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Advice: Test drive!It embodies all that a young mom wants: style, safety, extra features(leather, sound system), lots of room!! Everyone compliments my car, its a head turner for sure. I would give it a 5 star rating if the engine was a cvt and if they would make the gas tank cap locking. I recommend this car!
Pros: Duratec V6 six-speed automatic transmission engine, AWD. The spoiler adds a very nice touch.
Cons: Engineers could put a bit more effort on the interior aesthetics.
Advice: Don't write this car off. At least go take a look at it and take it out for a test drive.I walked into a Lincoln/Mercury dealership looking for a SUV with AWD that was going to replace my Audi A4 Quattro. I didn't even know that an AWD sedan from Mercury existed. I saw the one in the showroom and I immediately liked the style, and all of the convenient features. I was initially skeptical about the performance because I liked my Audi so much, but the test drive immediately got rid of any doubts. The V6 3.0 liter engine definitely does its job to put out the maximum 221 bhp when it needs to. The car is quick enough when it needs to be quick, and quiet enough at all times so that you can enjoy the stereo system the way you're supposed to. I compared the car to a Nissan Altima, a Toyota Camry, a Honda Accord and a Volvo S40 AWD, but overall, there was no question in my mind that my fully-loaded Milan was the best of the bunch. And to think that I paid at least $3,500 less for this car than I would have for any of the others, it was a no-brainer. It helped that my dealer, Town Motors of Englewood, NJ, offered me a very reasonable trade for my Audi and that I was able to get 3.9% financing for 48 months, along with a $1,000 manufacturer's rebate. The salesperson was never aggressive and always understanding. The financing was smooth. It provided me with enough leftover cash that I extended my bumper-to-bumper warranty to 5/75,000 miles and I treated myself to a Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS system, and I'll still be able to put in an extra $123 per month into our savings account.
Pros: the whole car
Cons: nothing at all
Advice: Make sure your sales person explains everything your milan has to offer.I fell in love with this car the minute i sat in it. Im 21 and have 2 babies so i wanted to have the room and saftey features i needed, but i still wanted the sporty look...Milan offered everything i was looking for. The premium cloth is awesome. The interior and exterior is dynamic and very distinctive. If you are looking for something different and upscale the Mercury Milan is the way to go! I'm extremely happy.
Pros: precision styling and amazing comfort
Cons: transmission and the reverse visibility (I'm 5'-8' and can't see hardly anything)
Advice: test drive one, tell your friends and neighbors to do the same...I bought a brand new Fusion S, decided that I didn't like the ugly grille and the lack of features. Saw a Milan Premier in the lot, perfect color/options combinations, so I traded for it. The car has 15k on it (my Fusion has 4k), but the heated leather seats, moonroof, and rims made up for those extra 11,000 miles. Adaptive Transmission really made me HATE the automatic after getting rid of the 5-speed manual... they tell me that the thing will eventually get used to me and will shift when I want it to. Note: the transmission has only L and D, no 2nd gear or OD lockout! I'm thinking about trading up to a 5-speed pretty soon...
Pros: Leather seats & tight steering
Cons: Cheesy wheel rims
Advice: Test drive the all wheel drive model, as well, to get the feeling of that heavier ride.Test drove 2 of them today (both V-6, one in all-wheel drive). Considering that my last car was a Jaguar X-Type (it was totaled in an accident), I was very pleasantly surprised while driving this vehicle. It handles very well, and has a great interior design. The steering is pretty tight, and the all-wheel drive really pulls some weight. My neighbor bought one of these last month & loves it, so I had to see for myself. Needless to say, I am considering it over the German & Japanese cars that I've tried, so far. Many great amenities & matched by a great price!!
Pros: Interior I/E seats, stereo overall ease of driving
Cons: Nothing, really(maybe a little more power, perhaps, but still not bad)
Advice: Test drive it as well as other comparable makes. I think you'll be surprised.We were planning on the '07 model next spring, but 0% financing for 72mo. was clincher. Test drove several models from GM & Ford. Prefer domestics, so didn't really test others except Honda Accord(nice, but too much road noise)I don't like the thought of changing 'Timing Belts' in the future(an expensive issue with most Asian cars) Driving car has been most pleasant. Currently also have '99 Mystique LS. Milan is much more refined & luxurious. Mystique is better on real 'twisty' roads, mainly due to it's smaller size. Friends don't worry about back seat in Milan, as it's quite roomy.As for future improvements..most occur in '07 AWD, Navigation system. Have tried those & they're worth it. Would like HID lights/3.5 engine as options(perhaps'08??)As I said 0% financing was the clincher. If they offer it in late '07 I guess I'll kick myself for not waiting. If 3.5 engine had been in Montego, that would have been my true choice.
Pros: 6 CD Changer with MP3 feature. Allows me to put over 100 songs on each CD.
Advice: Get the V-6.Purchased the V6 Premier with all available options. Excellent all around. Cost me $7,000 less then a less equiped Accord. Guys - get this car. Has great pickup and good highway speeds. And with the 17' tires handles like a sports car.