Mercury Milan Reviews from North America

2010 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0 V6

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A classy, refined ride, with some get up and go

Faults:

So far so good. I've only put 2000 miles on the car.

Oil changes aren't the easiest if you like to do them yourself. You need to get the car up in the air a little, because you have to remove a panel to get to the oil filter. After the removal of the oil filter, you'll have some of the oil dripping onto the shielding under the car, which is not the best design.

General Comments:

It's a shame FoMoCo discontinued Mercury. The interior is very nice. The Sony sound system is sweet. I have a two tone tan/brown leather interior with the tuxedo black exterior. It's a very nice looking car, and I have received a few comments about how good it looks.

The engine has good power and the handling is very nice. I'm averaging around 18-20 MPG around town and 28 to 30 MPG on the highway. I have some enhancements planned to try and improve those numbers a little, but the engine is very fun with the select shift automatic; it's hard not to get on it a little.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2012

2006 Mercury Milan Premier V6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

This car is very competitive in price and features against all other vehicles

Faults:

I have had cosmetic problems with the inside door locks (passenger side front & rear). The lock part of the door has broken on the very tip toward the seat and caused the release lever to not close using autolocks on key and doors. It is a small plastic piece that contains the spring part of the lock mechanism. I need to manually push the lock and release to lock the door.

Other than this all is well.

General Comments:

I purchased this vehicle after seeing it during a search for another vehicle type. I only sat in it at first and was extremely impressed with the fit and function.

This Milan has the whole package (sunroof, traction, autoclimate, heated seats, premium sound, etc...) and it was under $12.5K. What a steal.

After 10 months I couldn't be happier. I was looking for a manual vehicle, but this six speed automatic responds well and has plenty of punch when you get on it.

The mileage is good for this size vehicle rating at 24+ MPG combined.

Handling is very good with independent suspension all around.

I have traveled far and near with ease and comfort. This is the best vehicle I've owned yet and I've owned a base model 318BMW (1985) and a Cadillac Fleetwood (1981).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2011

2007 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0 V6 gasoline

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Handsome sedan that does a lot of things well, including its price!

Faults:

I have owned this car for a very short period of time, but I have the full service history of the car, and nothing has gone wrong. The only services required according to the records, were routine oil changes and dealer service.

General Comments:

This is a really handsome car from stem to stern. Mine is a silver exterior with black leather interior, and the 17 inch wheels really make the exterior look.

Bang for the buck is pretty amazing. You get tons of creature comforts, great acceleration, and very competent handling, in a very attractive looking package for a value oriented price, especially used!

The electric, fully retracting moonroof is fantastic. My version has the brushed stainless steel fake trim, but it actually has a quality look and feel to it. Leather is tight, stitched very well (contrasting thread is a nice touch) and is really comfortable. I am just over 6' 1" and like to sit low, and the power seat is perfect for me, creating massive headroom with the seat run down to its lowest setting. Back seat and trunk are perfect for this sized car. I have three younger kids, and carry a lot of gear like golf clubs and guitar cases, and this car handles it all effortlessly. Engine has a great note under full throttle, but does produce typical front wheel drive torque steer.

The only weak area I can feel is the automatic transmission, which seems a little more harsh than it should, and sometimes acts like it is a bit confused. But this is a very small issue, and does not really impact driveability at all. Analog clock is great! I forgot how much I like that look, and how tired I had become of the digital clocks - the analog is really classy.

Stereo is competent as well.

The HVAC is a little annoying when it decides to have this awkward delay when you call it to life, and then blasts all at once. This might be a function of the automatic mode asking it to quickly cool or heat, but again, a very minor point.

Car seems a wee bit thirstier than my Pontiac Bonneville with 3.8 liter engine, which is an absolute work of art, but I get 22mpg combined, and have gotten 26 mpg on the highway. But I will have to admit that it is hard to stay out of the throttle on entrance ramps, because it sounds so good!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2010

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 10 reviews