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    Autoblog Podcast #181 - Mercury, Ed Whitacre, Gas Tax and Guessing Cops
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Thanks for your your questions for Episode #181 of the Autoblog Podcast. This week,Chris, Sam, Dan and Alex take them on. News topics we cover are a little more on the shuttering of Mercury, Ed Whitacre's management bushwacking at ...

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    Ford offering dealers up to $200k to stop selling Mercury
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    Ford is getting out of the Mercury business in a big, fat hurry, and that means no 2011 models, no more Jill Wagoner commercials and cash compensation for the 1,700+ dealers who sell Ford's long-abused step-brand. Automotive News quotes unnamed sources who say dealers will receive up to $200,000 ...

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    Why did Ford choose to kill Mercury now?
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    It's a question few are asking the day after Ford announced that Mercury – named after the "messenger of the gods" in Roman mythology – would wind down production after 70 years of business. Why? Mercury lost its way so long ago that being shuttered at some point was a foregone ...

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    Mercury: It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times
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    Mercury: 1939-2010 – Click above to see the Five Best and Worst Mercury Models of All Time after the jump
    Mercury could'a been a contenda'. In fact, there was a time – long, long ago – when Mercury was a brand to be reckoned with. As far as we're concerned, Mercury hit its ...

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    Officially Official: Ford kills Mercury to expand Lincoln lineup
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    This was bound to happen sooner or later. Over the last ten years, Mercury's sales numbers have plummeted, and currently, the brand only accounts for 0.8 percent of Ford Motor Company's overall market share. In a press conference this afternoon with Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, ...

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    We got nothin': Supplier says no more Mercury past 2012
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    Ford's mouthpiece continues to deny there's any plan to smother Mercury with its own pillow, but a Ford supplier has whispered something different in the ear of Inside Line. According to IL and its source, the last Mercury to die will likely be the handsome and likable Milan sedan, which will ...

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