Ford Said to be Rethinking Minivans along the lines of the Fairlane concept

See: http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh13287_2006-01-20_16-16-21_n20317414_newsml
I hope Ford does put something along the lines of the Fairlane concept
on the road. Of course it has nothing in common with Fairlanes of the past, but other than that I really like the general idea.
Give me a practical modern interpretation of the much derided station wagon, please!
Some good photos of the concept are online, including here:
http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/naias_2005/0501_ford_fairlane /
John
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John Horner wrote:

http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh13287_2006-01-20_16-16-21_n20317414_newsml

Sensationally ugly. That is not a minivan. A minivan is a vehicle with a lot of room, and a lot of flexibility in the seating options. It has the ruggedness of a truck with the ride and smoothness of a car. It sits higher than "ordinary" cars. It has many luxury and techno options, such as the rear seat DVD entertainment systems and three zone air conditioning systems. It has sliding side doors and a rear hatch that make loading people or cargo much easier. It is an amazing grand touring vehicle, with maximum comfort for a lot of people.
It is a Freestar with digital instrumentation.
Gary Eickmeier
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Gary Eickmeier wrote:

Is the OP still out there? Would you care to respond? Anyone care about the design of the minivan?
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