Ford may have announced the demise of Mercury back in June--although the brand was effectively dead long before then--but the very last car to wear a Mercury badge finally rolled off the production line today. The particular model was a Mercury Grand Marquis, which sailed off into the sunset at Ford’s St. Thomas plant in Ontario, Canada.
In contrast to the 300C’s bold, in-your-face “Imported from Detroit” image, the new 200C seems to shy away from anything that might be controversial or interesting. The DRG looks deliberately designed to be badge-engineered, although thinking of this car with a Lancia badge seems truly sad.
Like its Milan sedan sibling, the 2011 Mercury Mariner crossover will be one of the final vehicles...
“Teslas are becoming more popular with our customers and we’re happy to help them as the car gains in popularity,” said Jeff Schroeder, Mercury Insurance senior product manager. “The Model S is one of the best-performing vehicles tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making it a solid choice for safety-minded drivers.”
While many of the custom Mercurys of the Fifties – such as the 1949 coupe that starred alongside James Dean in the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause – featured only mild alterations and still looked fairly stock, others – including the 1950 coupe that Leo Lyons modified over a period of nine years – so extensively reshaped the cars as to make them almost unrecognizeable as Mercurys.
From the Audi A7 to the Mercury MKZ, from the Fusion/Mondeo to the MG6, everyone we spoke to agreed that it seemed to personify genericness.
Persistent magazine exposure helped popularize the chopped and customized Mercurys coming out of the Los Angeles-area hot rod shops in the Fifties, but so did films such as Rebel and the 1955 Mamie Van Doren flick Running Wild, which included the Hirohata Mercury. They soon picked up the nickname “leadsled” for the vast amounts of body lead applied to their flanks during the customization process.
The first recall affects 915,000 model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles from 2008 to 2011 in North America for a potential issue with the torque sensor within the steering column.
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The Escape hybrid has had mixed success over the past few years, but with gas prices hitting $4 per gallon, the Blue Oval is selling every unit it can produce. For the 2008 model year, one in eight Escape sales are hybrids, which is impressive when you consider that it averages $30,000 per vehicle. In 2006, the Escape was joined by the lower volume Mariner Hybrid, giving Ford two entries in the hybrid soft-roader market, and a green model to sell at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships.
List of the best Mercury Sedans of all time, listed with photos when available. These Mercury Sedans are listed from best to worst.
The 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis would be the brand's final gasp. Ford decided in 2010 that it would shutter the brand, and on January 4, 2011, the final Mercury--a fleet-duty Grand Marquis sedan--was built.