Way Cool Mercury, Dude

Ford's dowdy division will try to grow younger in California

Tony Shaieb has a message for Ford Motor Co.: Don't mess with my Grand Marquis. Shaieb, a Farmington Hills (Mich.) auto-parts salesman on his second Grand Marquis, loves his Mercury's soft boulevard ride and commodious cabin. Says the 53-year-old Shaieb: "If Ford wants to go after the younger market, maybe they could do that with their other cars."

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