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This is the Car of Choice For Rapists!!!!
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! colspan=2 | '''Mercury Milan'''
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! colspan=2 style="text-align:center; font-weight:normal; background:#ddb;" | [[Mercury]]
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| MSRP Range
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| $19,690 - $30,230
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| Production
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| 2006-Present
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| Class
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| Mid-size luxury sport [[sedan]]
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|- style="vertical-align:top; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| Body Style
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| 4-door sedan
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| Length
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| 191.4 in (4861 mm)
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| Width
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| 72.2 in (1834 mm)
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| Height
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| 57.2 in (1453 mm)
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| Wheelbase
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| 107.4 in (2728 mm)
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| Weight
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| 3117-3303 lbs (1314-1498 kg)
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| Transmission
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| 5-speed manual <br> 5-speed automatic <br> 6-speed automatic
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| Engine
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| 2.3 liter [[DOHC]] inline 4 <br> 3.0 liter [[DOHC]] [[V6]]
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| Power
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| 160 [[hp]] @ 6250 RPM <br> 156 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4250 RPM <br><br> 221 [[hp]] @ 6250 RPM <br> 205 lb-ft of [[torque]] @ 4800 RPM
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| Similar
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| [[Saab 9-3]] <br> [[Acura TSX]] <br> [[Saturn Aura]]
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| Platform
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| Ford CD3 Platform
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The '''[[Mercury Milan]]''' is a midsize luxury sport [[sedan]] based on the Ford CD3 platform.  The Milan carries unique front and rear fascia designs. The Milan was originally launched as a replacement for the [[Mercury Sable]] (2006), and it also fills the gap since the discontinuation of the [[Mercury Mystique]] in 2000.
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The Milan was unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9.  Earlier, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, a [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] version was announced for the 2009 model year.
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The '''Milan''' is available with a five-speed [[manual transmission|manual]], or five or six-speed [[Automatic transmission|automatic]]s. [[Four Wheel Drive|All wheel drive]] will be added for 2007, and a [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] version with Ford's 2nd generation [[Hybrid Cars|hybrid]] engine will be available in late 2008. Milan Pricing starts at $19,690.
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The Milan fits in a line of [[sedan]]s by '''[[Mercury]]''' smallest to largest.
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*[[Mercury Milan]] Mid-Size
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*[[Mercury Sable]] Large Sedan
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*[[Mercury Grand Marquis]] Full-Size
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==Recent Changes==
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For 2008 the Mercury Milan gets a new voice-activated navigation system, keyless entry, five new exterior paint colors and a back-up parking sensor. Features added later in the model year include ambient interior lighting and Mercury's SYNC system, which integrates wireless devices and music players with the car.
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==Styles and Major Options==
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[[Image:2008.Mercury. Milan interior2.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2008 Mercury Milan Interior.]]
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[[Image:2008.mercury.milan rear1.jpg|thumb|350px|The 2008 Mercury Milan Premier.]]
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The Milan is available in six trim configurations. Their major standard features are shown below.
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'''I-4''' <br>
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* AM/FM CD stereo with MP3 capability, audio input jack, 6 speakers
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* Fold down front passenger and rear bench seat
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* 16" steel wheels with covers
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'''V-6''' <br>
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''in place of or in addition to I-4 features:''
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* Dual Chrome-tipped exhaust
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* 16" Alloy wheels
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'''V-6 AWD''' <br>
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''in place of or in addition to V-6 features:''
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* Power moonroof
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* 17" Alloy wheels
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<br>
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The '''Premier''' Group can be added to any of these models and includes:
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* Leather Upholstery
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* 17" Alloy Wheels
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* AM/FM In-dash 6-CD changer stereo, audio input jack, 6 speakers
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'''Major optional features'''
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* [[Mercury SYNC]]™
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* Ambient lighting
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* Audiophile AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with Sirius Satellite Radio and 8 speakers
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* Sirius Satellite Radio
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* Navigation System
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* Power Moonroof
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==Pricing==
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=6>
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'''Milan Trims'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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I-4 Milan
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Milan
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Milan AWD
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</td>
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<td>
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I-4 Premier
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Premier
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</td>
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<td>
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V-6 Premier AWD
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td colspan=6>
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''MSRP''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$19,690
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</td>
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<td>
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$22,940
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</td>
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<td>
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$24,790
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,770
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</td>
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<td>
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$24,645
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</td>
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<td>
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$26,495
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td colspan=6>
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''Invoice''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$17,355
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</td>
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<td>
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$20,074
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,738
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</td>
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$19,124
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</td>
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<td>
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$21,451
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</td>
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<td>
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$23,115
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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==Gas Mileage==
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As seen on the [http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm FuelEconomy.gov] website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=8>
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'''Engine'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td colspan=2>
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Inline 4
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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V6
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=8>
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'''Drivetrain'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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Manual
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic
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</td>
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<td>
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Automatic AWD
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
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'''MPG'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td align=center>
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20/29
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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20/28
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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18/26
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</td>
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<td align=center>
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17/25
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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==Reliability==
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* Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars in the USA.
