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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#4616 of 5819 Re: Audio systems. [akirby]
Dec 07, 2006 (8:24 pm)
You seem to know quite a bit about the Ford/Mercury audio systems -
Here's my question -
I have a 2006 Mercury Milan I-4 Premier with the standard CD/MP3 Radio.
A friend of mine has an "Audiophile" stereo Ford part number: 6H6Z-18806-AA which was
taken out of an 06' Lincoln Zephyr to make room for an aftermarket Nav System.
I'm sure it will fit with no problem but will it work?
The dealer said that I'll need another amp and more speakers and that the plugs don't match.
My buddy says he's doesn't know what he's talking about -
What would be involved in getting this thing to work??
#4617 of 5819 Re: Audio systems. [marineair]
Dec 07, 2006 (8:54 pm)
The audiophile system has extra amps and speakers so I doubt it would be a plug-n-play situation. You'd have to find a wiring diagram to see, or check the connectors yourself.
#4618 of 5819 My take on 2007 Fusion
Dec 10, 2006 (9:15 pm)
I have been driving a brand new one as a loaner car. In the Last several days I have put about 500 miles on it. On this car, the speedometer calibration is off by 8-10 mph.
It is a decent car but AGAIN it is not an Accord or Camry. The fit and finish are good, seats are comfortable, brakes are fine, The dash lay out and texture are good. The textured dash is copied after VW Jetta which has been the bench mark for a while. The trunk space has to be one of the best in class.
My only issue and turn off with the car is the engine grawl. The 4 cylinder gets very loud/rough any time you take off or accelerate on the highway. You feel like you are driving a much smaller car. Why can't any US manufacture make a quiet and decent 4 cylinder engine? The engine sounds just like the 2.4L engine that was in my 95 Dodge Stratus.
I will consider buying one of these 4-5 years down the road as a used car when they are about $5-6K.
#4619 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [jodar96]
Dec 11, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Wrong. It has nothing to do with "US manufacturers". It is Mazda designed engine.
#4620 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [jodar96]
Dec 11, 2006 (7:24 pm)
"My only issue and turn off with the car is the engine grawl. The 4 cylinder gets very loud/rough any time you take off or accelerate on the highway. You feel like you are driving a much smaller car. Why can't any US manufacture make a quiet and decent 4 cylinder engine? The engine sounds just like the 2.4L engine that was in my 95 Dodge Stratus."
This engine "noise" is pure perception. In the comparo sedan forum someone posted interior noise levels of the Accord/Camry/Sonata/Fusion. You would be surprised to know the Fusion/Milan are actually very quiet even at high revs when compared to the Accord/Camry. These are actual measured noise ratings. Cannot dispute these..
#4621 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [scape2]
Dec 11, 2006 (8:32 pm)
I hate to disagree but the Fusion at WOT had considerably more noise than the others. At idle and 70 mph cruise it was just as quiet but not at WOT. I can't imagine most drivers ever using WOT on a FWD family sedan and the noise doesn't bother me at all but it is a fact.
#4622 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [akirby]
Dec 12, 2006 (9:51 am)
The ~3 dB differance at WOT would be noticable or at least detectable...but, I don't know about "considerable".
#4623 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [jeffyscott]
Dec 12, 2006 (9:55 am)
3 dB translates as double noise level, so yes - it is considerable.
#4624 of 5819 Re: My take on 2007 Fusion [dino001]
Dec 12, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Nope. Double the energy, but hearing is approximately logarithmic just like the dB scale. You can hear for yourself at:
Where you can also read that a doubling of the power does not make a huge difference to the loudness.
#4625 of 5819 Fusion 4 cylinder noise...
Dec 12, 2006 (12:54 pm)
The noise you are hearing results from a timeing chain verse a timeing belt.
The last Altima I drove at my dealership had just as much noise WOT.
Incidently, I think peeps under 30 who are use to the juiced 4 cylincer rice rockets of the nineties and today probably don't even notice.