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You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
What is this discussion about?
Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#1238 of 3623 ANYONE ELSE NOTICE
Sep 09, 2004 (3:56 pm)
That the ford site now allows you to build and price the 500? Did I miss something or is this new?
Also, priced out a fully loaded AWD limited...
2005 Five Hundred Limited
Base Vehicle: $27,845.00
Dk Shadow Grey Met - Ext.
Pebble - Int.
Optional Features: $2,030.00
Total MSRP: $30,525.00
OUCH! About twice the price of a Taurus! Granted, the Taurus is steeply discounted and no where near the features, but still. Many people will cross shop the two.
#1239 of 3623 Taurus vs Five Hundred / Montego??
Sep 09, 2004 (4:32 pm)
Greg C - Huh? A loaded Taurus SEL with options 96P, 53P, 13B, 916, 54H, and 97P comes to $27,445. How is a fully loaded Five Hundred Limited at $30,525 "twice" the price of a Taurus? The extra $3,080 buys a modern design which handles better, stops better, is safer, is much larger in the back seat and trunk, and has AWD. If you delete the AWD, the price difference is only $1,380. The fully loaded Montego Premier at $30,635 also includes HID headlights, LED taillights, and a two-tone interior with perforated seats.
#1240 of 3623 Montego availability
Sep 09, 2004 (5:38 pm)
While it appears the Five Hundred is heading to Ford showrooms this month, I've seen nothing about the Montego. Anyone know when it is due?
Sep 09, 2004 (6:31 pm)
Both around the same time.
#1242 of 3623 The 500 vs taurus
Sep 09, 2004 (9:06 pm)
I currently own a taurus (2000 SEL), and no, what you pay for one is far less than $27K. It's not a fair comparison, as one car is below invoice, and the other hasn't even hit showrooms (and most likely won't deal until they lose popularity).
It's still a big difference going from $22K base for an SEL to 27K base for a limited. Not as much as I first figured, I stand corrected. But the $30K mark puts it in a new category cars like the maxima.
Sep 09, 2004 (9:08 pm)
Didn't notice I designed an AWD model of the 500, that's where the price jump occured!
Sep 09, 2004 (10:06 pm)
I asked to have the Milan forum, grouped into the Ford Fusion forum since it's virtually the same vehicle.
#1247 of 3623 Re: ANYONE ELSE NOTICE [avenger1]
Sep 10, 2004 (5:01 pm)
Unless something has changed, I don't think Ford is going to sell the Taurus alongside the 500. The Taurus was to be relegated to fleet sales only.