2005 Mercury Montego consumer reviews

$24,365–$26,165 MSRP range
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92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.9
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5.0

This mercury montego is a great car I bough

I bought this car mercury montego new,I love it great car,all you'll want,dependable in every way I am just as happy with my car almost as if I just bought it

4.7

Approaching a half million miles. Need I say more?

We just inherited a super-clean 05 Montego from my wife's brother, who used it for 15 years in his traveling sales job. Mostly highway miles and meticulously scheduled maintenance. At 499,230 miles, it runs like a new car. (the paint is worn off the control buttons, and the drivers seat is a little ragged, but otherwise this car looks and drives like a typical 120,000-miler. The back seat area is immaculate, and everything, sunroof, heated seats, mirror dimmer, AWD everything still works! Drives straight as an arrow at 80 mph effortlessly. So you Montego owners, take heart!. Keep changing that oil, and you could end up in a very long-term relationship with an excellent car!

4.9

Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned

I bought this car used with 70,000 miles on it back in 2011 have had this car for over 9 years and it currently has 211 000 miles on it! I've had to replace things here and there but it's overall been a great car! I love how roomy it is. It has a HUGE trunk I love how high it sits up, not many cars taller then this one.very comfy car. for an older pretty simple car it's everything you could ask for.... I have taken it on several road trips and it's been a great work car if they were still being made today i would definitely buy one again

5.0

best car i owned

very reliable, no trouble , serviced regular and up, local driving in town, mother is at the age she cant drive any longer, she does not drive any longer. I would not put my mother in a car i did not trust.

4.9

164,000 miles and feels brand new.

The only reason this model didn’t have a much longer lifespan was simply the time it was released. I have only ever seen good reviews for this car and it totally deserves it. I own an AWD Premier with CVS with a Sunroof. Any controversy over CVS that you have ever heard throughout your life simply does not apply to this vehicle. In fact, after extensive research over the internet, the Montego’s with CVS all seem to have a superior lifespan to their counterparts. For people who are on the extremes of height and/or want more control over pedal position and over the 3 axis’ of seat position it is easily adjustable. Surprising it feels completely comfortable, and I’m a 6’4 man, and it achieves this due to its possible customization. The trunk is enormous for what you’d imagine it to be. In fact it frequently holds my normal sized mower without issue. It’s 6 cynlider engine combined with AWD makes it simply perfect for colder weather climates or hilly terrain. I’ve experienced the cars anti lock and it is smooth and triggers only when I’ve definitely felt I needed it. While other anti locks I’ve experienced are either too touchy or not enough, my Montego works perfectly. The dashboard and what not, definitely reflects the in between aesthetics of the early 2000s being this weird in between era where it ends up looking worse than a contemporary or 90s dash. It has a mechanical clock right above a digital clock just to give you an idea of how silly it may seem to picky people. Though it personally doesn’t bother me it’s only a slight thing to note. PS. If you happen to own a leather version and live in an area of the US lower than chicago, you will NEED a Sunshade in the summer time.

4.9

Most reliable car I've ever had

Has memory seats, reverse parking sensors, keypad/keyless entry. stunning blutooth and stereo system, a dashcam, steering wheel controls. Ford was really ahead of it's time when they integrated so much technology in cars.

4.9

Most reliable and comfort car I've ever owned

Reliable, comfortable with plenty of space inside. I drove it in the snows of Yosemite and in the deserts of Nevada and haven't had a single problem. A great car for its price.

5.0

So far so good I m very pleased.

The car meet s the needs that I bought it for . I needed a second vehicle for various reasons an for the money I m happy.

4.6

Most reliable car I have ever owned.

I have had the car for 14 years and plan to keep it another five years minimum. At 150,000 miles, it still gets 27 mpg on the highway. Not giving this car up for something new. In its history there have been only three major repairs: air conditioning evaparator needed replacing at 100,000 miles and the throttle body needed replacing at 140,000 miles; Front struts were replaced at 150,000. Two sets of brakes and regular oil changes, transmission oil changes have been the costs. Just started rolling on my third set of tires. Paint on the top of the vehicle starting to show some wear , but all in all , the car still looks great.

3.9

Basic transportation, and doing it well.

To begin, I am a fan of the simple styling of the 2005 mercury Montego (also ford 500). I bought the car cheap and used, in good shape with low miles as a roomy commuter. The car fits the bill perfectly. I have had it now for just over a year, and have accumulated less than 10,000 miles (I have a truck I drive to/ from work, or for hauling, and such) Absolutely nothing unexpected in the year of ownership - nothing spectacularly good, nor awful. My biggest complaint, and currently only complaint that comes to mind, is with the seating - as FOMOCO called it "command seating". There is more of a minivan like seating position than that of a standard sedan. I knew of this when purchasing, and can more than live with it, but it is not possible to feel the "low-slung - laid back" feeling of old Luxo-barges... not bad since this is a much more modern vehicle. With its tight steering, nearly drive-itself capabilities of the all wheel drive and traction control (insanely stable in any conditions I have endured - from heavy downpours, to thick snow covered streets, to ice and sleet), comfortable but bland interior, excellent road manners, and sedate V6 with CVT combo, this is not a bad car. I would venture to say this is a modern (yet out dated) true drivers car. Had Ford managed to produce one these in the mid 90's, fighting the likes of the Audi A6 Quattro (which I most easily compare this car to the 1995 version), I think the Montego would have come out ahead... But being a decade late in the fight, we as consumers get the reincarnation of a great car at bottom dollar pricing --- and that is why I can easily recommend this car. It may not stand well against newer cars, but when price and drivability are considered, this car is great.