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    Mercury
    Auctions: Find of the Day: Craterface's '49 Mercury convertible from Grease
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    Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors. While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod ...

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    Official: Ford marks 5 million Sync-equipped vehicles over 5 years
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    It's pretty amazing how much in-car technology has advanced in recent years, and Ford's Sync system has been at the forefront of vehicle connectivity and infotainment. Since its debut on the 2008 Ford Focus, Ford says more than five million of its vehicles have been equipped with Microsoft-developed technology. Back when Sync was shown off in 2007, ...

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    Report: Ford's J Mays feels vindicated by Fusion reception
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    It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a ...

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    Study: Car History - May 20: Ford wins right to call new car "Falcon"
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    On this day, 53 years ago, one of Ford's earliest successes almost didn't make it into inception...with the name "Falcon." Chrysler had been working on a concept, also called the Falcon, two years earlier, but unbeknownst to them, Ford had requested and registered the Falcon name before Chrysler. One account says Chrysler, in a last minute ...

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    Report: Automakers tussle over owners of 'orphan' makes
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    When General Motors put down several of its brands in recent years, it also let loose thousands of brand-loyal customers who will eventually need another car. R.L. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today. Those "orphan owners" have sales-hungry competitors seeing dollar signs. GM in the ...

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    Study: "Camaros eat Mustangs:" The origins of car names
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    As a car manufacturer, you have spent literally thousands of person-hours engineering a vehicle that is not quite entirely dreamy nor utterly practical, but some magical balance of the two that should sell by the trainload. Small problem: the folks in marketing have decided to name the car the "Acquiesce," so chosen for its inability to offend anybody and ...

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    Recalls: NHTSA probing Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable for stuck throttle issue
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    According to Reuters, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has trained its gaze on nearly two million million Ford Taurus and the U.S.-only Mercury Sable over a potential stuck throttle issue. This past Sunday, March 11, NHTSA announced it would investigate 360,000 Taurus sedans from the 2005 and 2006 model years after the government ...

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    Chicago: 1954 Mercury XM 800 Concept is retro-cool in execution, detail and design
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    The true jewels of most auto shows are often hidden, requiring a bit more legwork to find. During our third pass of the Chicago Auto Show, we stumbled upon a display from the Classic Car Club of America. Tucked away in a corner behind low aluminum railing, we found a stunning full-size two-door hardtop: the 1954 Mercury XM 800 Concept. When it was first ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens investigation into Chevy Express, Ford Freestar rust issues
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    'Tis the season... for road salt. And with that, comes rust. And what does rust bring? Well, for Ford and General Motors, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. According to The Detroit News, NHTSA is looking into potential recall issues with Chevrolet Express vans and Ford Freestar minivans. The feds have received five ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Mercury Marauder two-door convertible
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    Never underestimate what you'll see on eBay Motors. Take this unique creation, for example. Near as we can tell, it's the same 2002 Mercury Marauder that was modified into a two-door convertible by Ford for the 2002 Chicago Auto Show. The car still boasts its Eaton supercharger bolted to a 4.6-litre V8 engine, and at the time of debut, the car was rated ...