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Fun to Drive or Fun to Cruise?
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By XXGMSMGXX89
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I love my Montego CVT AWD. It handles so great for a car of its size, and has awesome acceleration (obviously, not better than a Maxima or Avalon...). Last night, I was coming home from a party, and I had some fun on the highway. Let me just say, the CVT really has a great ratio spread and the engine, despite having only 203 hp, is pretty snappy above...60 mph. (ok, around 75 I floored it, and the tacho went up to 6700 rpm, and I went from 75 to 90 in around 2 seconds!) BTW I wasn't drunk, or anything. I just was in a great mood, and I wanted to drive fast. I can only hope the new Montego has more (it will,because of the 3.5 liter engine) driving pleasure


Best Features

My favorite feature is the CVT, dual heated leather seats, AWD, Traction Control (a fun button in the snow :) and the pretty big sunroof.


Worst Features

The inly thing (which they already are doing) is add more power, and when in park or neutral, the car only revs to about 3400 rpm...I know it's not a ricer or a sports car, but sometimes, I just like to hear it. CVT reaction could be a little better, ie. quicker downshifts.


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One of the Best
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By Dan
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Car is fun to drive. I have owned a few vehicles in my day, but this vehicle is one of the best I have ever driven. It is responsive, visibility is great. Great, Great vehicle.


Best Features

Duel climate control and the heated seats.


Worst Features

Air conditioned seats, better sound system. Navigation system.


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Lots of room...
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By Misti Doty
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


Review

This car has loads of room and fits car seats well but the 6 speed automatic doesn't perform as expected. Also fuel economy is not on par for a 210 hp small V6 that moves the vehicle along brisk enough I guess...


Best Features

Room and features


Worst Features

Drivetrain is anemic and trans unsorted


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Proof in the Pudding
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By Jim Wells
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I finally got to take a 3000-mile drive through Wa, Idaho, Montana and Oregon with my 2005 Premier AWD. This is a great long-trip car in the Ford tradition. Comfort and 27-mpg over every type of rural and urban terrain with the CVT tranny. The Duratec V-6 performed more than adequately throughout the trip. It's a little slow at the get-go, but is fine at higher speeds, so don't be put off by hot rod auto magazine editors. A very civilized car with great content, quality and comfort for the money. Nothing so wrong with "modern maturity" as one reviewer wrote.


Best Features

Elevated seating for comfort and room and ease of entry. Safety package.


Worst Features

The forthcoming V-6 for those that want more power. Nice body style, now, but unleash the stylists.


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retired owner
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By Adolph Lobato
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2005 Mercury Montego Luxury AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Auto is smooth riding, no wind noise, i like the cvt transmission you never feel when it shifts, cup holders are to close to each other that could be improved mileage is good for a car of this size


Best Features

smooth quiet ride


Worst Features

cup holder should be further apart or maybe a slide holder in dash GMC had that feature in 1994


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