Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 8:12 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Mercury Milan, Toyota Camry, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#174 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [wvgasguy]
Jun 07, 2007 (9:45 am)
AMEN, My Infiniti FX45 that I traded for the TCH was heads and shoulders a better car than the Camry.
At twice the cost, I would certainly hope so. Trying to explain why you would pay around $50K or more for a car no better than the Camry would be a tough thing to do, now wouldn't it?
#175 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [akirby]
Jun 07, 2007 (10:20 am)
You don't say which 2004 Ford model you purchased
It was an Expedition EB. $46,000 MSRP, 20,000 miles later a $24,000 trade in value ( best offer after several dealers). It was in MINT condition and loaded.
I can see myself with one someday if I needed a low milage 4x4 but I will never buy a new one again
#176 of 218 Re: Milan v Camry [beantown]
Jun 07, 2007 (10:22 am)
Trying to explain why you would pay around $50K or more for a car no better than the Camry would be a tough thing to do, now wouldn't it?
Sarcasm seems to go over the head of most posters in this thread. So does a few other things. I'll leave you folks alone now to enjoy your Fords.
Just about anyone that pays $50,000 for a car should indeed have a hard time explaining it according to the statistics quoted in this thread. Just how much value can you place in a little better handling and ride and really justify it. In most cases the luxury purchase does not provide any additional benefits other than prestige. Luxury purchases don't really make sense, but to those that can afford them they don't have to.
(BTW, Actually I only had $10,000 more in the FX than what the TCH cost. Combined with 1.9% financing on the FX it was a decent purchase and a great car as well.)
#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??