Last post on Feb 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM
You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#3448 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [bargainsforme]
Jul 30, 2006 (6:12 am)
If your looking to save money with this car your best bet, I believe, you should go with the Ford Five Hundred SE. Going with the Montego, your spending more money for the same exact car. I could see if you were getting a different engine by buying a Montego but fact is your not. The only difference is looks and it's not a big difference.
All options are offered with both cars. Even if there was different options, why pay more for a car to get an option you have to pay for on top of that and I'm sure you could live without anyway.
The SE your getting the better trany. You can get the 2WD or AWD version, which I wouldn't buy the AWD unless I lived in an mountainous or snowy area. You can get it with Leather seats, moonroof, safety and security package, and traction. Personally, I rather have cloth because it burns up in the summer and freezes up in the winter.
The options you would be sacrificing is the Nav. (use a map), Family Entertainment (buy a portable DVD, much cheaper), Reverse Sensing (stop being lazy and turn your head), Power adj. Pedals (unless your short and if you are you probably wouldn't like the Five Hundred/Montego), and Homelink (if you have a cell phone it's the same thing).
Se invoice starts at $20,507. Power moonroof invoice is $779. Safety and Security Package invoice is $692. Traction Control invoice is $170. Destination charge is $700. Total invoice is $22,848 minus the $1,000 rebate $21,848. If your a good negotiator, don't mention the rebate and negotiate below invoice first then mention the rebate. Go the last day of July or August and they just might be desperate enough to make a last sale.
#3449 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [luvmbooty]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:00 am)
dont forget if you have a family member in service ,My Marine son saved me $500
#3450 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [luvmbooty]
Jul 30, 2006 (7:51 pm)
Homelink has nothing at all to do with phones, cellular or otherwise. It is a transmitter to open garage doors, gates, and such. You can buy an aftermarket rear view mirror with Homelink, a compass, and automatic dimming.
I certainly agree that cloth is best in warm seasons, although cooled leatrher seats (offered on several Ford and GM vehicles as well as some foreign brands) may be better, since the leather is easier to keep clean. Perforated leather is a step below those, and the worst (for a vehicle in a warm climate/season)is solid leather.
Mercurys are not always more expensive than Fords. My 2002 Mountaineer was $1,200 less than the identically equipped Explorer.
#3451 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [fsmmcsi]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:41 pm)
I was only referring to the Five Hundred price to Montego.
Thought Homelink was some kind of calling device for emergencies.
My point is, for this particular sedan you might save yourself some $$$ if you buy the 2006 SE while supplies, which I think are in numbers, and rebates last.
As a family man, affordability, ergonomic, and safety is exactly what I and my family needs.
#3452 of 3623 CVT end in sight:
Jul 31, 2006 (8:55 am)
From the last paragraph of 7/31/06 Automotive News:
"Ford is dropping the continuously variable transmission offered in the Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred and Mercury Montego at the end of the 2007 model year."
#3453 of 3623 Re: 2007 FIVE HUNDRED [mschmal]
Jul 31, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Will there be stability control on the 2008 model?
#3454 of 3623 Re: CVT end in sight: [buckwheat]
Aug 01, 2006 (7:28 am)
the cvt will still be aval on the high end awd limited.it is a great trans and a blast to drive and has the better 0 to 60 mph times over the 6auto.try to get some of the last ones left .ford is saving $700 to $800 per unit going to the six speed!!
#3455 of 3623 Re: CVT end in sight: [hotprops]
Aug 03, 2006 (3:46 pm)
Since the CVT is made by Ford at its Batavia Ohio plant which is scheduled to close in 2008 I strongly doubt that the CVT will be avaialble for any model as the article eludes to.
#3456 of 3623 SE is gone for 2007
Aug 04, 2006 (6:27 am)
Also the $500 military offer and the loyalty cash are both considered private offers and cannot be combined.
Aug 04, 2006 (1:01 pm)
I got all sort of discounts rebates ect who cares whatthey are called ,also the cvt will go into awd 500 FOREVER.. cant link up to 6 speed.also the plant has not closed yet and they most likely have a few on the shelf. bill