September is a month of warm weather, shorter days, school, and this year, the death of Mercury. According to a new report from Automotive News, Mercury will be shut down in September, before all the big holidays. The website is stating that it has three dealers that have confirmed this to be true.

The ancient Grand Marquis will be going on Sept 30th, the Mountaineer on October 1st, the Milan on Oct 2nd, and the Mariner on Oct 3rd. After that, the 71-year-old brand will be gone for good.

Ford has yet to release any dates on the Mercury shutdown since it was announced on June 2. Dealers submitted their final orders last month and those should take around 30 days to process. There are around 1,712 dealerships that carry at least one other brand, so it looks like many of the dealerships will survive.

Ford has offered dealers with Mercury a cash settlement, but they won’t get their money until they sell all the remaining models on the lot. So, if you’re looking for a good deal, Mercury might have some.

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Source: Automotive News

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9 comments:

  (313) posted on 09.1.2010

Too bad, bad it won’t be a waste for them. The time they spent will be their experience for future plans.

  (309) posted on 08.27.2010

Sometimes it’s good to end something and move on to make a much more better one.

  (211) posted on 08.3.2010

Well I haven’t heard of this Mercury and I think that’s why their shutting it down.smiley

  (134) posted on 08.1.2010

FYI, The H3 had better gas mileage than the Porsche Cayenne. Maybe more over priced over sized in-efficient, arrogant, monster SUV’s should be removed from society.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

Yup. It’s a sad reflection on a once great marque. What if they stopped making Mercurys and nobody noticed? Oh..wait..they did?

  (1333) posted on 07.15.2010

i guess this is the right time, because ford is already announced that they are planning to release a 7 model of vehicle.

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

I might be too young but when was Mercury grand?

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

Mercury has shut down just to give way for the new 7 model of ford.

  (20) posted on 07.12.2010

This is a smart move by Ford to shut down Mercury. They should’ve done it sooner.

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