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* The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in  Initial  Quality.
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==Warranty==
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'''Bumper to Bumper''': 36 months/36,000 miles
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'''Major Components''': 60 months/60,000 miles
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'''Rust Through''': 60 months/unlimited miles
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'''Roadside Assistance''': 60 months/60,000 miles
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==Safety==
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'''Standard Safety Features'''
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* 4-wheel anti-lock brakes ([[ABS]])
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* 1st and 2nd Row Curtain Airbags
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* Traction Control (on V6 models)
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* Driver and Passenger Front and Side Air Bags
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The 2006-2007 Milan was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3894.html safercar.gov].
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=6>
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'''Rating (Stars)'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=2>
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Front
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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Side
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</td>
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<td colspan=2>
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Rollover
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#66ccff>
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<td>
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Driver
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</td>
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<td>
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Passenger
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</td>
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<td>
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Front Seat
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</td>
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<td>
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Rear Seat
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</td>
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<td>
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2WD
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</td>
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<td>
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4WD
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</td>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc align=center>
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<td>
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4
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</td>
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4
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5
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4
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4
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<td align=center>
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-
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</table>
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==Resale Values==
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<table border=1 tablecolor=#000000 bordercolor=#000008>
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<tr bgcolor=#cccccc>
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<td colspan=4>
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'''<MODEL> Year'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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Year 2006
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2007
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2008
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</td>
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<td>
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Year 2009
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td colspan=4 bgcolor=#cccccc>
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'''Resale Value'''
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr bgcolor=#ffffcc>
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<td>
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$17,115 - $21,660
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</td>
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$18,915 - $24,035
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</td>
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$
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$
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</table>
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Image:07 Red Milan1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:07 Red Milan Rear1.jpg|Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:08 Milan in Dark Ink Blue3.jpg|'08 Milan Premier V6 AWD
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Image:08 Milan Interior.jpg|'08 Milan Premier Interior with Nav. System
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Image:Milanconcept.jpg|Conceptual drawing.
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Image:Milaninterior.jpg|Milan with two-tone leather interior.
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Image:milan4.jpg
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Image:milan5.jpg
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Image:2006_Mercury_Milan.jpg
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Image:Milan Interior.jpg
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Image:Milan Rear.jpg
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Image:2007 Mercury Milan.jpg
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Image:Milan Premier AWD V6.jpg
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Image:07 Milan V6.jpg
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Image:Red Milan.jpg
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Image:07 Milan Rear.jpg
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</gallery>
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==Colors==
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<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">'''Exterior Colors'''</td>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Ink Blue</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#2e3a50" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Vivid Red</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#972d31" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
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    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
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      <td  width="145">Vapor Silver</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#767571">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  width="145">Silver Birch</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#b1adaa">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dune Pearl</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#bab7a4" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Amethyst</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#675968" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Satellite Silver</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b4b8b7" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Tungsten Grey</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#827e7f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Black</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#0c0c0c" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">White Suede</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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<div style="border-color: rgb(102, 102, 102); position: relative; padding-bottom: 0px;" >
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">'''Interior Colors'''</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="73">'''Cloth'''</td>
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      <td height="20" width="73">'''Leather'''</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1" bordercolor="#0000FF">
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    <tr bordercolor="#FFFFFF">
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      <td  width="145">Camel</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#ae9b8c">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td width="73"  bgcolor="#d6c9b8">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td height="20" width="145">Dark Charcoal</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#2f2f2f" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td bgcolor="#565656" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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    <tr>
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      <td  height="20" width="145">Medium Light Stone</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b0aca9" width="73">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#b7b3b0" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
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      <td  bgcolor="#565656" width="34">&nbsp;</td>
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    </tr>
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  </table>
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  <table border="1">
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==Main Competitors==
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* [[Acura TSX]]
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* [[Saturn Aura]]
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* [[Saab 9-3]]
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==Hybrid Models==
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A hybrid model is promised for year 2009. Pre-production spyshots of the 2008 [[Ford Fusion]] show the hybrid model will have a drivetrain similar to the [[Ford Escape Hybrid]]. A full article on the Fusion Hybrid is available from [http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/12/05/spied-ford-fusion-hybrid/ LeftLaneNews]. It is expected the Milan Hybrid will be mechanically identical.
