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2005 Mercury Montego Review
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By James T.
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Vehicle

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


Review

I enjoy my 2005 Montego. The vehicle is very roomy and storage space is more than adequate. Gas mileage is good, the ride is firm yet comfortable and responsive, and construction quality is above average. Two problems encountered to date have been one failure to start immediately which self-corrected and has not been experienced since it occurred and acceleration from a "dead" stop is, in my opinion, below average. Also, the recall concerning the straps holding the gas tank was disturbing but was handled quickly and professionally. Overall, I rate the vehicle above- average and would consider buying another.


Best Features

The interior roominess, storage capacity, quiet ride, and overall quality.


Worst Features

Improve the "slow" acceleration and add a mid low speed range to enable downshifting of the automatic transmission.


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05 Merc Montego in shop
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By montego crap
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Vehicle

2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Dual climate control, HID head lamps & fog lamps


Worst Features

Make a larger Milan, with fold away side mirrors, that would be a better looking car. Also keep the HID head lamps. And keep the Mazda engine for the bigger car.


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By txhoser
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2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Two posission memory and fold down rear seats. Of all the cars I looked at in this class, Cadilac CTS offer fold down seats for $$$ and the Montego was free. Lexus, Acura, and Infiti did not offer them at all. Also moon roof retracts between of roof and headliner.


Worst Features

I think the gear shift lever is too low. It makes for an awkward position when shifting from R to Drive. I would like to see some different wheele choices as well.


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By The Nest
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Vehicle

2005 Mercury Montego Premier Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Very large trunk and design of the drivers seat and instruments. All at a touch and very visible. The vehicle is very comfortable for me at 6'2 and 225 lbs.


Worst Features

Only improvements would be to add a little power to the engine; but, I am very pleased with the vehicle as far as gas mileage. I am getting now 26 miles per gallon on the highway.


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Molto Bene
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By C. L. Marshall
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Vehicle

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


Review

The Montego is well thought out, excellant vision all around, forward, backing, lots of storage compartments, ease of entry/exit, leg room for rear seating is supurb, better than Town Car, trunk space plus fold down seats provides great carrying capacity, pick- up is more than adequate, CVT is great in conjunction with traction control, AWD. Air intake below windshield is designed so that leaves and debris are not sucked in. Braking feels effortless and comfortable. Trunk hinges are designed so they don't intrude into trunk space. Near chair height seats are comfortable and provide good forward view. The designers of the vehicle were careful in covering most all details.


Best Features

CVT, seating, leg room, storage compartments.


Worst Features

Less glare from windshield; better visibility of communication readout and radio dial when headlights on during the day. Provide daytime running lights


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