in a long line of problems I have had with this car, even though I have been meticulous with maintenance and oil changes. I very strongly dislike this vehicle and have grown accustom to calling it the "Mercury Mistake". I know now why Mercury stopped producing this car. It is a monsterous pain in the ass. This year alone I have spent over $1000 in repairs. I am looking now to buy a new vehicle and am strongly leaning towards going foreign. I will never buy another Ford/Mercury product.

- , Morris, IL, USA

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