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Old 02-13-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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What the crap has happend to Mercury?!

They used to be known for power and prescence, and now Ford advertises them for a suburbanite, iPod toting lifestyle.

The Mercury I loved
1964 Marauder

1967 Cougar

2004 Marauder (The last great Mercury. Was discontinued in 2004.)


The Mercury now
2006 Milan

2002 Cougar

2006 Mariner


I know things change with time, but we've all seen those retarded Mercury commercials.


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My good friend has a 03 Marauder that runs a 12.5 1/4 mile....I have always wanted to see them redo the Cougar.
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Well what also pissed me off was them killin the LS with that fast ass 3.9 v8.
Those things are bad ass.

F.Y.I - the new mustang chassi came from the LS which out handled the BMW and others in its class at the time.
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Don't forget, it's now the Mercury Sable... just like the new is old is new again taurus.
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I know the commercails are boring, but
1964 Marauder - rebodied Galaxy
1967 Cougar - rebodied Mustang
2004 Marauder - crown vic
2006 Milan - Fusion
2002 cougar - ? contour
2006 Mariner - Escape
Ford has been "sharing" for a long time and will continue to. The new ones don't stray as far as the old.
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Is'nt GM releasing a 350hp RWD Gran Prix and Impala? Don't get me wrong love GM much more than Ford (for example, GM isn't run by a throng of monkeys throwing poop at each other), but after seeing the sucess of the 300C, Magnum, and Charger, maybe GM is thinking "big cars, big horsepower, big rear wheel drive". Maybe Ford should jump on the bandwagon.
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I know the commercails are boring, but
1964 Marauder - rebodied Galaxy
1967 Cougar - rebodied Mustang
2004 Marauder - crown vic
2006 Milan - Fusion
2002 cougar - ? contour
2006 Mariner - Escape
Ford has been "sharing" for a long time and will continue to. The new ones don't stray as far as the old.

I didn't say anything about Ford and Mercury sharing the same platforms...

Have you seen the Milan commercial where the guy wearing the PINK shirt plugs in his iPod and that completely homosexual song starts? It makes me oh so pissed everytime I see it. Bring back the Marauder and a RWD Cougar.

Compare this 2003 Marauder commercial to the Milan commercial, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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i dont think ford is going to survive. its not looking very good. now GM on the other hand.........
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I know the commercails are boring, but
1964 Marauder - rebodied Galaxy
1967 Cougar - rebodied Mustang
2004 Marauder - crown vic
2006 Milan - Fusion
2002 cougar - ? contour
2006 Mariner - Escape
Ford has been "sharing" for a long time and will continue to. The new ones don't stray as far as the old.
2002 Cougar = Focus.

Yes, ever notice how they cut production on the big Cougar to introduce the
smaller one. Right at the same time that the Focus came out in 1999
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i dont think ford is going to survive. its not looking very good. now GM on the other hand.........
Iknew there was SOME reason I liked you!

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