There was a delay in shipments during the due to a hurricane damaging the
rail lines and later a short stop-shipment due to a defective load of seat
levers, but Ford has been building and shipping them since August 26th.
You probably should have contact Ford's Customer Service line (800-392-3673)
to get the official scoop. Dealers sometime fib...
Edsels were before my time, but my understanding of them is that they
were a marketing and/or esthetics failure. People didn't like the way
they looked, and marketing couldn't change that. They were not a
I could be wrong about that; but that's my understanding of what
I have a 2005 5-speed manual Focus ZX4, and while I haven't had any
major problems with it, I have had several minor problems and
complaints that would cause me to consider Ford last when it comes
time to replace it; even though it is the fifth new Ford vehicle we
had purchased in the past 25 years.
Of the two people I knew that had Edsels in the early 60s, rust was a major
problem. One of them was on the Gulf coast, so salt air may have had a part
in it. But the other was from southern Arizona, had never seen salt water or
snow (or the salt to melt it), and was rusted out at least as bad as the
Alabama one. Both of them ran like scalded dogs, though. Very strong!
They were actually pretty great cars, with a few quirks and all the
problems of a Ford of the day.
The early Hyundais would have turned you off the brand in a matter of
months - the old Pony and Stellar, and the first excels?
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