Mercury Information:Mercury was created as a new division of Ford Motor Company in the late 1930s. The intention was to create a bridge between mainstream Ford models and the luxury Lincoln brand to compete with General Motors' specialty brands - including Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick. The brand was combined with Lincoln in 1945 and prospered for many years. Following a drastic decline in sales in 2009, Ford shut down the Mercury line in order to focus on the Lincoln brand.
There have been many successful Mercury models over the years, such as the Cougar, which was introduced in the 1990s. This sporty compact car was one of the few Mercury models that was not rebranded as a Ford model. The Grand Marquis may be the most well known Mercury model. This heavyweight sedan was not only spacious and comfortable, but it came standard with a V8 engine that gave it an unexpected amount of power and made it a favorite among Mercury fans.
The brand also had a number of other vehicles across a wide class range. The Monterey covered the minivan class, and the Mountaineer and Mariner provided SUV options. Mercury had a number of sedans in varying sizes, such as the Milan, Montego and Sable. Many of these vehicles are still available on used lots, such as New Jersey State Auto Auction. The dealer has a wide selection of makes and models, making it easy for drivers to find the Mercury they want. Plus, every car is CARFAX certified, ensuring car shoppers will drive away in a reliable ride.