2008 Mercury Milan
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Amazing Car

by from Houghton, MI on July 11, 2017

I owned a 2008 Mercury Milan Premier AWD for a few years. Over the course of around 45k miles I never had any mechanical issues at all which really impressed me. For the year this car looks phenomenal...
I owned a 2008 Mercury Milan Premier AWD for a few years. Over the course of around 45k miles I never had any mechanical issues at all which really impressed me. For the year this car looks phenomenal and has aged extremely well. I would say its one of the best looking cars from that time frame. When I first picked my girlfriend up in this car (around 2014) she thought she was blessed and met a very rich man (little did she know haha). The interior is a little boring, but the leather seats are rather comfy and the car has good visibility. The awd is this vehicle is amazing and makes the car unstoppable in the snow. I drove this car through several 24 inch blizzards and I never once came even close to getting stuck. Heck, I even pulled out a few trucks who slid off the road during some wild winter storms. Overall, I was extremely impressed with this vehicle and am very happy that I had the chance to own one.
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Best starter car

by from Statesville, NC on March 30, 2017

This car has been with my family for over 6 years. Not only is it a stable vehicle, but it is reliable and very safe.
This car has been with my family for over 6 years. Not only is it a stable vehicle, but it is reliable and very safe.
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Fun to drive!

by from NY on November 4, 2016

Love the car. It's so easy to drive, quick steering and pick up. Mine is a 4 cylinder! HUGE trunk but could have used more back seat room instead.
Love the car. It's so easy to drive, quick steering and pick up. Mine is a 4 cylinder! HUGE trunk but could have used more back seat room instead.
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Long Term Owner

by from New Jersey on April 22, 2015

Purchased a new Premier V6 in October 2007 pushing 70k trouble free miles (except for needing a replacement battery and gas cap) with the original brakes and tires! Averaging 21.5mpg combined. Regular...
Purchased a new Premier V6 in October 2007 pushing 70k trouble free miles (except for needing a replacement battery and gas cap) with the original brakes and tires! Averaging 21.5mpg combined. Regularly achieve 26 - 26 mpg highway! Can exceed 28+ Highway if one stays below 68 mph. Leather seats still look new. Still drives, looks and handles like a new car. Handles great while provide a very comfortable ride. The only thing it's lacking is a powered passenger seat. It was a great buy new and it would be a great choice used
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Happy Milan Owners.

by from Cleveland, OH on September 23, 2012

My wife and I were in the market for a Focus, 2007 or older, to keep the price and payments low. We stumbled on a Milan Premier with 80K miles. We test-drove it and fell in love. My wife loved the lea...
My wife and I were in the market for a Focus, 2007 or older, to keep the price and payments low. We stumbled on a Milan Premier with 80K miles. We test-drove it and fell in love. My wife loved the leather, heated seats, etc., and I liked the performance of the 4-cylinder engine, and the body styling, as well as the LED tail lights. We've had the car for several months, and it now has 90K miles. This car has gone 10K miles since its last oil change, and upon checking it, has not lost or burned 1 drop of oil, and the oil isn't that dark! The car even started life as a rental! We average 26MPG overall. This 4-cylinder out-accelerates our older Taurus, and gets much better mileage! We plan on driving this car well past 200K miles! The interior is plenty comfortable, and the only gripe is with the 1st generation Sync system. You can tell by the interface with the regular radio that it's an afterthought. When it doesn't drop the bluetooth connection to my wife's phone, it works well. The menus are less than intuitive.
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A Well Kept Secret

by from on September 1, 2012

I've been driving a base Milan for the past year now, and though there are some things I would change, It's a very rewarding car to own. The ride is fantastic. It's softly sprung, but you still get de...
I've been driving a base Milan for the past year now, and though there are some things I would change, It's a very rewarding car to own. The ride is fantastic. It's softly sprung, but you still get decent road feel, and great cornering. My only complaint is excessive roll in sharp turns. The steering is very light, but also numb. The 2.3L I4 feels underpowered, but much of this is due to a lazy shift program. Kind of disappointing for a Mazda-sourced powertrain. I would opt for the V6 if you are an enthusiastic driver. The fuel economy is average, so expect low to mid 20s. The interior isn't very flashy, but I admire its minimalism. The base comes with the most comfortable cloth seats in any car-they feel like suede, and the wood trim is very classy (especially with the analog clock). Ambient lighting is an option that looks cool and I wish I had, but it's not that important. The stock stereo is very good, but i wish that it had Sync, and some better speakers. As the title implies, this is FoMoCo's best kept secret. Yeah, it's a Fusion with different bumpers and lights, but they make the difference (I get so many compliments on how good this car looks). Also, they can be had for a few grand less than a comparable Fusion of the same year.
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LuvMyMilan

by from Wisconsin on December 4, 2011

I bought this car new in 2008. It has been the most reliable car I've ever owned; I've not had ANY problems with it and I'm at 55,000 miles! I love the way it drives, it's comfortable and has every fe...
I bought this car new in 2008. It has been the most reliable car I've ever owned; I've not had ANY problems with it and I'm at 55,000 miles! I love the way it drives, it's comfortable and has every feature I was looking for. Love it! They really had a winner here...
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great buy!

by from New York on November 30, 2011

Recently bought for $13,850, and later found the added bonus of automatic car starter and heated seats that the dealership did not advertise. The inside is beautiful with all leather seat, when shoppi...
Recently bought for $13,850, and later found the added bonus of automatic car starter and heated seats that the dealership did not advertise. The inside is beautiful with all leather seat, when shopping around watch out for duel fabric leather seats online, many models have this as a premium but man are they ugly! The car gets great gas mileage, being a fulltime student and part time employee I only fill up about twice a month. The worst part of this car is probably the back window that sits at an angle that collects rain, dew and snow and has no windshield wipers. Besides that this car is perfect, its too bad they discontinued the model in 2010.
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One of the Most reliable vehicles I've owned

by from Onamia, MN on July 7, 2011

I have had this vehicle for almost three months and the driveability of this vehicle is great. I only have on downside. The downside is when driving at night and a vehicle is close to the back of the ...
I have had this vehicle for almost three months and the driveability of this vehicle is great. I only have on downside. The downside is when driving at night and a vehicle is close to the back of the vehicle the Auto Dimming Mirror sensor is blocked by the third break light. So, that means the light is right in your eyeballs and very unsafe if you're the leader of the pack and no vehicles in front of your vehicle. Other than that the vehicle is great so far.
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Best Second Car!

by from Northern NJ on May 16, 2011

I picked up my 08 Milan last weekend and loved it! It's a complete day & night difference from my first car, a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT. Very comfortable, stylish, and has great acceleration! I am planni...
I picked up my 08 Milan last weekend and loved it! It's a complete day & night difference from my first car, a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT. Very comfortable, stylish, and has great acceleration! I am planning to keep it for a long time until time comes to get another new car! I highly recommend this car to anyone in a market for a reliable and affordable entry-level luxury sedan!
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