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Mercury Milan, Toyota Camry, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#41 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [scape2]
Aug 25, 2006 (4:19 am)
i'll take a look and get back to you. Did some more research last night. Why is the Milan V6 210 hp and the fusion 221hp? Seems a little strange. You must be "touched" to not have any problems with a Ranger or Escape. I had a buddy that had a Ranger for about 12 years, he never had problems either. The escape has had some issues, but you sound like you got lucky. $23K for a car like you got is a heckuva buy for sure. It's a great looking car, but I just can't buy a domestic car anymore. At least mine was made in the USA by union workers.
Aug 25, 2006 (4:29 am)
It's a really nice car for sure. Lots of auto for $23K. You should darken the windows with a tint! Makes it richer looking. Wheels look fabulous, sorry I don't have 17's! Enjoy the ride, i'll blow you away in the straits, but I'll be looking for you in the "twisties' !
#43 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [bv050506]
Aug 25, 2006 (4:50 am)
My 2000 FORD Taurus (yes it is Duratech equipped) is just approaching 60,000 miles, and no problems yet and my 1990 Taurus went ten years, and except for an AC repair, a radiator and a starter, only routine maintenance was required on it. Sold it at 98K and ten years, mostly because I wanted something new, not because it was unreliable.
Fords don't fold at 50K miles.
#44 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [bv050506]
Aug 25, 2006 (8:15 am)
Keyword here .. "ASSEMBLED" in the USA. Hate to burst your bubble even further. But most of the tooling (machines)and support in your Toyota plants are from Japan. Been there I know.
I know my Fusion is "ASSEMBLED" in Mexico. Heck, even the transmission is from Japan . But hey the majority of the parts do come from USA and the profits come back to the USA. I did some research on the Hermi plant in Mexico and its pretty impressive. Ford has invested some big $$ down there. Plant is very effecient, clean and work force is top notch.
I don't believe any Toyota plants or Honda plants are union. I'm going to do some asking around about this one. Japanese don't like unions too much. It goes against their philosphy of how management and worker should work as one to work towards a given goal.
Oh, I also got 0% financing for 60months on my Fusion, and the dealership gave me $10,000 for my Escape..Your a banker right? Do the math, figure out what I saved in interest, along with what my payment is.. sorry to rub salt in the wounds..
#45 of 218 Toyota might be reliable...but quality is NO better than Ford, GM, DC
Aug 25, 2006 (11:02 am)
I would prefer a Mercury Milan over a Toyota Camry based on my personal experience with a NEW Toyota. My 2006 Toyota Sienna LE had a 2nd row bucket seat installed wrong at the factory and it could not be removed or moved to the alternate position because of this defect.
#46 of 218 Is anyone actually buying Mercury ??
Aug 28, 2006 (6:24 am)
I hardly see any new Mercurys on the road. The only Mercury I see is the Grandpa Marquis. I have yet to see a Mercury Milan although I have seen quite a few FORD FUSIONS.
#47 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [badgerfan]
Aug 28, 2006 (6:54 am)
I hope badger fan makes you from Wisconsin. I got my master there about 3 years ago, a great school and Madison is a great town. You got lucky with your Fords! I've had 3 Mustangs and 2 Ford Windstars, and had numerous problems with them all. Happy for you though.
#48 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [scape2]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:00 am)
They offer 0% for a reason, they wouldn't sell otherwise!!! You'll never see Toyota credit doing it, because their cars sell on their own, they don't need interest subvention programs to make people over look the fact there are much better choices than what their offering. Good for you that you got 0%, it will save you big bucks after the warranty expires and you start having repair issues. Or better yet you can start now and set aside for an extended warranty, better go for their best plan. I am not pro-union, have been in one, and frankly nothing has caused more inflation over the last 40 years than trying to keep all the "workers" happy with a new contract. I know their needed, but it has added huge money to the costs of goods and services. I'm sure this spark some real vehemence from people. On to round 3.
#49 of 218 Re: Toyota might be reliable...but quality is NO better than Ford, GM, DC [hansienna]
Aug 28, 2006 (9:55 am)
Go ahead and buy a Mercury Villager and let me know how it stacks up against the Sienna! The Sienna is top ranked by everybody, you have a minor seat problem and think its inferior to a Mercury. You have to be kidding!!! The Milan is a great car for the money, but no Toyota Camry. I wish you good fortune and safe driving.
#50 of 218 Re: Toyota might be reliable...but quality is NO better than Ford, GM, DC [bv050506]
Aug 28, 2006 (3:24 pm)
Oh please.. please stop praying to the Toyota god..