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


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


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No problems to date - wife's car so it is not driven daily. Have had two (2) 500 mile trips - mileage just now getting up to rated - 28 / 29 mpg highway. Like the six speed auto - very smooth. Good looks outside and inside. Lots of room in back seat and trunk area. Could use more power but the six speed helps the 3 liter engine perform fairly well.


Favorite Features

Six speed transmission, large rear seating and trunk area


Suggested Improvements

A little more power but keep the economy.


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It is what it is...
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By Steve
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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If you are looking for a performance sedan, this probably isn't the best choice of vehicles. If you are looking for a CAR that is actually comfortable for 5 people who might have luggage, this might just be THE BEST car on the market --> especially when price is a consideration. Backseat head and legroom is excellent in all three seat positions. The six- speed automatic transmission takes some getting use to, but gets the job done. I preferred this to the Ford 500 for the two-tone leather interior, HID headlamps and LED taillights. Gas mileage has been decent so far averaging about 26 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving.


Favorite Features

Interior room & trunk space. Nice comfort package option. Lots of headroom (even more if you opt not to get the sunroof). I like the styling and the fact that everyone isn't driving one yet.


Suggested Improvements

When turning off the car, I'd like all the doors to unlock. Electric seats should include electric lumbar support. The car would benefit from a quieter V6 with more horsepower or better yet, the Crown Vic's V8! I almost hate to say it, but I'd even like to see a Station Wagon model.


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Great Value and Comfort
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By Jim Wells
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2005 Mercury Montego Premier AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

It won't snap your neck from the take- off, but then I don't need to get to 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds...The reviews citing this as a severely underpowered car are way over the top. It is a well- designed and straight-forward car that evokes the qualities that Ford made famous in the '30s through the 60s. Great value for the money and everyone who has seen my merlot Premium is impresssed. I am looking forward to a long road trip.


Favorite Features

Interior space; handling; ride; quiet cabin; overall quality; premium stereo system; dual automatic HVAC and looks that turns some heads. Commuter economy is good.


Suggested Improvements

For those who need it, the forthcoming 3.5 liter engine.


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Mercury Montego is best in class...
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By Better Fords
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I'm a long-time car enthusiast, reading everything automotive & owning too many cars. For the 1st time ever, I had to buy a car for comfort over sportiness. After 3 mo. of research & test drives, the Montego w/employee discount + $1000 won me over. The "underpowered" blather in reviews is off- base...horsepower ratings are over- emphasized. It's funny, too, that the new SAE methodology for rating HP (stricter w/independent observer req'd) dropped the Camry's base V-6 from 210 to 190 HP, a car often compared to the Montego. Honda didn't rate the Accord V-6, but their other engines that have been rated dropped. I'm getting high 20's for mpg, many compliments, & riding in comfort & style.


Favorite Features

The Montego is tastefully styled, with just enough chrome trim inside & out to make it sharp looking w/o going overboard like the 300. HID's & LED's are nice touches, too, & the command seating is great. Incredibly efficient use of space, great mileage, smooth ride, good handling...I love it!


Suggested Improvements

Factory stereo quality. Needs telescoping steering wheel. Make 18" rims standard. More power not NEEDED, but why put VVT in same engine for the Fusion/Milan but not for 500/Montego? "Expert" reviewers probably would have lightened up on HP criticism, anyway, while mpg would still be very good.


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