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    Report: Ford spells out new standards for Lincoln dealers
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    Being a Lincoln dealer in the 21st century has been anything but easy, as Ford has been looking to shed its luxury brand dealers the past couple years. Then Blue Oval recently killed off Mercury, a brand Lincoln dealers traditionally used as a feeder program. And perhaps the biggest challenge has ...

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    Report: Lincoln plans to close 200 metro dealers, upgrade the rest
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    Lincoln Concept C – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that Ford has officially announced that its Mercury division would be going the way of the Dodo, and with Blue Oval-branded models like the Taurus SHO proving that the Dearborn automaker can indeed move itself a bit upmarket, ...

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    Report: Ford still hoping to cut 10% of its dealer network
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    Ford may have come through the automotive implosion relatively unscathed, but that doesn't mean the company isn't still trying to trim its costs. According to Automotive News, Ford wants to consolidate its dealer network by closing the doors on some 300 lots. The reason? While the automotive ...

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    DetNews: Ford's slow revival of Lincoln taking heat from dealers
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    2010 Lincoln MKT – click above for high-res image gallery
    In a nutshell, the problem with Lincoln is that on the Taurus SHO launch, Ford brought along an Audi A6 4.2 for comparison's sake. Says one Lincoln dealer, "It's hard to sell a $48,000 MKS when the Ford guy down the street has a ...

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    REPORT: Stand-alone Lincoln-Mercury dealers being scaled out of existence
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    In 2006, Ford began to shrink its dealership network in order to more efficiently align its distribution network. Three years later, it appears that the hardest hit are the company's stand-alone Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. While there were 619 Lincoln-Mercury dealerships nationwide just a few ...

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    Autoblog Interview: 15 minutes with Mercury spokesmodel Jill Wagner
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    Mercury spokesmodel Jill Wagner – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's fair to say that since April of 2005, we've all paid a bit more attention to Mercury. While the marque's products have steadily improved along with those of parent company Ford, it's been the brand's spokesmodel ...

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    Customer satisfaction study puts Big 3 in top five, Cadillac tied for No. 1 with Lexus
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    2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Customer Satisfaction Index for automakers from the University of Michigan is being released today, and sitting at the very top are Cadillac and Lexus in a two-way tie for first place. The study continues its ...

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    REPORT: Mercury Sable reaching the end of the line Thursday
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    2008 Mercury Sable – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercury's born-again Sable sedan is dead again – or, more accurately, it will be come so on Thursday. According to The Detroit News, Ford's gussied-up Taurus (itself a gussied-up Five Hundred) will expire later this week, ...

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