Since Mercury became a part of the Ford family in 1938, it has been used to market vehicles slotted between the standard Ford models and luxury Lincolns. Staples of the Mercury brand like the Grand Marquis and Sable have always been slightly more luxurious versions of Ford cars, filling a nice niche for customers looking for something a step up from base models.
Ford announced that they were discontinuing the Mercury brand in 2010, and the last Mercury rolled off the assembly line January 4, 2011. Even though Mercury is no longer producing new vehicles, used Mercurys remain a great value.
Popular Used Mercury Models
Grand Marquis - The Grand Marquis, a full-size V8 sedan, is Mercury's best-selling car, with nearly 3 million sold since 1975.
Mountaineer - The Mountaineer, based on the Ford Explorer, is a nice entry in the midsize SUV field, with plenty of legroom and a reputation for dependability.
Mariner - The Mariner, also based on the Ford Escape, is slightly smaller than the Mountaineer. A hybrid version of this vehicle is also available.
Milan - The Milan is midsize sedan based on the popular Ford Fusion and was designed appeal to a younger demographic.