The Villager nameplate has a long history with Ford. It was always a wagon and started with Edsel but moved to the Mercury brand and was even applied to wagon versions of the Cougar. The more recent Villager was a minivan and was part of a joint venture with Nissan. Mercury Villager parts and engineering were shared with the Nissan Quest. It was one of the few Mercury models to not share a platform with other Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Trim levels included one designed by the fashion company Nautica. The blue and white trimmed vehicles make one the ultimate 90s statements. The Villager was replaced by the Monterrey which was a version of Ford's Freestar van and the Quest went on to be a redesigned as a Nissan exclusive in 2003.