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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 092008


  • 70,000 miles


My husband was driving a 2005 Mercury Montego on a highway at 55mph when a Jeep Liberty crossed the median and impacted his car. It was a shearing impact, not a side impact. Our rear driver's side door and that quarter of the vehicle was ripped completely off. The rear driver's side door was bent over double with the Liberty's license plate wedged in the middle. Our one month old son's car seat base was located in the middle of the rear seat and there were tire tracks where his head would have been had he been in the car. The only passenger was my husband in the driver's position. He has musculoskeletal injuries and a broken finger, but anyone in the back seat would have been massacred and killed. We were stunned because we thought the Montego was a relatively safe vehicle.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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