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==Unique Attributes==
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The Milan is the only car in its class to offer [[AWD]] for under $30,000.
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==Current Generation: 2006-Present==
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[[Image:08 Milan.jpg|right|Current Generation Milan|thumb|275px]]
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With its launch, the '''Milan''' debuted with [[Mercury]]'s signature Satin Waterfall  grille design, which has  become the company's trademark look for the rest of the [[Mercury]] model lineup. Production of the Milan started mid 2005.
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Changes to the CD3 platform from the [[Mazda Mazda6|Mazda6]] include stretching it by 1.2 inches in width and 5.5 inches in length, strengthening it, and modifying the suspension for a more compliant ride. Like the [[Mazda]], the Milan uses the Mazda-designed 2.3L Duratec I4 and Ford-designed 3.0L Duratec V6. For 2007 Class exclusive [[AWD]] was added.
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The Mercury Milan's main competetion is the [[Acura TSX]] [[Saab 9-3]] and [[Saturn Aura]]. The Milan shares some interior parts such as part of the console and seats with the otherwise unrelated European [[Ford Mondeo]]. Both automatic and manual transmissions are available though only the manual transmission is available with the I4 engine.
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==What's Best About Milan==
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* "This Mercury has that "just right" look about it, and it's about time." — New Car Test Drive
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* "Estimated fuel economy is decent: 23 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway with the 4-cylinder and manual transmission and at 21 and 29 with the V6 and automatic." — MSN Autos
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* "The Milan is pretty well-equipped. Standard items include air conditioning, a power driver's seat, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, a tachometer, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel and power windows, heated mirrors and locks with remote keyless entry." — MSN Autos
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==Criticisms==
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* "...A driver must be careful backing up because he can't see where the rear of the car ends or what's directly behind it. Too bad no rear-obstacle-detection system is available." — MSN Autos
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* "The Milan is quick with the V6, which works with the responsive 6-speed automatic transmission and loafs at 2100 rpm at 70 mph. But expect just average highway performance with the 4-cylinder engine, which has considerably less power and torque." — MSN Autos
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==Worldwide==
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* The Mercury Milan is only sold to the U.S.and Mexican Markets.
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==Design quirks and oddities==
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* Like all Mercury's it has a Satin Finish Front Grille.
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==Awards==
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[[Image:Milan CRBB.jpg|2008 Milan Consumer Digest Best Buy.|thumb|300px]]
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* Mercury Milan won Auto Pacific's 2006 vehicle Satisfaction Award for Midsize-Cars.
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* First six speed automatic transmission in the medium car class.
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* Class exclusive [[AWD]].
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* 2007 Consumer Guide Recommended Midsize-Car.
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* The 2007 Mercury Milan was the Highest Ranked Mid-Sized Sedan by J.D. Power in Initial Quality.
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* 2007 Second Quarter U.S. Global Quality Research System Study, 2nd Place Winner The Mercury Milan.
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* Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars available in the U.S.
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*A Consumers Digest Best Buy - 2 years running. For the second year in a row, Consumers Digest has named the Mercury Milan a Best Buy. Continuing its history of exceptional value, the 2008 Milan impressed Consumers Digest with "a winning combo of agreeable performance, comfort and utility."
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==Sale Numbers==
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*In February 2008 '''Milan''' Sold '''2,544''' Units '''Down''' '''12.2%''' From February 2007.
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* For 2007 '''Mercury Milan''' Sold '''37,244''' Units '''UP''' '''3.9%''' From Total 2006 Sales.
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==Production==
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* Since the Milan went on sale in the fall of 2005 it has sold exactly '''83,415''' as of February 2008.
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==See Also==
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{{Mercury}}
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[[Category:Current Models]]
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[[Category:Mercury Vehicles|Milan]]
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[[Category:Ford CD3 Platform]]
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[[Category:Front Wheel Drive Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Mid-Size Cars]]
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[[Category:Sedans]]
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[[Category:Mercury]]
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/milan/ 2008 Mercury Milan Homepage]
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Revision as of 07:19, 7 April 2008

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