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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#2102 of 5819 Re: Milan Premier Test Drive - Good car if you are deaf. [frasierdog]
Oct 07, 2005 (9:35 pm)
I respect your opinion [frasierdog], since you said you drove the car. To each it's own.
However, Finally somebody did a review on the 2006 Mercury Milan and it got glowing reviews.
Mercury Milan complete review
If I were going to get the Mercury Milan. I would get the 4 banger premium with the 5 speed stick. it comes with ABS standard and the 6 speaker sound system standard.
Edmunds, we all know the Milan is the sister of the Fusion. But, can you show Mercury a little love and at least drive the thing and give us your take on the car please
#2103 of 5819 Oh and one more thing
Oct 07, 2005 (9:47 pm)
Since allot of people are determined to say that the Mercury Milan is an EXACT clone of the Fusion, It is NOT !!!!!!!. The only thing the Milan shares with the Fusion and Zephyr is it's doors
"The doors are the only shared body panels between the Milan, Fusion, Mazda 6, and the upcoming Lincoln Zephyr".
#2104 of 5819 Milan Specs vs. Montego Specs
Oct 08, 2005 (5:10 am)
Using the Edmunds "Compare Vehicles" function, it appears that the interior of the Milan is less than an inch smaller in most dimensions (such as front headroom and shoulder room) than the larger Montego, and is quoted with more than an inch greater front legroom. Has anyone driven both vehicles back-to-back? I'm a tall driver (6'5") and am wondering if these spec differences might lead me to consider this attractive mid-size instead of the full-size Montego.
#2105 of 5819 CD player
Oct 08, 2005 (6:45 am)
If the CD player on the Fusion is the same as on the Freestyle, I wouldn't go for the 6 CD changer because of all the problems with it. I have the single CD player and no problems.
#2106 of 5819 Re: Milan Specs vs. Montego Specs [robw64]
Oct 08, 2005 (7:58 am)
As far as front seat room goes I'd almost give the Milan or Fusion the edge, I say almost because unlike the Montego, the seats in the Milan are lower and less chair like, otherwise th Milan has slightly more legroom, and quite a bit more foot room, the seats are a bit tighter though, not really tight and over bolstered like an Accord's but supportive. The real difference is in the rear seating, the Montego has much more rear seat legroom and hip and shoulder room than the Fusion or Milan, and of course the trunk is much larger on the Montego. The Milan also lacks the fold flat front passenger seat of the Montego. Now the smaller car is peppier, and has a more sporting ride, but if you need to regularly haul passengers or lots of stuff, and don't have an SUV or truck as a 2nd vehicle, I'd say the Montego is a more compelling choice. If you do have another vehicle for those purposes, the Milan would be more fun to drive. At any rate at 6' 5" you should be able to get comfortable in either car as long as you skip the moonroof option. I'm about 6' 3" and my head hit the head liner with the moonroof on both cars if put the seats to their highest position. Ford seem to be using a very bulky cassette for their moonroof package which probably holds down cost but also seriously compromises interior headroom for taller drivers.
#2107 of 5819 Sirius in Fusion?
Oct 08, 2005 (4:38 pm)
I just don't understand what Ford is thinking. They are clearly marketing this car to a younger demographic. Just check out the brochure pics of Fusions in front of trendy nightclubs, surprise concerts, etc. The punch line is that satellite radio is available as a dealer-installed accessory in the Crown Vic but not the Fusion. For heaven's sake, the Impala now comes with a aux jack for your Ipod. Can anyone from Ford comment?
#2108 of 5819 Re: Sirius in Fusion? [rambo5]
Oct 08, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Ford obviously believes Crown Victoria buyers want satellite radio more than Fusion buyers. Their actions show that plainly.
They thought about AUX inputs for the Fusion, but weren't sure, so they elected to skip it and added mp3 CD playback. To play mp3s in a Fusion, you will need to burn them to CDRs first or else get an FM radio transmitter.
The last options are to get external speakers for you ipod or put an satellite radio boombox in the back seat.
#2109 of 5819 Re: Sirius in Fusion? [rambo5]
Oct 08, 2005 (6:54 pm)
They're launching a brand new car on a brand new platform and they like to limit the number of things that can go wrong. Either that or they just didn't have time to put it in.
If it's available from the dealer - what's the difference?
#2110 of 5819 Crown Vic Buyers More Likely to Want Sirius?
Oct 08, 2005 (7:21 pm)
I have a hard time believing that a Crown Vic buyer would be more likely to listen to Sirius satellite radio than your average Fusion customer. Call it a gut feeling, but I bet your average Crown Vic buyer would be more interested in listening to an AM radio broadcast where one can hear an informative discussion on the new Medicare prescription benefit, rather than pay for a subscription to hear advice from Howard Stern on how to score at funerals. On the other hand, I bet your average Crown Vic buyer goes to more funerals than your average Fusion driver. As for post #2109, as far as I can tell, satellite is not available as a dealer accessory.
For all you thirty somethings, give or take a decade, (non police officers, non fleet drivers) that bought a Crown Vic, I apologize to all three of you in advance.
#2111 of 5819 Satellite Radio
Oct 08, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I spend 2-1/2 hours a day in my car and there is nothing worth listening to on AM or FM. I'm ready to buy; but no satellite radio is a deal breaker for me, especially when It's available on a Honda