I’ve been saying Ford needed to kill Mercury since I was selling used cars in 2005, and maybe before. I said it again most recently here. And what do you know? They finally are.
With Ford’s promise of bringing the Euro-version of the Focus finally being fulfilled (and the boosted ST model hopefully following), and even pulling their heads out of their collective tailpipes and embracing the future (at least in Europe) it looks like bright days ahead for Ford if you ask me. I understand it will pain some die hard ‘Mericans to admit the European cars are better, but it is still Ford and an “American” company- so they should market and hype the hell out of their advancements and smoke-screen the Euro connection by bragging about not taking the gov’t bailouts that GM lied about paying back in full. This lets them appeal to the boy racer, the younger generation, and the Tea Party crowd. Anybody who loves performance, baseball, Mom and apple pie should be having “the new Ford” sold to them. …as long as Ford keeps doing it right.
No more fake interiors, FoMoCo. That’s all I ask now.