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Old 06-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post

Isn't that how it always goes- they put in a great effort right before killing it off (think Fiero, the whole Pontiac division, etc.)
It's probably the phenomenon of "one last push to see if we can get it to work, that way no one can say we didn't try."

I just hope Ford doesn't take a huge bath on closing franchises the way GM did with Oldsmobile. Of course, there probably aren't many (any?) solo-Mercury dealerships (though I know of a Lincoln/Mercury but not Ford dealer in Pittsburgh,) so maybe that'll make it easier for them. (Don't know the particulars of how to shut down franchises.)
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