Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Mercury Mountaineer? Exterior styling is the best part of the truck. It is very quiet.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Mercury Mountaineer? Soften the ride. The ride is way too stiff and very uncomfortable when you feel every imperfection in the road. Also the visibility out of the back. The oversized headrests that do not lower to the seat need to go! Fix the transmission problems.
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Review: Ford should have stuck with the older version. This is my 3rd Explorer/ Mountaineer and by far the worst. The new transmission does not shift properly. Dealer has rebuilt it 4 times in 15K miles. Still hesitates between shifts. The suspension is too stiff. You feel every imperfection on the road and rather than the suspension absorbing the bumps, the passengers feel everything.