Sunday, February 19, 2012

2005 Mercury Monterey

In late 2003, Mercury returns to the minivan field with the Monterey, a rebadged Ford Freestar, but the vehicle soon proves to be a failure.

Mercury Monterey
If the Ford Freestar’s success doesn’t fulfil its designers’ expectancies, its close relative, the Mercury Monterey, has seen its own sales completely stagnate. Despite good safety records, Mercury’s minivan is unable to attract potential buyers into the dealerships... The blame is to put on constant mechanical problems and an outdated design.
● Introduction: 2003. Construction: unibody. Engine: water-cooled V-6, 4.2-litre, 201 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the front wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, semi-independent at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to disks on all four wheels, with servo. Length: 512 cm. Top speed: n/a. Range: four-door minivan.

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