Mercury Make Overview
My Battery Has Been Running Down Replaced Two To Far And Car Will Not Star...
Dash Lights And Gages
When I start my car the gages and light and odometers come on for a few minutes but shut off and stay off but randomly flicker on and off as I drive not sure what would cause this
Feels Like It Wants To Die While Driving
How Do I Remove The Governor?
My 97 Grand Marquis LS will not go over 108 MPH..(I don't like being controlled by a computer,) Is it call a (Governor)? How do I remove it? It's not that I drive around at speeds of a 100 MPH plu...
Will Mercury Marauder rims fit on a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis without spacers and other specialty parts?
Older Mercury Models
|Mercury 19A||Mercury Bobcat||Mercury Capri|
|Mercury Comet||Mercury Cougar||Mercury Eight|
|Mercury LN7||Mercury Lynx||Mercury Marauder|
|Mercury Mariner Hybrid||Mercury Marquis||Mercury Meteor|
|Mercury Monarch||Mercury Montclair||Mercury Monterey|
|Mercury Mystique||Mercury Park Lane||Mercury Topaz|
|Mercury Tracer||Mercury Tudor||Mercury Villager|
Mercury began in 1939 as a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. Its purpose was to provide a middle ground between the lower-runged Ford products and the premium Lincoln line, making them the Mama Bear, if you will, of the Ford empire.
Mercury, of course, is named for the Roman god of war, and his image was the brand's symbol in the beginning years. The icon has changed from an M to a cat and back to a modified M again, this time taking a waterfall shape. Model names have followed with these themes, running from a series of feline names (Cougar, Bobcat, and Lynx) to the current lineup loaded with initial Ms (Mariner, Milan, Montego, Monterey, Mountaineer, and in semi-conformity, Grand Marquis).
Mercury's sale history has seen peaks and valleys, but geneally more of the latter. Its survival as a brand is in question, although those doubts are not coming from the Ford Motor Company camp. It helps that the current selection now offers a truly green vehicle, the Mariner Hybrid, although hybrids in general may be losing popularity; their higher MSRP and not-that-exceptional highway fuel economy may lose the nod as other technologies come up to speed in maximizing fuel economy.
The Mercury brand still has its strength in quasi-luxury sedans, with ranging in size from the Milan to the Montego to the Grand Marquis. The lineup lacks a sporty car and loses its minivan after this year, as the Monterey has been discontinued.