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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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    Video Homage: Best Mercury Commercials Of All Time
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    Farrah Fawcett, a Mercury Cougar and a real, live Cougar – Click above to watch the videos after the break
    An automobile manufacturer doesn't survive for 70 years without producing its fair share of television commercials. In fact, Ford's Mercury division has been around since well before ...

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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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    Report: Mercury's demise coming at 3 PM EST *UPDATE
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    We're a few minutes away from hopping onto Ford's monthly sales call, but according to the Detroit News, the Blue Oval has called a press conference at 3 PM EST that could announce the demise of the Mercury division. Full report to come as soon as we hear more... FULL DETAILS HERE [Source: ...

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    NHTSA investigating 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan for accelerator pedal entrapment due to floormat stacking *UPDATE
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    2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After the big mess that was the Toyota recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking quick action when any reports of accelerator pedal entrapment are reported. Case in point: The 2010 Ford Fusion and ...

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    Report: Ford considering shutting down Mercury division
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    Mercury spokesmodel Jill Wagner – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a report from Bloomberg, which is citing two unnamed sources who are supposedly "familiar with the plan," Ford is planning to close the doors on its Mercury division after 70 years of existence. If true, ...

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    Ultra-rare SHO-powered aluminum-bodied Mercury Sable AIV spotted in Canada
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    1994 Mercury Sable AIV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 1994, Ford produced a series of experimental Mercury Sables with all-aluminum bodies. About 20 were made, a few of which were even powered by the aluminum 3.2-liter Yamaha V6 from the automatic-equipped Taurus SHO of ...

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    Ford recalling 33,000 vehicles to replace... seat recliner?
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    Ford has announced a recall of some 33,000 vehicles due to faulty front seat manual reclining mechanisms. The recall affects certain 2010 Ford Fusion, Explorer and Explorer SportTrac models, as well as 2010 Mercury Mountaineer and Milan vehicles. Both the Blue Oval and NHTSA are concerned that ...

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    Eight vehicles you can still buy new... seriously
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    Eight vehicles you can still buy new – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Was your heart crushed when vehicles like the Mercury Sable, Pontiac Grand Prix or Dodge Durango got the axe? Well, fear not – these hot little numbers (and many more!) are still available from dealerships ...

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    Video: Memory Jog - Revisiting the Mercury Tracer
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    Classic Mercury Tracer – Click above to watch the video after the break
    "It's peppy," the salesman said as an enticement to buy... It's not that the Mazda 323/Ford Laser-based first-generation Tracer was a bad car, but the Escort apparently called stronger for our own hard-earned dollar, ...

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    Dealers report new Mercury compact will exhume Tracer name
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    If you're a big fan of Mercury... okay, there probably aren't many Mercury fans, but it looks like Ford is hoping to change that by 2011 – or at least stop certain franchisees from crumbling. On Sunday, we told you that Ford President Mark Fields told dealers at the company's annual meeting ...

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    Report: Mark Fields tells dealers new compact Mercury is coming in 2011
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    Lincoln Concept C - Click for high-res image gallery
    At the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando, FL on Sunday, Ford's President of the Americas Mark Fields announced the first new product for Mercury in several years. The fate of Ford's middle brand has been in doubt for ...

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    Report: Ford issues TSB fix for brake pedal on Fusion/Milan Hybrid models [w/video]
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    Consumer Reports explains Ford Fusion Hybrid braking issue – Click above to watch the video after the break
    It would seem that Toyota isn't the only automaker with braking issues on its hybrid vehicles, as Ford has reportedly issued a technical service bulletin (or "Customer Satisfaction ...

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    Report: Mercury planning C-segment vehicle for 2012
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    Lincoln Concept C - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Automobile Magazine, Ford is putting Mercury on its list. Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves. Specifically, the list in question contains the names of 10 vehicles the Blue Oval plans to build off its global compact car ...

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    Mulally: Mercury's star still shining bright... for now
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    You'd be forgiven for assuming Ford would be willing to let Mercury die a slow, drawn out death. In fact, it seems like that's what's taking place naturally, what with the stunning lack of interesting new product over the last few years decades. According to Ford head honcho Alan Mulally, though, ...

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    Jaguar, Mercury tops in J.D. Power 2009 Sales Satisfaction study
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    J.D. Power has released its 2009 Sales Satisfaction Index, and 29 of 38 brands improved their standing versus last year's numbers. The industry watchdogs at Power say that sales people improved the most over 2008, which isn't surprising given the fact that fewer vehicles are flying off dealer ...

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    New features from Ford: Remote start and heated steering wheel
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    Good news, Ford fans: The Blue Oval will be adding remote start and heated steering wheels to its line of cars and trucks. The remote start option will make its first appearance on the 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck while the heated tiller will initially be fitted to the 2011 Lincoln ...

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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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