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Well, we did it. After nursing one of our cars along for the last couple years by fixing this, fixing that,... the normal little problems that crop up on older high mileage cars, I had enough and we decided on a new 2009 Mariner Premier! It's only been a day or so since we picked it up so no road trips or anything like that to tell about, but we at least have the Sync working and have figured out where everything is. :) I took a few quick snapshots during my lunch break today to get them up here for all of you to see.


It's color is Light Sage Metallic and we like how it takes on some of the colors of it's surroundings.


It's interior is Stone Leather and has the Moon & Tunes Elite package, heated seats, etc,...


Our first impression while driving it is that it's demeanor is pretty elegant for a small SUV and we love the ice blue dash lighting and the ambient lighting throughout.

It's competition for us was the RAV4 and the CRV, (both fine vehicles) but in the end neither of those vehicles appealed to us in the way the Mariner did and we're really happy with the choice. I'll be ordering some new floor mats, bike rack, and possibly some more accessories for it as time goes on.

Thanks for looking!
 

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Great looking Mariner!! I know you'll enjoy her immensely!!! Thanks for posting pics!!
:wave: :beer: :wave:
 

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Nice!!!

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I'd love to drive an '09 with the 2.5L four and the six-speed auto (or the six-speed manual that Ford is now offering on base 2010 Fusions, if they'd put it in the Escape). We have the 2.3L/5-speed auto in our Fusion, and it's fine with that powertrain.
 

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awesome you went with the Mariner! Did you have your dealer ship it in or was it already there waiting for you?
enjoy the Merc!!
 

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My dealership didn't have the one we wanted, but they let us drive another Mariner until ours was shipped from another dealer. We spent a few days driving a similar one to the one we got, different color/options though. It was nice to have!

Thanks for the comments, we're enjoying it! :beer:
 

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looks great, im not a big fan of the color, but hey thats why they have more then 1 ;) i do like the tail lights though, they look cool.
 

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Congratulations on the new Mariner. Very sharp looking machine for sure! Imo you made the right choice. :thumb:

I work with a guy that bought a new RAV4. He happened to drive it the same day I drove my wife's Tribute to work last week. I just saw a red RAV4 with an open space next to it and parked in it. He really gave it the once over. Said it's nice, seemed very well appointed and looked to have more cargo space. I reciprocated in saying he had a very nice looking SUV, and the chrome work wasn't bad at all. :angel: He asked what it had for options (basically nothing), that everything was standard equipment. He was shocked. :shock:

Then he asked what I paid for it. When I told him, his face fell on the ground :blush: . I guess he paid more for his Toyota. :shrug:
 

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Congratulations on the new Mariner. Very sharp looking machine for sure! Imo you made the right choice. :thumb:

I work with a guy that bought a new RAV4. He happened to drive it the same day I drove my wife's Tribute to work last week. I just saw a red RAV4 with an open space next to it and parked in it. He really gave it the once over. Said it's nice, seemed very well appointed and looked to have more cargo space. I reciprocated in saying he had a very nice looking SUV, and the chrome work wasn't bad at all. :angel: He asked what it had for options (basically nothing), that everything was standard equipment. He was shocked. :shock:

Then he asked what I paid for it. When I told him, his face fell on the ground :blush: . I guess he paid more for his Toyota. :shrug:
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I think a mariner with dual exhaust nice 20s or 22s and some grill and tint work can keep up with the big boys in the looks dept it already looks high end...sorry escape owners lol
 

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I think a mariner with dual exhaust nice 20s or 22s and some grill and tint work can keep up with the big boys in the looks dept it already looks high end...sorry escape owners lol
Thanks, and I think I agree!

Side note: My wife had the Mariner out shopping yesterday with her friends. The one woman's butt only touches Mercedes and BMWs and she was really impressed by the little Mariner. I know she's not much of a car person so it's gotta be taken with a grain of salt, but it made my wife feel pretty darn good. haha.
 
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