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    eBay Find of the Day: Mercury Marauder two-door convertible
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    Never underestimate what you'll see on eBay Motors. Take this unique creation, for example. Near as we can tell, it's the same 2002 Mercury Marauder that was modified into a two-door convertible by Ford for the 2002 Chicago Auto Show. According to the seller, this car still boasts its Eaton ...

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    Report: NHTSA escalates probe of Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan wheel issues
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating certain 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models for a possible wheel-stud failure. According to Reuters, a total of 317,315 of the mid-sized sedans are being investigated for a default that causes the vehicles' wheel studs to ...

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    Video: Translogic drives wood-burning Mercury Beaver XR-7
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    You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Mercury Cougar-turned-Veyron replica for $89K
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    We're glad to see that Mercury vehicles are continuing to make themselves useful even after the brand's demise. One enterprising soul in Palm Bay, Florida took it upon himself to craft another 2002 Mercury Cougar into the image of a Bugatti Veyron. The project took Mike Duff around nine months to ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls Five Hundred, Mercury Montego sedans over fuel tank woes
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    Ford has announced through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling nearly 3,000 examples of its Five Hundred and Mercury Montego (pictured) sedans from the 2007 model year. The action, which affects 2,945 vehicles, is due to potentially defective welds between the ...

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    Kit Cat: Mercury Cougar makes perfect Bugatti Veyron substitute
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    Bugatti Veyron kit car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've got a pulse in your wrist and a snapping brain cell in your head, chances are you wouldn't mind parking a Bugatti Veyron in your garage. But for most mere mortals, scrounging up the cash for a physics-bending piece of ...

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    Fitting Retirement: Grand Marquis last Mercury off the line
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    The signs have come down and retail production ended back in October of 2010. Now, the very last Mercury model has rolled off the assembly line. This last Mercury somewhat fittingly takes the form of a Grand Marquis reporting for fleet duty. It was built at the St. Thomas plant in Ontario, ...

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    Report: Lincoln getting all of Mercury's ad dollars
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    Now that the curtain has closed on Mercury, Ford Motor Company will redirect all of its marketing dollars for the oft-overlooked brand to the Blue Oval's luxury outpost, Lincoln. In speaking to Automotive News, the chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council, Bob Tasca, Jr., said, "You'll see ...

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    Curtain officially comes down on Mercury as dealers remove signage
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    The process of shutting down the Mercury is complete. Ford officially made the decision to close its mid-level brand in June of 2010. In the months that followed, Ford offered its dealers money to stop selling the cars, with production shutting down in September. The last Mercury, a Mariner, ...

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    Jill Wagner retired as Mercury spokeswoman
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    Jill Wagner has officially given up her crown as the queen of Mercury. With the Ford middle child on its way to the scrap heap, Wagner no longer has any automotive hardware to promote. Given her varied talents, we wouldn't be surprised to see her pick up where she left off with another automaker. ...

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    Report: Last Mercury for retail business built on Sunday
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    Ford is already well into winding down its Mercury line, and the autoamker has announced that the very last of the soon-to-be dead brand's products built for retail sales was manufactured on Sunday, October 3. The final Mercury Mariner rolled off of the assembly line at the company's Kansas City ...

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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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    Report: Mercury dealers want larger settlement payout
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    Mercury is two months away from execution, leaving the brand's 1,700 dealers in a pretty tough spot. Essentially, they've got three choices: Agree to Ford's terms and walk away, negotiate and walk away, or pick a legal fight with The Blue Oval. Automotive News reports that about 1,000 dealers ...

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    Mercury Messenger Concept up on the block at RM Auctions
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    2003 Mercury Messenger Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Mercury is a brand sending a message that modern design will lead its rejuvenation. Mercury is returning to its roots as a design leader introducing the Messenger concept, a distinctive and energetic high-performance ...

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    Ouch! Killing Mercury said to cost Ford $500 million
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    In life, Mercury was an under-funded brand mainly composed of waterfall grilles stapled to bone-stock Ford models. In death, however, Mercury apparently gets to see some of the money it always dreamed of having when it was alive. According to Automotive News, Ford CFO Lewis Booth claims that ...

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    Mercury production to cease in late September?
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    If Automotive News is correct – and they usually are – it looks like Mercury won't make it to Thanksgiving this year. Heck, they won't even make it through Halloween according to a new report. AN is saying that three dealers have come with forward with news of the automaker's plans. ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1986 Mercury Capri RS 5.0L with just 2,000 miles!
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    1986 Mercury Capri RS 5.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the Mercury brand set to be confined to the dustbin of history in the next few months, is it worth considering investing in a classic example? We're certainly not going tell you how to spend your money, but today's eBay ...

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Picks to Audi, Ford, Hyundai and VW on strength of roofs
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    2010 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rollover tests – click above for high-res images
    Perish the thought, haters! The above Lincoln MKT is getting its roof caved in not on aesthetic grounds, but rather to test its ability to survive a rollover accident. If you haven't guessed by now, ...

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    The Downfall of Mercury [Infographic]
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    Click above to view infographic after the jump
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/The_Downfall_of_Mercury_Infographic'; We weren't shocked last week when Ford announced that production of Mercury vehicles would end by the latter part of this year. We were relieved. Most of us on the ...

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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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