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Still going strong at 202k miles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Fee Bee
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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan Premier AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought the car in 2007 with 12,000 miles. Aside from some minor engine repairs and maintenance, the car is going strong. I have the FWD version and it did great during a snow storm. One issue I do have is that when I switch the vent from upper to lower, I hear a noise as the hoses switch over. I'm now in the market for a new vehicle and find myself comparing everything to this car.


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Very reliable have lot of pros and cons
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Abrahim Yousif
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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I own a 2005 Mercury Montego Premier FWD V6, I bought it in 2014 with 160K miles and as of today 11/25/15 I have 178,139 Miles on the odometer. I will talk about all good and bad stuff about the car, but first let me talk about good stuff and everything I'm mentioning comes from my personal experience with this car. I love the huge trunk size you can loaded with many many stuff, The car is a full size sedan which is very rare to find a sedan with the same size as this car now, a 6.1 guy can comfortably sit in any seat, for a 2005 car the interior looks nice and so classic,wish if they had auxiliary jack but it's missing it, Xenon lights and fog lights, visibility in this car is excellent and this is so critical, the tires are big enough to give you a good traction and ride quality of this car is something you will love, back up parking sensors are very helpful and one of my favorite features in this car, even I bought this car 9 years old with 160K miles but it has been a trouble free car as of today the only thing I ever changed is oil and I had to change one of the oxygen sensors which is not a big deal, the car takes me from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. Now let me talk about the bad stuff, Brakes! yes brakes in this car are not as good as they should be in and they are really not good even though I changed the brakes they are still not good, the rear doors collects water if you wonder how! when it rains the water goes down inside the rear door and as I was told this is the way the car was designed, so when you drive in winter after rain you can hear the water when you stop the car or turn.


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Best Car Ever
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Stan Dieckmann
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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought my 2005 in 2009, it had 48K miles and had been a one owner car. It now has 162,000 and I took it to a shop to go through it front to back, to let me know their thoughts on if I should keep it or sell it. I like the car SO much, I am going to spend about $3,000 on it to make it "new" again. I have searched and searched for a car that I would like equally well, both new and used, and I can't find it.
My wife's 2013 Ford Edge has all the new techno gadgets that I don't have, and I wish I did have, but I can add that after market. The car is such a good car. I take it to Ford for every service at 5,000 miles, change the transmission oil at 50,000, and what a car!
I can't think of any other car that I have looked at and researched that I am more willing to spend money on right now than the car I have. And I have the money and or credit to buy any car I want. Just so you know, I don't want a 7 Series BMW, I can't buy that, but I can buy a nice car. I like this car so much, I have looked at 2009's, both Ford and Mercury, to see if I could find the right one with low miles so I could stay with basically the same car, and I can't.
So another $3,000 and many more miles...here I come.


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Most reliable car I have ever owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Isha
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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan Premier AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought brand new and this car has been so reliable and never needed any major work just regular maintenance and nothing more.


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Dont believe all the hype about this car.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By chrisg05
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2005 Mercury Montego Sedan 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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