The Montego is Mercury's newest family sedan. Although the Grand Marquis is still the king of the hill at Mercury, the Montego is arguably the better sedan. Based on the same platform as the Ford Five Hundred, the Montego offers a bit more style and personality than its Ford twin, a helpful advantage in a segment crowded with worthy competitors. With a larger rear seat and a larger trunk than the full-size Grand Marquis, the Montego seems the more logical of the two. The Montego offers a frugal six-cylinder engine, as opposed to the Grand Marquis' V8, as well as the option of all-wheel drive and a revolutionary continuously variable automatic transmission.
"I have had this car for 6 months, I sold these cars new and Learned by factory training that this is the Best Value, Lincoln Mercury has ever produced, It was a joint Effort and Designed by Not only Ford Division But By Volvo for Safety as well. The seats as you get in the Car set up higher as you get in, so you don,t sink in, or drop down to get in. You slide right in . Air bags every where and If Ford Lincoln Mercury had promoted this car Better, this would have been the Car that Pulled Ford out of the Slump they were in. Very High reviews on this car, and has a 5 star rateing on it, in every Category. I get about 20 to 22 MPG on it, as a Average. The gas mileage is really Not the Big story( although it does run on regular Fuel )But the amount of Room and Comfort of this Vehicle is beyond any other Vehicle on the Market Today ! The Trunk Space is Huge, and the Rear legg Room is By Far the Most in the industry. No Other Vehicle will Compare. I have a Montego Premier, 2wd (front wheel drive car) and If you EVER can Find one, IT will be at a Much lower price than it was sold New for, which is about 29,000 dollars(NEW) I have recently Looked at the New 2009 model Lincoln MK-X and its Design is very simular to the Montego Prmier( which was only Made and sold for 3 yrs. 2005-2007. With the 6 speed Automatic Transmission and a 3.0 V6 Engine, it does have enough power for the average Driver, this is really a good Family car ,and very safe one as well!!! Because they are in such Short Supply in the Used car market, its seems like a Hard Vehicle to Find. WHY, you ask ? They did not sell Many New ones ,The ones that did buy them will Keep them a very long Time, because This vehicle is hard to Replace and People get Spoiled with the Room the Car Offers. This Vehicle was Designed to run about 200,000 Miles without to many probles to it. Like VOLVO. There are NO Tune-UPs for the First 100,000 Miles, Just Change the oil and Rotate the Tires every 5-7000 miles, 60,000 on the transmission Service and You will be very Happy with the Low cost of Maintance on this Vehicle---- BEST Value"
Pros: "Quality, Comfort, Dependability, Easy on gas"
Cons: "Engine slightly underpowered, bland exterior"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought the Montego in 2006, I purchased the vehicle because of the perceived build quality and dependability. I have not been disappointed. After 62000 miles, I have changed the oil (5000 miles), replaced the air filter (12000 miles), replaced the brakes once, and one set of tires. The car is very well built and now she is five years old and looks great, too include the paint and interior materials. The Montego drives very nicely, both in the city and on the Highway. The engine is a bit under powered, the car prefers to cruise at about 68 on the highway, but it can easily handle higher speeds. The midsize vehicle has more interior space than larger cars. I am 6' 4", I can sit behind myself in the Montego and have plenty of leg room. The car lacks an exciting exterior design, subsequently it is not in demand, I will not sell my Montego because it is extremely undervalued in the used car market. If you should be lucky enough to find one, and are looking for quality, dependable transportation, buy a Montego, probably the best used car for the money in the market. MPG is better than the advertised 19/29. I have reached 33 MPG on the highway (ave speed 68)."
Pros: "Comfortable, handles well, enough power for me."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchased my new 2005 AWD/CVT Mercury Montego in Sept. 2005. Here it is 2013 and I am still on the original battery! I did replace the tires. I love this car, from the extra large mirrors to the hooks in the trunk -- features not found on many new cars today. I have serviced my car every 3,000-4,000 miles and have kept her nice & clean. I have more than enough power and the CVT transmission has served me well. I will never trade this car."