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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Sedan
#46 of 173 Re: Mercury Milan V6 - GAS GUZZLER! DO NOT BUY!!! [jeffyscott]
Aug 17, 2006 (3:44 am)
I've had 3 Sables, 1996, 1999, 2003, the Milan gets worse overall mpg than they did. This is a new car design, marketed against Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Why didn't Ford try to equal or beat them on gas mpg?
It must be the ridiculously wide turning circle causing this low city mpg, you can't parallel park in one try and you can't do a U turn on most NYC streets, only K turns.
The Milan sucks!
Honda Accord has 16 mpg city, here's what CR has published:
2006 Honda Accord EX sedan, 3.0-liter V6, 5-speed automatic
CU's overall mileage, mpg 23
CU's city/highway, mpg 16/32
CU's 150-mile trip, mpg 27
Annual fuel: gal./cost 665/$1920
Cruising range, mi. 430
2006 Ford Fusion SEL sedan, 3.0-liter V6, 6-speed automatic
CU's overall mileage, mpg 20
CU's city/highway, mpg 14/29
CU's 150-mile trip, mpg 25
Annual fuel: gal./cost 740/$2140
Cruising range, mi. 410
#47 of 173 Ford pays Milan owners $125 for feedback
Aug 17, 2006 (9:44 am)
Did anyone get invited and then not allowed to attend weekend meeting with Ford engineers to discuss Milan?
Ford sent me a letter inviting me to attend special emergency meeting with Ford engineers to get feedback offering $125 to come. I called marketing company that handles event and told they already filled the slot for my demographic.
What a joke! Ford is lucky I didn't show up and tell them what a cheap POS the Milan is. And $125 would just about cover the gas for 120 mile roundtrip to go to Mahwah, NJ on this gas hog.
#48 of 173 Re: Mercury Milan V6 - GAS GUZZLER! DO NOT BUY!!! [dlang]
Aug 17, 2006 (10:15 am)
So you bought the Milan why???
I guess I would not see 2 mpg as a significant difference. If you are that concerned about gas mileage, why even get a V6?
Even if the Accord saves $100 or so a year in gas, it also costs significanty more to buy...so not sure there is any net savings. I never looked into the V6s, but in the 4 the Accord would cost about $1500 more comparably equipped and net of rebates, IIRC. That savings would pay for a lot of gas.
#49 of 173 Re: Mercury Milan V6 - GAS GUZZLER! DO NOT BUY!!! [dlang]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:23 pm)
"A Honda Accord averages 30 mpg".
I am sure you don't mean an Accord V6 automatic. right?
This is for an Accord 5spd 4cyl... lets be fair and clear here..
#50 of 173 Re: Ford pays Milan owners $125 for feedback [dlang]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:26 pm)
If you feel so strongly that the Milan is a "POS" then why did you buy it in the first place? Trade it in now and get over it. Take a look out on the net in other rooms. Folks that own the same car you do are getting 23-27MPG in their V6's in Fusion/Milan. Did you ever take it to the dealer? The car runs fine right? The only reason you keep calling it a "POS" is because of MPG??
#51 of 173 Re: Ford pays Milan owners $125 for feedback
Aug 18, 2006 (2:51 am)
Let me know how you trade in a leased car.
Let me know where those "folks" live. Should I sell my house and move to the boonies in order to get 23-27 mpg?
Maybe if Ford pays my closing costs.
It's a POS because of low mpg AND the cheapness and design defects I've already published in another discussion.
#52 of 173 Ford planning more cuts: WSJ
Aug 18, 2006 (3:10 am)
Under pressure to further reduce losses, Ford Motor Co. is considering closing more factories and cutting salaried jobs and benefits by 10% to 30%, according to a media report Thursday.
The moves, if approved by Ford's (F: news) board of directors at a Sept. 14, would come in addition to its Way Forward restructuring, which calls for cutting North American white-collar salary costs by 10% by the end of 2006's first quarter and closing 14 plants by 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition, citing unnamed people familiar with the plans. See Wall Street Journal story (subscription required).
Ford Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr. is under pressure to speed up cost-cutting efforts after the auto maker reported a $254 million loss in the second quarter and worse-than-expected July U.S. sales, The Journal said.
The company declined to comment on the report, according to The Journal.
#53 of 173 Will buy a midsize car next summer
Aug 18, 2006 (5:12 am)
I will consider Fusion/ Mazda6 if it gets the 3.5L V6 + 6 speed automatic.
#54 of 173 Re: Ford pays Milan owners $125 for feedback [dlang]
Aug 19, 2006 (11:22 am)
I actually live in the suburbs, not the boonies.
Ever asked the dealership what they could do for you?
Cheapness is all in your perspective. The perspective of one that has had bad MPG so it may cloud your view. Design defect? where? Please go over these again. I missed your posts. There have been no recalls on the Fusion or Milan? What defects?
#55 of 173 Re: Ford pays Milan owners $125 for feedback [scape2]
Aug 19, 2006 (10:12 pm)
The typical NYC metro Ford/Linoln/Mercury dealers are experts at con artistry but you are able to haggle more if you're persistent.
As for design defects, the obvious one on the Milan POS is the extra wide turning circle which makes it virtually impossible to parallel park in one shot, something you probably don't do much of in the Pacific NW. Even mall style parking is a hassle because you have to position the car far out to turn into your spot so you don't hit the cars on either side of your spot, again another two+ step process.
A Pacific NW suburb is a NorthEast boonie. A NYC suburb would be urban to you.