Mercury Sable

Hi Folks, Did FOMOCO manufacture Mercury Sable along with the Ford Taurus? Both look exactly the same.
Cheers, Sam

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Yes. At one time, the Mercury was a full lone of automobiles and even had a line of llight trucks. Most of these cars were simply re-identified and rebadged Ford products. Most recent have been cars like the Contour/Mistique and Crown Victorua/Grand Marquis. Late 70s and early 80s saw the T-Bird and Cougar sharing the same body shell/ powertrain.
SimilarlyDodge once shared platforms with their Plymouth division. GM is the king of cross-marque platforming... In the early 80s, the Cadillac division was ballsy enough to re-identify a Cavalier or similar econo-box... complete with leather seats and wire wheel hubcaps. The Cimarron didn't last in production for very long....

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Jim Warman wrote:

Comet/Fairlane, Comet/Maverick, Monarch/Granada, Bobcat/Pinto, Montego/Torino, Zephyr/Fairmont, Topaz/Tempo, Cougar/Mustang thru 1973, Cougar/Torino/Elite 73-76, Cougar/LTDII/T-bird 77-79, Cougar/T-Bird 80-97, Lynx/Escort, Tracer/Escort, & more... the list is extensive...

Rob
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Not to mention the current pairings: Montego/FiveHundred (based on Volvo S80) Milan/Fusion (based on Mazda 6) Mountaineer/Explorer Monterey/FreeStar Mariner/Escape GrandMarquis/CrownVic
The Sable is no longer in production. The Taurus alone is being built for fleet sales only for a few more months.
Even most Lincolns are based on Ford vehicles, although they usually have very different suspensions and other details compared to Mercury, which are usually little more than different grills and taillights. Zephyr/Fusion TownCar/CrownVic MarkLT/F-series Navigator/Expedition Aviator/Explorer LS/Jaguar S-type
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AVIS gave me a 2005 Mercury Sable on rent. It doesnt have FOMOCO symbols anywhere.
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