The Downfall of Mercury

Mercury cars were built by Ford until they ceased production in June 2010. The average auto insurance rate for a Ford car is $120/mo, but older cars are often cheaper to insure.

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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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UPDATED: Jul 15, 2021

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Things to Remember...

  • Ford ceased to make Mercury in June of 2010
  • Ford wanted to cut down on their brands to improve profits
  • You can still purchase a Mercury and probably at a severely reduced rate due to them are no longer  made

Mercury has been around for more than 70 years, but during the last four decades has been pretty has been pretty indistinguishable from the Ford Brand.

On June 2, 2010, Ford signaled the death knell for its historic Mercury brand. Anyone younger than 50 isn’t likely to associate Mercury with anything but their grandparents, and just like all grandparents, the Mercury brand has an interesting story to tell.

What is the history of the Mercury automobile? Well, read on below and then whether you want Mercury car insurance quotes or, well, Tesla car insurance quotes… just enter your zip code in above to get started finding the best auto insurance rates!

the downfall of mercury cars

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