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#96 of 143 2007 Merc Premier V6 6 speed automatic.
Jul 20, 2011 (6:19 pm)
I bought this black beauty certified 42,000 Ford used $13,000 a year ago, the ford lots were full of them coming off 2 year leases. Has the heated tan/chocolate leather heated seats.
I have noticed many of my male buddies ogling over this thing, they seem to be zeroing in this same car, either Fusion or Milan. cruises smooth on the highway at 28 mpg.
Best used car out there, fusions and Milans, you can't go wrong.
Never embassed to pull up to someones house driving American, I would last about 2 days
staring at a Hyundi or Kia sign stuck on the steering wheel but that is just me.
#97 of 143 17" wheels on Milan 2010 I-4, steel or alloy
Jul 21, 2011 (5:16 pm)
My 2010 Milan has the 17" wheel package with the painted hubcap covers. I had assumed that they were alloys or aluminum since the base model comes with 16" aluminum wheels but if I put a magnet on the inner rim (behind the plastic cover) it sticks. It wouldn't make sense to cover an alloy wheel with a plastic cover. Does this confirm my suspicion that they are steel wheels? What are the advantages of alloy over steel with respect to unsprung weight affecting handling or road noise?
akirby, I know you are out there and know the answer. Thanks.
#98 of 143 Re: 17" wheels on Milan 2010 I-4, steel or alloy [pod]
Jul 22, 2011 (5:13 am)
The order guide says the 7 spoke wheel is aluminum but the 5 spoke doesn't say either way so I assume it's steel.
#99 of 143 alum rims v. steel rims, weight surprise.
Jul 22, 2011 (1:50 pm)
Thank you akirby. On reading I was surprised to find that for many OEM rims the aluminum rims are not significantly lighter than the steel. Some are as many as 5 pounds lighter but most are only a few tenths of a pound lighter. Apparently the explanations include: (1) the steel rims have stock removed (as large oval holes, etc.) in places which do not compromise their strength, and (2) the aluminum rims are not always 100% aluminum and donot have relief holes as part of their structure. I cannot locate the weight of the Fusion rims but would be interested if anyonwe has that arcane data. Since the steel rims are less likely to deform with a curb encounter (and lose the bead), in the end the steel may be preferable. I presume the Ford engineers made the decision that the steel 17" rims did not significantly compromise handling (via the unsprung weight load, etc.). I trust Ford engineers to be smarter than I am. I do intend to obtain a set of alloy rims with Continental 205/60/16 extreme winter tires (on CL for $250 total with only 6000 miles on them) as my winter option here in New England. Can't beat that price and who knows when big snow will visit the area between December and March. The OEM steel rims and the alloys are high offset 5 lug x 114.3 mm so the fit should be excellent. Beyond these specifications I don't think there are any other fitment considerations but would welcome an education if that is not the case.
#100 of 143 rim specifications 2010 Milan I-4
Jul 24, 2011 (4:32 pm)
For any others who want to know:
replacement rims for 2010 Milan
hub bore diameter=67.1mm
A different offset will affect how far the outer surface of the wheel/tire comination stands out further than or is further in than the OEM rims. The OEM have a 44mm offset.
A center hub bore of 67.1mm will fit snugly (the size of the OEMs); larger bores will fit with centering rings; smaller bore hubs will not fit unless widened on a lathe which sounds like quite a nuisance and expense.
#101 of 143 rims without TPM sensors on 2010 milan/fusion
Jul 25, 2011 (11:52 am)
I acquired a set of aluminum 16" rims with good snow tires (205/60/16) mounted on them and intend to use them this winter. How will the lack of the TPM sensor affect the dashboard display? Will the TPM logo light continuously? I do not intend to retrofit compatible TPM sensors to the snowtires unless that is necessary. I can ignore the lit logo but will the computer control system have an issue with this? Does the TPM system interact with the engine controls in any way to limit speed if it senses a low pressure situation? Will a TPM signal that is ignored eventually be recorded as a warranty violation with respect to maintenance, etc.
#102 of 143 Temp.guage problem
Oct 29, 2011 (6:31 am)
My temp guage goes to HOT when i am traveling in long hilly regions while going up hill,but back to normal going down hill. it is a 2008 Mercury Milan with only 29,000 miles,and this is 4th time i have had it back in to garage. They replaced thermostate once then replaced Temp. sensor,but did it again . Back in garage now and have had it for 9 days now & have not come up with a reason. Have been trying to find out about the Lemon Law for it here in Ohio. Thanks for any help.
#103 of 143 Re: Temp.guage problem [buchster1]
Oct 30, 2011 (10:51 am)
Under load and uphill are the circumstances that use extra power and generate extra heat, so I would assume the problem is that the car is actually overheating in those circumstances. I would guess the problem is that the cooling water flow is somehow limited. Kinked hose, faulty water pump (marginal output okay for usual conditions but insufficient for high power times), stuck thermostat (you ruled that out with replacement). I doubt the problem is in the sensor loop, more likely in the supply loop. My guess would be the water pump. Should be available at junk yards or on line for much less than dealer part. Likely a common part on all fusions and milans.
#104 of 143 Potential buyer - Interior noises?
Nov 18, 2011 (5:29 am)
Let me start by admitting I'm am an anal whacko when it comes to squeaks, creaks, rattles, and buzzes in my cars and I'll chase everyone relentlessly with felt pads and silicone spray
I will be in the market shortly for a late-model sedan and the Fusion is on my shortlist. What are owner's experinces out there? Is the Fusion for me? My experience with Ford says no as I own a 2007 Mustang GT convertible and it's "typically American" with many noises but hey, it's a performance car, a convertible, and weekend fun driver so I can deal with it.
#105 of 143 Re: Potential buyer - Interior noises? [ckone0814]
Nov 18, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I, too, love quiet. I selected the 2010 Milan (Fusion) for this reason. Compared to the Hyundai Sonata I also tested it was obviously quieter over road perturbations. I am pleased after 15,000 miles. I believe there is a general concensus that Fusion/Milan of recent vintage do not develop squeaks and rattles. Most NHV comes from the tire/road interface. I am pleased with the Michelins which were OEM but when it comes time to replace I had remarkable experience with the Assurance Comfortred on my prior Mercury Sable and will probably go that way to squeeze out a few less decibels. The Fusion is a quiet car compared to its midsized competition.