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Used 2008 Mercury Milan Sedan Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car

Nancy, 11/16/2015
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

I have had this car for 5 yrs now. Loved it! Had a few problems but nothing major. I would definitely consider getting another one if I were able to find a newer version but I think they have discontinued this vehicle.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars

Surprised and Pleased

MARC, 03/28/2009
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

I had all but written off Big three products. I was coming off my MDX lease and was looking for a more gas mileage friendly vehicle. I was also looking to spend a bit less. The Milan just had the best look, quietest ride, fun toys(SYNC and CD changer) for the money. My prior departure from consumer reports recommendations (with ford) have ended badly. To my surprise CR gave the Milan a full red circle(highest rating) for reliability and Camry was only given an average rating. The unfortunate rapid depreciation put a quasi luxury vehicle under 2 years of factory warranty into the range of affordability. 28 MPG 60% highway/country roads. Comp Camry had 80k miles, to a Milan with 16K

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3.13 out of 5 stars

Avoid Milan & Fusion with 5-speed Automatic Transmission

cesareoc, 03/24/2014
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
25 of 30 people found this review helpful

This car looks great, drive decently, but it has a major problem: the Mazda built 5 speed automatic transmissions. This transmission seems to have a shorter life span than most modern transmission. Mine started to go at around 80k and completely shut down at 95k. It is a seal system that cannot be serviced, and it is expensive to rebuild. Even the used ones cost twice as much as any other used transmission. This along should be a good reason to avoid Milan and Fusion models with this part, and perhaps all Milan and Fusion.

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5 out of 5 stars

A Car to Rely On

VigaGlum, 01/04/2017
updated 01/05/2018
2008 Mercury Milan 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I bought this car when the first owner turned it in as a leased vehicle. It was in nearly new condition. It has been comfortable and economical on trips. The best part about it is that it has required no repairs, only regular maintenance. It starts on the first try, even when the temp is -20F. As a 4 cylinder, it doesn't have the acceleration of a 6, but it does very well passing on two-lane highways. I can say honestly it might be the best car I've ever owned in terms of comfort, reliability, and economy. True, it's not a fancy or zippy car, but it's a car you can depend on. * Since I wrote that review, the moon roof jammed and wouldn't shut. After checking with the dealer and two auto body shops, I concluded that the cost of repairing/replacing it was ridiculous. So I took it apart and taped it shut. Three weeks later I traded it in on a Honda Accord Sport. However, I don't blame the car. When moon roofs go bad, they are rarely worth fixing (too expensive). Therefore, I will never buy a car with a moon roof again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3.88 out of 5 stars

Near Luxury at Corolla Prices

benkaf, 05/25/2011
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 11 people found this review helpful

I bought a 2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4 cylinder with Automatic with 23K last year. I put 27K on it in one year, the most I've ever driven. I've previously owned Mazda, Toyota, Honda, Saab, Volvo and never thought I'd buy a Ford product. But I can honestly say that I am pleasantly surprised. I have had no problems other than a squeaky a/c fan (which went away). The car is well designed inside and out and pleasant to drive, if not refined. It's also economical. I have been able to get about 27/33 MPG out of my Milan.

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