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Mercury Montego, Ford Five Hundred, Sedan
Jul 18, 2003 (9:43 pm)
You said $25-30K pricing on the Montego...will the Ford 500 be cheaper, or are they going to price them side-by-side and rely on a different "image" to differentiate the two cars?
#78 of 96 ANT14, Thank you so much!!
Jul 19, 2003 (1:44 am)
Again, thank you for the info you have provided to me. I use to drive a Grand Marquis and I really loved all the room I had in it. Will the Montego be more like that in size? Also, was this at an auto show?...or will it be and when? Thank you so much for all the info you have given me. Hope you have a great weekend.
Jul 19, 2003 (4:54 am)
Andrew, it'll be priced in the same way current Mecury's are. They are generally a bit more equipped than their Ford counterparts, but if you were to load a Five-Hundred, the same way as a Montego, the price would be almost the same.
Nurse Luna, a prototype has not yet hit the autoshow circuit, but look for it to possible be displayed at the next round of auto showers at the end of this year/beginning of next year. Yes the interior will be sized as a Full-size, just like the Grand Marquis, but the exterior will not be as huge and bulky as the Grand Marquis.
The Grand Marquis is quite a bit long because of it's platform, the type of platform, etc. and the packaging is rather unefficient. Whereas the 500/Montego's packaging is much more trim... like the Focus, the interior dimensions are maximized, while keeping trim exterior dimensions.
#80 of 96 How much larger will the 500/Montego be than the
Jul 19, 2003 (12:18 pm)
Futura/Murderer (LOL, I'll call it that until they name it)? Will these be in the $20-25K range?
Jul 19, 2003 (4:46 pm)
No the range will be $25K-30K roughly. The size class is Fullsize.
#82 of 96 ANT, I meant the Futura/Murderer
Jul 19, 2003 (5:34 pm)
You already said the 500/Montego would be in the $25-30K range. Will the Futura/Murderer be $20-25K and mid-size?
Jul 19, 2003 (6:23 pm)
Yes, although the range will be greater than just $5K from base to, higher trim model. It'll be competitive to other offerings at that time.
#84 of 96 Thank you, ANT14.
Jul 20, 2003 (2:41 pm)
Thank you so much for all the info you have provided to me, I really appreciate it. Do you work for Ford? As I said before, my brother-in-law works for ford, and so did my father-in-law before he retired. Next time I see my brother-in-law I will ask him if he knows anything about the Montego. I just don't know when that will be. Have you ever gone to ebay motors? They have alot of older model cars that are for sale. By the way my Husband had a Montego , He said, about 30(thirty) years ago and just love it. I am going to have a hard time waiting for this car to become available. Anyways, thanks again so much for all the info you have posted and since you Created this thread, for introducing me to the 2005 Montego.
Jul 20, 2003 (5:30 pm)
Glad I could help. Check every so often, I'll be posting more info as it becomes available.
Jul 20, 2003 (6:44 pm)
A question is being directed to you in the Explorer Sport Trac discussion.