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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan

 
 

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Mercury Montego Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Mercury Montego

  • Roomy, stylish and practical, the Montego is well suited for family duty, but with its mediocre engine performance and interior materials, it's simply one of many solid choices in the under-$30,000 price bracket.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious cabin, huge trunk, smooth ride quality, available all-wheel drive, plenty of safety features.

  • Cons

    Mediocre engine performance, some low-grade interior materials, no stability control.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Montego is an all-new premium family sedan built on the Volvo S80 platform. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (110 total reviews)


You get what you pay

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

This car seemed like a good deal, but after getting used to it I find many annoying items. Like the 2-zone air conditioning is really confusing and doesn't keep the settings when turned off. A/C has already needed major repair. At midday (high sun angle), the glare on the speedo is so bad you can't read it. Poor design foresight throughout. The information display is fairly useless and very confusing when trying to reset oil change interval. Dash board surface is bubbling. Light dash color glares horribly. Seat bottoms are too short and seats are too hard. Interior quality feels like a rental car. If you find dumb design annoying, don't buy this car.



14 of 14 people found this review helpful

2005 montego premier awd cvt

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

This is probably the last car I'll ever need to buy. I like everything about it. I've had dozens of cars and trucks before. This one's a keeper. It's comfortable and fun to drive. I've found the 3.0 liter to have plenty enough power for my needs and the gas mileage is amazing for this class of vehicle. Average 23-24 local driving and on a long trip using cruise control this thing jumps up to an average of 32-33 mpg. Since 2007 I've driven it 40,000 miles. I bought it with 23,000 on it for a total of 63,000 miles. It runs like new. The Montego is built like a tank, rugged. The AWD coupled with Traction control and the CVT transmission work together allow the car to walk over any ice or snow.




Could be better!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Negatives 1.Windshield glare from front dash area (have tan interior) 2.Perreille tires good for 24k thats it 3.Rear door panels hold water 4.Service Bulletin rear disc brakes 5.Transmission rough when cold 6 HID front head lights heat to intense for internal yellow turn signal materials 7.Paint quality could be upped a notch 8.Rear bumper needs top external flange so to not scratch the bumper when raising the trunk. 9.Side Mirrors too larger can block visability 10. AC Weak (car is black)



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2005 Mercury Montego Review

What's New for 2005

The Montego is an all-new premium family sedan built on the Volvo S80 platform. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available.

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jaysonscheuer
jaysonscheuer
01-17-2014
I have a base model 2005 Mercury Montego with a 3.0L V6 engine and about 135k miles....


savetheland
savetheland
12-04-2006
It is a stretch to say though that Montegos sales have collapsed. You can say the same about 500. It has nothing to do with Mercury as a marque. Just compare (from Autosite.com):...


theo2709
theo2709
12-26-2003
ANT do you know if this Montego interior shot is real?...



 

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