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post #46 of 51
Yeah, matador, there never was a better 'sled than a merc. Coeval with us, several people I know drive Mercurys, but my circles aren't rareified. Regards, Huntsman
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people I know drive Mercurys,
In the name that is everything good about humanity, WHY? Jon.
post #48 of 51
At first, I hated what I saw from the pictures.

However, I saw a few of them around my city this weekend, and they aren't all that bad. I still prefer the last generation's body shape a bit more, though.
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
At first, I hated what I saw from the pictures.

However, I saw a few of them around my city this weekend, and they aren't all that bad. I still prefer the last generation's body shape a bit more, though.

I understand what they were trying to achieve, and even though the arches are way too flared, it still looks a lot better than the 7-series.

But personally, I'm more worried about this move towards knob-less shifters and computer screens for gauges than the flared arches.

Jon.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Yeah, matador, there never was a better 'sled than a merc. Coeval with us, several people I know drive Mercurys, but my circles aren't rareified. Regards, Huntsman
i hate mercurys, and i don't know anyone who has one, but a 'merc' is still a mercury. the last cool mercury was made in the early '50s. the picture i posted was of a 1949 model, but there are much better examples. p.s. what does 'coeval' mean?
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
in car circles, "merc" is short for mercury, a division of the ford motor company

Sorry. I can't imagine Mercury being worthy of an abbreviation. Especially one it stole from one of the oldest and until the last 15 years finest automakers in history. Especially the old boats, which have driving dynamics inferior to anything offered today. (Unlike many of the Italian and British cars of the day.) Though in fairness the new Mays/Thomas designed Mercury sedan looks much crisper than the snoozy, Detroit-like boat anchor that is pictured in the first post in this thread.

The last Merc to be worth a damn from a driver's perspective was probably the W124. Even today I wouldn't mind driving a 300CE with the 1992-5 (maybe 1991-5) twincam straight six and the Sportline suspension package. Or using a 300TE as a family hauler. From an appliance perspective the A-Class is pretty neat, but pity about the (lack of) driving dynamics there.
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