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Pros: Comfy Leather Seats
Cons: Turning Radius
Advice: Don't forget to BE SURE this car has an Ipod adapter.I am a ex Honda/VW owner. This is the first 'American' car that I felt had the whole package. The look is sleak and sophisticated while still being sexy and sporty. It has all the options you can think of, a very comfortable ride, and all the get up and go that you could need. It is spacious and seats 4 adults comfortably. The trunk is large and with the seats down, have had had no problem transporting. I am SO happy pleasantly surprised with this car, it is A LOT of car for the $$!
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: 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!!