Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 8:12 PM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
What is this discussion about?
Mercury Milan, Toyota Camry, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#177 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [akirby]
Jun 07, 2007 (11:18 am)
i think at least now the big 3 are competitive w/ honda and toyota on quality..i had a 79 pinto that was quite inferior to a 79 corolla or civic i am sure...but i think my 99 cavalier, 05 sunfire and 07 focus are very good cars and i am quite happy with them...same with a 86 mustang i had but i did notice it had a aluminum engine head gasket (cover?) that rusted out in 8 NH winters but other than thst i really liked car...i bought a used 1991 accord and that had a cast iron head gasket, so i was very impressed by that...after hearing how great japanese cars are i was surprised at some of things that went wrong on that car...door handle broke, igniton problems, headlight switch broke, front end problems, fender was falling off, glove compartment handle broke....loved the engine though...just was surprised at some of the things that happened w/ the honda, even with its age
#178 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [chetj]
Jun 07, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Aluminum doesn't rust - but the gasket can rot away.
#179 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [wvgasguy]
Jun 07, 2007 (3:33 pm)
You were the victim of high gas prices reducing demand for large SUVs. Wouldn't have mattered if it was a different brand.
#181 of 218 Re: Ratings: Milan - 10, Camry - 7 [savetheland]
Jul 21, 2007 (7:36 pm)
Experts rate the Camry slightly higher than the Milan - consumers slightly lower. Mercury has like 34 consumers rating it. Camry 300+. I would not say that it "ends this discussion." Of course, that is my opinion.
#182 of 218 Re: Ratings: Milan - 10, Camry - 7 [mcdawgg]
Jul 22, 2007 (2:56 pm)
Who are "experts"? Like auto journalists? I can hardly call them the "experts".
I thought cars are built for consumers. Experts do not drive Camries everyday while customers do rather take short test drives. IMHO they are more impressed by Toyota as a company than by cars they make. Toyota makes good effective engines working on premium gas but thats not enough to make a good car.
#183 of 218 Re: Ratings: Milan - 10, Camry - 7 [savetheland]
Jul 22, 2007 (7:24 pm)
I assume you own a Milan. I assume the other person owns a Camry. No one wants to think their car is a bad car or that they should have purchased a different car.
I don't care what someone tells me or how someone rates the car. I test drove 7 cars for about a half hour to an hour a piece and then bought one, along with doing some research.
It all depends on what you like. Some people think the Camry is better. Some people think the Milan is better. Who is right? I don't think anyone is wrong.
I've heard plenty of crap from Milan owners, I guess I'll tell them to post on Edmunds so there are more consumer ratings. Anyway, most people come to these sites to complain.....AND, is it possible some people are filling out phony ratings? I wonder??
#184 of 218 Re: Ratings: Milan - 10, Camry - 7 [stlpike07]
Jul 22, 2007 (10:42 pm)
stlpike07 there are too problems with your post. First I do not own Milan, Fusion, Mazda6 or MKZ and not going to, at least in near future. I certainly not going to buy car like Camry ever - here may be you are right. Secondly owners do not complain about Milan but complain a lot about Camry. Thats what was my point - what owners think about their cars. And note that people who rate cars at Edmunds understand something about cars.
I also believe in CR reliability ratings since it is only accepted reliability rating in USA. And they also rated Milan higher than Camry (and Accord).
#185 of 218 The media
Jul 23, 2007 (7:24 pm)
has pounded it into consumers heads that anything Camry or Accord is just plain better, no questions asked.. However with forums like these and the hundreds of others across the internet.. the consumer will rule!
#186 of 218 Re: The media [scape2]
Jul 23, 2007 (11:35 pm)
Maybe so....However, My 2007 Camry is fine. A friend who has a Milan hates it and always wants to ride with me rather than driving the both of us.
What does that say?