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Old 10-11-2017, 11:43 PM
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Stop making Marauders?

Why did they stop making MM’s


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Old 10-12-2017, 12:13 AM
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Lot of reasons low sales, lack of colors, a change in Mercury's top management.

Not enough HP, the list goes on!
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:10 AM
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My opinion- dealers were charging mark-up over the full retail of the car. This hurt sales after year one. There was a planned 3-year run and year 2 was only a little over 3k cars, and I think that lagging sales in year 2 stopped the parade. Too bad, year 3 had a planned offering of a white one
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:31 AM
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In a nutshell, nobody wanted them.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:08 AM
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The Ford Family owners decided the future of the company was in smaller FWD fuel efficient platforms.

The performance model would be limited to the Mustang.

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Old 10-12-2017, 04:48 AM
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Simple....not enough sold in 2003 and 2004.
Look at how many Impala SSs sold vs Marauders.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:34 AM
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Price + Supply > Demand.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:37 AM
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They still make them, they just now have arms;
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because everyone wanted one
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:09 AM
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They didn't sell, poor marketing, overpriced..Target price was to be $29,995 but some influential TX dealers talked the head honcho into charging $5k more.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:37 AM
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The old hag running Mercury didn't want it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:46 AM
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The purpose was to get some younger than Old Old traffic in the show room.
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Kinsler Fuel Filter, Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:47 AM
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If you advertise it, they will come.

See Coca Cola, Apple, Budweiser, etc.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:25 AM
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They didn't sell, poor marketing, overpriced..Target price was to be $29,995 but some influential TX dealers talked the head honcho into charging $5k more.
Yeah. Now that it was 35k it was directly vs bmw 3s, etc. A fight it couldn't win. Mine sat on the lot of 8 months and I got it for 27,500 brand new. That felt right to me.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:45 AM
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If you advertise it, they will come.

See Coca Cola, Apple, Budweiser, etc.

I'd like to have your first car - love that color
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