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Dont believe all the hype about this car.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By chrisg05
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I normally dont write reviews butJust like the title says. Dont believe all the hype about this car. There is a reason why these cars did not sell well when new. You will see many of them with low miles for the year. Think twice before you buy. I am an actual owner for 4 years and just traded out of it yesterday. Pluses: Roomy comfortable ride. The trunk is huge and you can easily haul 3 adults in the rear of the car. The ride itself is very acceptable for a big American car. safety ratings are 5 star for the year excellent handling for a large car Negatives: Gas millage: Dont believe what you are told. Real world numbers are more like 17 in the city 25 on the highway. I did a 300 mile trip, all highway.. all at posted speeds of 65 to 70mph and got between 23-to 25 on the highway. Combined we were lucky to get 19mpg. Brakes: They just plain suck. Replaced the rear brakes (rotors, pads) twice on this car in 30K! Yes twice both times pads were down to the rivets. Yes the correct "modified" pads were used from ford the first time (lasted 14k) and the second time Raybestos pads were used. Both sets ceramic material. Sorry but that was unacceptable. Door seals: Rear doors collect water on the bottom of them due to poor design. The door is designed to let the water go through the window seal and out the bottom end of the door. The problem with this is when the door seal blocks the drain hole, water collects in the door. You dont know until you hear it as you open and close the door. This causes the door to rust from the inside out. If you see rust bubbles run. Also the seal, by the seat tends to come off the metal. The only fix is to get a new one at a higher cost. Air conditioning does not work properly. This is a common problem on the montego/five hundred/freestyle. There is a problem with the compressor that is used on these cars where when you idle you get warm air. Not fun in 90 degree humid weather. In there defense, when you run the engine above 1500 rpm the car blows out ice cold. Only fix so far from ford is a new compressor at the cost of 500 dollars. Engine stalling/stumbling when starting. Another common problem... was told to clean maf sensor and throttle body. 6 months later same issue. The engine itself is good and powerful once it is running right. Got really tired of that issue. Transmission clunks and hunts sometimes for gears. Cv axles at 56k. You may think I am being critical on this car... well yes I am. This is why foreign offerings are doing so well here.


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You get what you pay for
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By nobigdl
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Mileage is decent for its size. Large trunk.


Worst Features

Engineering needs to think things through. Way too many annoyances that could easily have been done right. Just not user friendly.


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Could Be Better!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Meo
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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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)


Best Features

Heated Seats, eighteen inch wheels, general suspension, 5 star crash test, window wipper design. Seating position,nice horn,HID head lamps


Worst Features

Glare from dash board bad (Tan interior) Motor could get better MPG, Would love to see a 3.0 diesel AWD version


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2005 Mercury Montego
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lawrence
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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We have been totally satisfied with our Montego. Driving at 65 MPH on an interstate, we have gotten 31.5 MPG. At 70 MPH, it goes down to 27 MPG. City driving makes it go down to 25 MPG. The height of the seats make getting in and out of the car extremely easy. We are both tall, so the more than ample length seats are a plus. Like all Ford products, the car corners fantastically. The 5-star safety rating is yet another plus.


Best Features

High seating. Merlot color. Leather seats. Good gas mileage for a mid-size car.


Worst Features

Wish someone could tell us how to disengage the child safety locks on the back doors.


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Best car I ever had
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jean Clubine
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this car because a I wanted a larger car with front wheel drive. This is one of the few that had it besides GM. Bought it new with 200 miles on it. It is definitely the most trouble free and dependable car I have ever had. I previously had a Cadillac Deville and it has all the bells and whistles I had on the Cadillac. I got the Premier because I wanted the leather seats and then got other options, too. I had always wanted a Mercury but had never had one. I shouldn't have waited so long to get one.


Best Features

Back seats that lay down, MP3 system, good acceleration even with 67000 miles on it, the comfort and the dependability.


Worst Features

I can't think of anything to change. I never understood why Mercury didn't advertise it more because it is such a great car.


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