2006 Mercury Montego
There are 9 user reviews for the Premier trim shown below
- great value
- road tire noise
smart design provides more usable space into an overall smaller car. My last car was a Mercury Grand Marquis which was excellent but the Montego is just as good and is more efficient.
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- Looks Good, Great MPG, Great stereo
- I am 38 and one of the younger buyers?
I am in sales and bought this car to accomadate customers. All of my customers have been impressed with the LEG room and interior cabin styling. I have made trips from Detroit to Chicago, Detroit to Lexington KY and Detroit to Toronto and have averaged 28-30 MPG on the highway. Yes 30 MPG at 65 mph with the a/c on.
Stereo system is the best. 6Cd changer with MP3 and 8 speaker system. I also have the factory 18" Perrilli tires, car has a nice stance.
It has more than adequate power. When making a U-turn, it has a bigger radius than I expected, it may be the 18" tires or from carrying over the Volvo platform.
This car covers my needs, traveling with customers (Space and Comfort), traveling alone (great sound system and good handling), carting my kids around town, and elegant enough for an evening out with my wife.
Car is 7 months old and has 15,000 miles....read morehide
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- Good look, a lot of features for the money
- EPA is really low, downshift is horrible
Have this car for 1.5 year, made 25.000 miles. It looks great and driving is quite smooth on acceleration and constant speed. But when stopping the car, the downshifting is so bad that I took it twice to dealership. I have had only japanese cars so far, so dealer said "welcome to american cars world, dude, this is normal (!?)" Guys, I am shocked. Another issue is very bad fuel economy. I can barely make 16-17 MPG in the city and 22-23 on the freeway, which is according to my dealer, is normal too (!?). Overall, moderately bad experience. Definitely will go back to samurais next time....read morehide
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- Comfortable, easy to get in and out, very well equipped for the money
- Marekdly underpowered, downshifts constantly to maintain speed on hills
Comfortable, large trunk with fold down rear seat, many options are standard, reasonably priced, acceleration is too slow , down shifts constantly to accelerate and maintain speed on upgrades
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- Highest safey ratings, big trunk, ample back seat space
- Antrena mast instead of built into windshield
Very functional car with room for family; most rear leg room and trunk space than any sedan I've seen. 200 Hp engine is adequate and reviews of car being underpowered seem misplaced. High seating somewhat unique and makes for ease of entry. Top safety ratings are a big plus.
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- Thus far, fuel economy has shown to be as advertised. Enjoy the CAVERNOUS room inside the car.
- Nothing has emerged as a 'con' thus far.
I cannot believe it, but I left Honda after 4 vehicles and many years of devotion. I wanted something "bigger" and desired a sedan. The Accord is nice, but not as big and roomy as my Montego. Also, the Montego handles with a European feel, and has Euorpean lines. And as for price, it is great compared to looking at the Accord and the Camry. Plus, the American car manufacturer was willing to deal, whereas the foreign car dealers just would not budge much at all. Consumer Reports gave the Montego good marks, and several reviews I came across spoke highly as well. Seems the "chief" complaint has been about the engine size, and thus some sluggishness when taking off. But, I do not agree. I find the engine adequate for my driving, and like the fact that the gas mileage thus far runs about 30 miles per gallon on the highway. For the car's size and roominess, that is great. And for the price, it is a great deal. Well equipped. It really is the American Volvo car in my estimation. Wish more people would give it a try. Would be very surprised and pleased, I predict....read morehide
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- Excellent seating and view ("command view"). Quality control in construction of our Montego Premire
- Audiophile Sound System IS NOT Audiophile! Power seems a little sluggish.
Bought a Montego Premier with optional safety package at $26.755 (out the door at $28,257) in So Cal. Vehicle has less than 1000 miles and thus is still being broken in. Currently sounds a wee bit rough and sluggish at starts but expect the vehicle to improve as the engine and tires break in. I believe Ford/Mercury put a lot of thought into the design of this vehicle: Excellent room and comfort with a command view of driving- along with many other engineering details. The engine probably could use a bit more horse power because I suspect the body is heavier than others in it class. But that is a minor setback considering the trade off is better fuel economy. Be warned, the "Audiophile Sound System" is not audiophile class. Rather, it is mediocre: very cheap speakers with low wattage input. I find it pathetic that Ford had the nerve to call this "Audiophile". I plan on swapping out the speakers with higher quality and installing a good amplifier to drive them. Also, be concerned about possible blistering of the dash's map compartment. I understand Ford is aware of this but so far is mum. Dealerships in So Cal are just plain dumb about this- and the vehicle in general....read morehide
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- Love the GPS, it was easy to understand. Gas mileage as stated.
- I can't find any
Our car rides great, holds the road, and gets 30 miles per gallon. The front seats are confortable on long trips, and the electronics indicates when you when you are going to run out of gas and and then the GPS actually tells you the exact location of the next gas stations. This is great for those trips when you are in areas that you don't know where you are. My Wife and I Love our Car that remembers our seat, mirror, and peddle settings... turns our headlights on, and keeps rear headlights from bothering us at night. We are spoiled....read morehide
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- The fold down seats offer plenty of cargo space. The trunk does not jump into the air when released
- Center arm rest too hard for the long trip. The cruise controls are very illogical.
Great ride and pick up. An eight foot 2x4 can be carried home on the INSIDE of the montego, just fold down the seat.
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