I recently bought a 2006 Mercury Montego.
I am a senior lady and was on my own as far as finding a car and doing my own research.
I used this website often.
I drove 8 cars.
The Mercury was the first car I drove and after considering all the others, it is the car I bought.
I am no expert, but I do know quality and recognize performance in cars.
This car is a lovely car.
Good looking, big comfy interior, a heavy weight which drives and feels good.
You could live in the trunk.
On the downside, undersized engine and some peculiar gadget arrangements inside.
But overall, a wonderful buy.
If you find one with low miles, buy it.
First off I work where they build the Merc. That said, this is not an ad to sell more but my real opinion of this car. It is what it is, a well built economical. (read really good milage for a big car)It isn't a hot rod but you're there at the next stop light with the rest. I see over 17 mpg in town driving and 28 and change on the road with three and a half folks inside and stuff in the trunk. I never have to ask; Hey you got enough room back there?, there's plenty, even the Shack might not complain. If you like more power it's coming soon in '08 from what I read. I drove out through the mountains of CO. and did it without strain. Try one. Ok I do work there:)
Having owned 7 Mercurys in the past 18 years I am impressed by the constant quality and reliability of the marque. The 2006 Montego, although not an impressive looking style, is right up there with most vehicles in its class. The comfort is absolutely superb for both driver and passengers. The roominess is superior to most cars, even those costing thousands more. Tall seating is almost as good as most SUVs.
I recently bought this car used and it only had 78000 miles on it.So far it has been a real good car,it's roomy and very comfortable inside,no road noise whatsoever and the engine has plenty of power to suit me with good gas mileage.