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Harlan Curtis examines a black Mercury Cougar coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show on January 11, 2001, in Los Angeles
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3 Worst Mercury Models That Spelled Death for the Brand

When it comes to American automakers, Ford has been around for a very long time, so it’s seen plenty of ups and downs. In fact, one of the automaker’s oldest brands, Mercury, made some hits, but it also produced some flops. Here’s a look at three of the worst models that might’ve killed the longtime …
The Mercury logo is displayed on a sign outside San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury on June 2, 2010, in San Francisco, California
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Why Did Ford Kill the Mercury Brand?

Many carmakers have come and gone in the automobile’s relatively brief history. One that disappeared only a decade ago is Mercury. The Ford Motor Company-owned brand died in 2010 after more than 70 years in business. Here’s what led to Mercury’s demise. Mercury: A brief history Henry Ford’s son Edsel created the Mercury brand in …
A Mercury Milan at Star Lincoln Mercury dealership in Southfield, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Was the Last Car Mercury Made?

Car brands seem to crowd the market nowadays, but there were plenty more in the past. Many of those old brands weren’t successful enough, so they sold to others or folded. Mercury was one of the latter. Here’s a look at Ford‘s now-defunct Mercury brand and the last model made. A brief history of Mercury …
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Huge Recall: 3 Million Ford, Mercury, Lincoln Vehicles Recalled

Ford has issued a huge recall of almost three million Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln vehicles. It is part of a Takata recall that Ford petitioned the NHTSA to exempt back in January. The models Ford wanted to exempt included vehicles built between 2006-2011. These models had always been part of a larger Takata recall that …
A red 1973 Pontiac Firebird
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Most Searched Dead Brand Is Pontiac: Will GM Bring It Back?

Will GM bring back Pontiac? No, it won’t. Winding out of Pontiac franchises cost GM billions of dollars. It was a desperate move to help save the corporation from its bankruptcy woes. But now that it is gone GM wouldn’t suddenly bring it back. But that is not what this is about. It’s about the …
A picture taken on December 9, 2018 shows boat motors of the manufacturer Mercury, rival to Yamaha, on display during the Paris International Boat Show

Mercury vs. Yamaha Outboards: It All Comes To Down To Preference

Looking for a new outboard engine for your boat? There are several choices available, and it can sometimes be hard to decide which brand is right for you. Two of the biggest competitors are Mercury and Yamaha. The problem is picking which one is the best. Thankfully, Westshore Marine and Leisure has done a review …
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Rusty Monday: Muscle Cars Left To Rust Away

You wouldn’t expect to see muscle cars left to rust away. Yet, here we are with some of the scariest images of just that thing. Why? Who knows? There was a time when muscle cars were not popular; especially during the gas crisis of the mid- and late-1970s. And even the muscle cars that had …
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MotorBiscuit’s Freak Show Friday: Three Fin, Two-Seat, Cougar-Thing

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Whoever the builder was of this freak was proud enough to finish it off quite nicely. This is Freak Show royalty. It was once a late-1970s Mercury Cougar. The builder turned it into a Freak Show Friday three fin, two-seat, Cougar-thing freak.  Freak Show royalty? Why Freak …
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Motorbiscuit’s Freak Show Friday: Cuban Escape Vehicles

Mostly, Freak Show Friday is about laughing at some of the crazy contraptions builders make from cars. Actually, it’s all that it is about. But not this week. We have some of the most ingenious creations ever this week. They are all fashioned in Cuba, in secret, from the bleakest circumstances, in an effort to …
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is unveiled during the Ford press conference at the North American International Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

It’s Possible to Get a Great Hybrid Car for Under $10,000

For some consumers, buying a new car in this current climate just isn’t feasible. Fortunately, there are many great cars you can get on the used market at highly affordable prices. Gas-operated cars are the cheapest, but used hybrids can be a little pricey. If you’ve only got a $10,000 budget, you’re not out of …
Dark green vintage 1946 Mercury M68 pickup truck
Trucks & SUVs

Mercury Offered More Than Luxury: It Had Pickup Trucks

Although they’ve added luxury and performance, pickup trucks are mostly designed around utility. That hasn’t stopped luxury and style-focused carmakers from building them, even if only as concepts. The Lamborghini LM002, for instance, was a pickup with a V12. Mercedes offered E-Class utes, as has Mini. BMW’s built several one-off pickups using the X7 and …
1984 Chevrolet Camaro

The Worst Muscle Cars That Have Ever Hit the Road

Today’s new muscle cars are definitely faster than their 60s predecessors. In fact, quite a few innocuous-looking modern cars can, too. For example, a Hyundai Veloster N can go 0-60 faster than a Hemi ‘Cuda ever could. But even ignoring how necessary emissions restrictions decreased performance, some muscle cars simply didn’t live up to their …