Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Should this be a new Mercury? I think so
The new Ford Mondeo from Europe, formerly sold here as the Contour/Mystique is a much improved car with sharp styling and very flexible powertrain options. This Estate (Station Wagon) version and the Sedan would be a perfect fit for Mercury and them alone. I was reading a comment not long ago from a reader that had driven a Mondeo Diesel and was impressed with the power. The one complaint was the 6 speed manual. Now just think how great that would be. Give me this Modneo Esate with the TDI engine and 6 speed manual, those nice alloy wheels and foglights would be nice too. Option it out with moonroof and leather seats, maybe a satalite navigation system. I'd be willing to break the piggy bank for that. Hell throw in the available all wheel drive and you'd be competing with Audi and BMW. A sophisticated, economical, smartly styled sedan and wagon from Europe? People would pay good money for that. Oh that's right, they already do, but maybe they'd pay good money to FoMoCo's Mercury brand.