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Finally bought a new car... ford suprise - June 25, 2007, 06:28 PM

So I've been in the market for a new ride quite some time now. I had looked at most everything between 23k - 45k. Most were fairly impressive, all had their pros and cons. Browsing the TV out of ocmplete boredom during a week a took off Mercury aired one of their commericals almost right behind a Ford commerical. The Ford commercial for the Fusion boasted the high remarks and ratings their car had been getting from the general public and private organizations. The Mercury commercial boasted the car's refined and calssy design mixed with a sporty and practical deisgn.

The Ford Fusion is IMO bland. A near copy of almost every other mid-size car out there ( not to mention their own sedans ) so as usual I let Ford go in one ear and out the other. The Mercury however peaked my interest. It was a large mid-size sedan with a very impressive exterior design. The interior is basically the same as the Fusion, both of which I do in fact like.

To humor myself I drive to Battlefield Ford of Culpeper and drive the V6 Premier model. Nice. The egine was very peppy with a great tranny, who can complain about a 6-spd auto? The car is as silent going 15 mph as it if 70 mph, very little road noise in the cabin. The interior is nicely designed and well textured, one thing I immeadiately noticed is they used less crappy plastic as american brands tend to do.

The steering was quick, accurate, and a complete blast to throw through technical turns. The suspension giving excellent feedback while handling the demand flawlessly. Combine that with a well programmed TCS and the car turned into my R1. Point and go.

The exterior is well designed, classy with a sport mix. I love the rear end design and LED tailights. The front has projector beam headlights ( unlike the halogens on the fusion ) which make for better illumination of the road and a nicer design. The 17" 14-spoke wheels look great, accenting the car's nice design.

Since it's time to leave work, I cut this short. But in closing I was so impressed with the Mercury Milan, I bought one. Black Milan V6 Premier with all the trimmings. Great car! The commercials and reviews are nothing but fact, if you're looking for a great quality car for a great price, I suggest looking into this vehicle.

5 stars all round from me.


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June 25, 2007, 07:25 PM

dude.. no offense, and congrats on the new wheels and all.. but seriously. You must not have anything productive to do at all.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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June 25, 2007, 07:28 PM

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I am happy for you if you wanted a quiet 4 door sedan with creature comforts.... I guess someone is all grown up now.... You just bought a PRACTICAL car...... It's outta be nice and comfy to drive to the dr's office to get you prostrate checked and then to the store to get your metamucil for fiber... :LMAO

Just kidding ... If you like it - more power to you... FWIW - I too have a practical vehicle - I bought it under the pretext of needing a functional new car to two and could carry two dogs... When I got divorced - I thought about getting rid of it - but it rides nice - is well put together - yadda yadda - so I kept it.... At least I have bikes to offset the soccer mom mobile....

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June 25, 2007, 09:22 PM

mercurys are nice cars, congrats on the new ride! Post up some pics so we can see!


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Spinnahs fa' street cred yo!
buwhahaha... spinnahs......


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dude.. no offense, and congrats on the new wheels and all.. but seriously. You must not have anything productive to do at all.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Actually I was at work when I typed this up So yes, I had nothing better to do.


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mercurys are nice cars, congrats on the new ride! Post up some pics so we can see!
Thank you, sir. I'm quite pleased with it, obviously I'll post some pics whenever I get around to it, I don't run for the camera when I get something new like I used to, heh.

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I am happy for you if you wanted a quiet 4 door sedan with creature comforts.... I guess someone is all grown up now.... You just bought a PRACTICAL car...... It's outta be nice and comfy to drive to the dr's office to get you prostrate checked and then to the store to get your metamucil for fiber... :LMAO

Just kidding ... If you like it - more power to you... FWIW - I too have a practical vehicle - I bought it under the pretext of needing a functional new car to two and could carry two dogs... When I got divorced - I thought about getting rid of it - but it rides nice - is well put together - yadda yadda - so I kept it.... At least I have bikes to offset the soccer mom mobile....


congrats....


Practicality over-weighed the need for a sportscar... not to mention comfort for my commute... shit i am getting old I too said to myself, "I have my motorcycles, no need to worry about having a sportscar"


R.I.P. Eric "TheIrishGuy"

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