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Used 2008 Mercury Milan Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M) Consumer Reviews

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$2,960 - $4,267

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Surprised and Pleased

MARC, 03/28/2009
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
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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3.88 out of 5 stars

Near Luxury at Corolla Prices

benkaf, 05/25/2011
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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4.13 out of 5 stars

Solid Choice

Larry, 06/30/2008
Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Quiet and smooth ride. Excellent on highway MPG at 60 MPH --> 36 to 38 MPG on the onboard gauge on average hilly terrain for Atlanta. A bit noisy at high RPM, but quiet overall. Sync works very well with LG VX9400 phone. Won't miss the park assist, but disappointed at no built-in garage door opener (oh well). Around the neighborhood - averaging about 24-26 MPG as long as don't jump on the gas pedal. Stay moderate and keep RPM's below 2.5-3K and you'll do well on gas. Handles very well. The interior design is great and the charcoal cloth seats are very comfortable. Wife has a bad back to comfort was king in our choice of vehicle.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Great commuter

JP, 03/11/2009
Premier 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bought this used Milan as a commuter for a 100 mile daily commute. So far, averaging 28 MPG mainly HWY miles. Seats are very comfortable. The 6 CD changer sounds great. The sync system works much better with my blackberry then the system in my 2004 Acura TL! A slight power trade-off but well worth it for the 28 MPG. This car is a great value!

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