Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 9:12 PM
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Mercury Milan, Toyota Camry, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#10 of 218 Re: How about Ford 500?!! [fsowirles]
May 23, 2006 (6:20 pm)
The Camry styling is just now becoming halfway sporty and appealing.. Even the Avalon was a "sleeper" as you may call it.
The 500/Montego are actually turing out to be very good cars. Very safe cars that have value in mind.
So, How much HP/Torque is enough for you in a family sedan? 275HP? 300HP? 500HP? Where does it end? I look for balance in the drive train. More HP is not always better. I can still remember when the Accord hit the 200HP mark and the rave and ranting reviews that is was the end all to any other brand of family sedan... I guess when we hit 1000HP family sedans the media will be happy??
#11 of 218 What you are looking for.
Jul 13, 2006 (2:56 pm)
I purchased the Milan Premier and am more than please with my decision. Its nice and quiet on the highway. It has a smooth ride. It is a nice car for the money. Ill be honest I like the styling on it too. Its also great on gas.
I recently took it on a trip to the Florida Keys from Miami. (aprox time 3 hrs) If anyone has driven to the Keys they know that the cops there ticket you for barely breaking the speed limit. I put the cruise control at 45 and was getting over 40 MPG according to the in dash reading.
I got the extended warranty on mine so that I wouldnt have to worry down the road about it going bad.
#12 of 218 Milan V6's transmission
Jul 29, 2006 (5:43 pm)
Ford buys the 06 Milan/Fusion V6's transmissions (6-speed) from the same supplier who supplies 6-speed transmissions to Toyota (in Avalon/Lexus I think). The Ford 3.0L 24V DOHC engine has been around since mid-90 and it has been modifid/refined. Bottom line, it is solid/reliable powertrain.
#13 of 218 Re: Milan V6's transmission [tmp888]
Jul 30, 2006 (1:21 pm)
Agree, the 3.0 Duratec has been around for years. Started in Europe and made its way to the states in about 1997/8 time frame. I know Ford gets its transmission from Japan for the Fusion/Milan. I am not sure if its the same supplier for Toyota? Good question though... Time to do some internet research...
#14 of 218 Re: Milan V6's transmission [scape2]
Aug 04, 2006 (12:33 pm)
If it is indeed the same or more likely, similar transmission to the Camry 6 speed, Ford must be doing something better with the entire drive train and computer control hardware and software than Toyota. There seems to be a LOT of complaints with Camry. Check out the 2007 Camry Woes discussion.
#15 of 218 Re: Milan V6's transmission [badgerfan]
Aug 04, 2006 (9:17 pm)
OH yeah! I am fully aware of the 07 Camry issues. Funny though how it hasn't made headlines, nor has it been plastered all over the radio/news.
Notice when GM/Ford have issues it make headlines?? I am serious I am really beginning to wonder
#16 of 218 Re: Milan V6's transmission [scape2]
Aug 13, 2006 (12:41 pm)
Funny though how it hasn't made headlines, nor has it been plastered all over the radio/news.
Take off those domestic filtered glasses of yours and you'll catch those headlines. I know they exist because I read them. You can't name an instance where a recall from Honda and Toyota hasn't been published in the press.
The "big" headlines from GM and Ford deal mainly with the finance side of the company.
And I love it when posters point out a particular Honda or Toyota having quality problems because there's a "problem" thread as if that has any weight validity. Newsflash boys, if you lived only in the universe of Edmunds you would think Honda and Toyota were by far the largest automakers in the world by the number of posts in reference to those cars. Are you starting to get it?
#17 of 218 Re: Milan V6's transmission [tmp888]
Aug 14, 2006 (10:57 am)
I thought the 6-speed automatic transmission was a joint venture with GM?
As far as the Camry tranny woes, it remind me of the issues folks were having with the new Quest transmissions. Hesitation or no power at start-up. turn it off and back on again, all was fine. It was not a transmission issue but a problem with the throttle position and control module causing the tranny to act funny under certain conditions. I expereinced it a few times but has not reared its uglyhead for two years now. It could be part of a learning process.
Either way, both Milan and Camry are nice cars. I would be very happy with either.
#19 of 218 Re: Mercury Millan vs Toyota Camry?? [beh]
Aug 15, 2006 (11:32 am)
Buy a Prius! Honda is a good choice also and the weak transmission blown out of proportion becuase hondas are normally so relaible. It is only a couple of percent and is far less than most other cars.
Also look at Scion A, Scion B, Yaris and Fit. Mazda 3 is also a good car.
The Camry is a good car, but first year 2007 big change. First year model problems even with Toyota.
DO NOT GET A MERCURY, i.e. Milan