Agreed. Why does Ford USA think we don't want cars like this? If it's simply a numbers thing (ie risking too much to put cars like these in the mainstream), then rebadge your best European and Australian Fords as Mercurys (as GM is doing with Opel/Saturn). They would probably sell better at the upscale Lincoln/Mercury dealerships anyway, but quit making Mercury a rebadged version of what the Ford dealer has (no wonder Mercury is in sad shape, too). I could see that bad boy as the next Mercury Cyclone.This is why (in part) Ford is in death throes. Ford needs to bring the cool cars to the U.S. and stop shoving bland sh** down the consumer's throats.
+1. That's the first thing I thought as well. The front passenger door is basically 100% TL, from the shape of the window and the door crease, as well as the fender turn signal at the front of the crease.Holy Acura TL from the front 3/4 view Batman![/b]
Exactly. Why pursue Buick customers with Mercury? Why not go after the BMW, Audi and Lexus import shoppers with Mercury? I think import shoppers are more likely to cross-shop among different brands than the Buick buyer. Here's how I see Mercury's lineup could look as a true import fighter (vs. the aborted attempt with the Merkur):I'll go with Toyo Guy on this one. Bring the Euro Ford models over here and badge them as Mercury. It makes perfect sense, the more "vanilla" products with the Ford badge, the more stylish (and hopefully more powerful) vehicles with the Merc badge.