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.
by stevec81 on Jun 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I bought this as an used car while looking for a variety of mid-size sedans.
While not initially on up for consideration, I was sold on it after driving it.
While Mercury is generally associated as a car for "old people", I was pleasantly surprised by this.
Although the Montego is also a full-size car with large trunk, the similarities with the Grand Marquis end right about there.
Although not sporty or fast, the Montego drives light on its feet and feels well-connected to the road.
While understated, it still looks like something special.
by Bud on Jan 26, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
Bought the Premier version, Merlot exterior w/ two tone tan interior. Car is a wonderful driver, there is plenty of hp for the everyday driver, maybe not for hp junkies. Very pleasant ride and is optioned out nicely. The HID lights are a plus at night. 18 inch wheels are attractive, but harder to clean with the multiple spokes. Getting a comfortable setting on the seats is easy and the available memory seat is great. A fine automobile, try it.
by montego crap on Jan 10, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
Currently my 05 mercury is in the shop with a bad strut mount. I have gingerly gone over bumps so to not have this problem. I'm in my early 40's and have driven cars up to 225,000 miles, and never needed to buy a strut mount. The gas mileage is also so, so, I've been getting about 19 city, and possibly 26 highway. Boy my next car is going to be a Toyota.
by txhoser on Jan 4, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I like the size at 200" it fits into the garage much better than my F150. The ride is smooth but not at Cadilac standards. The sound system is good but could use a sub-woofer -- and an amp. Watch out of large bumps and dips. The wheele travel is short and bottoms out quickly. The seats offer good support but are by no means sport buckets -- more for comfort which they do very well.
by The Nest on Dec 31, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
I am extremely pleased w/ the design of the vehicle, it is comfortable for 4 adults and luggage. Also the gas mileage is very good - power on highway is adequate - traveling 75-80 on interstate. Very roomy interior and trunk is very large. Vehicle handles very well in traffic and responds well. sound system is very good and I am just plain very pleased with the vehicle after 12,000 miles.
by Robert Claus on Dec 21, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
The Montego is a great car for the money, it has all the options you want included in the price. The car handles great in town or on the highway. Gas mileage in the twenties . Power seat on passenger side is only two way. No key lock for the trunk. Side veiw mirrors are large, already have broke one. Visibility is great front and rear.
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