I have driven a 2001 Ford Escape and never had a problem with it after 105,000 miles. So I decided to go with the Mecury upscale version. I'm very glad I did. I have the top of the line Premier model. This is a more comfortable ride then the Escape. You don't feel the road as much and I'm sure with a new set of Michelin's instead of the standard Continetals, it would be even better. The interior is roomy and laid out nicely. Lots of cargo room and does not have a trucky feel in it's handling like the larger SUVs. I hope to have this one over a 100,000 miles also. Love the styling too. The 2005 has gotten above average dependability from a consumers magazine.
Great reliable car
2009 Mercury Grand MarquisBill Ott - Bonita Springs, FL06/02/2016
I owned a 2002 Grand Marquis for ten years, and it was the most dependable vehicle I've ever owned. I personally drove the 02 for 135k miles. It was getting a little tired so I purchased the 09 in Jan. 2016. This, too is a great looking, great driving vehicle. Unfortunately this vehicle is no longer in production or I would definetly get another one.
Solid deal, great price, leaves little room for improvement.
2010 Mercury MilanMargaret - Los Angeles, CA10/10/2014
I have the hybrid model. I got about 38mpg in winter, and I'm getting about 34mpg in summer. This car combines great gas mileage with some more luxurious features (ie. leather seats, navigation, satellite radio and a sun roof.) Some of the things that I think need improvement are the headrests. Many vehicles today pitch the headrest forward so you're sort of forced into a slouching position. The rear view mirror for my height seems too low. I feel like if it were higher, closer to the roof it would create less of an obstruction through the windshield. Also, I wish the sun visor move more smoothly and allowed more freedom of placement. It pretty much snaps into either of two positions (ie. closed or flush to the windshield.)
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