Posts Tagged ‘Mountaineer’

What’s Old is New Again

February 10th, 2012 No comments

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

      The grumblings coming out of the Windy City this auto show season have been clear. The GMC Acadia is aged and is barely getting a facelift after 6 model years on the market. But look closer folks. That large crossover you see with the gleaming red GMC badge is hardly an Acadia. No, that my friend, is a facelifted Saturn Outlook. Read more…

2006 Mercury Mountaineer

February 18th, 2010 No comments

      Until now, it’s been easy to compare the Mercury Mountaineer to its near-identical twin, the Ford Explorer.
     Mercury’s new 2006 Mountaineer, though, would make a better comparison with the bigger Lincoln Navigator.
     The Mountaineer is still based on the same platform as the Explorer. It looks pretty much like the Explorer, has the same amount of space as the Explorer and is even assembled in the same factories as the Explorer — Louisville, Ky. and St. Louis, Mo. Read more…

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premiere

September 30th, 2003 No comments

An Explorer In Business Attire    

     A rebadged Explorer? Well, yes, but also no. Consider the Mountaineer as an Explorer in business attire. It is worth a good first look, but don’t expect excess attention. We found that few heads turned when our Ceramic White tester came rolling through town. Soccer moms will appreciate the 7 passenger seating and dad will like the ruggedly upscale looks. Read more…