Any ideas what Ford should make? I would vote for a Taurus designed inside
for a full size man of European descent to sit in, and operate comfortably
with good visibility instead of an egg crate designed around a 4 ft tall
asian woman who can't see anyway. They've been making cars for a 100 years
too, so they could skip leaving out systems they plan will break on
Ford makes now that I'm interested in is the Crown Vic, but I don't want
that big a car. This 500 sounds veeerrry interesting. Like the looks of the
500 and the trannies sound good. However, being a new model could be trouble
for a couple years. Want to see the pricing on these also. Just have to be
patient and wait a while.
Ford should make cars that don't fall apart so easily.
They should also make a 2 door hatchback, like the Probe, older
Escorts, late model Cougar etc.
One of the reasons that I'm planning on keeping my current car as long
as possible due to lack of a suitable 2DR hatchback replacement.
Are you insane? The Ford Focus hatchbacks are suitable enough. What Ford
really needs to make are more vehicles in RWD. They should also offer more
cars with V8 engines, not just the Mustangs and Crown Vics. V8's are more
powerful than V6's.
Like the '96 Tbird. I planned on buying a new one when mine wore out,
but I guess that ain't gonna happen. I wouldn't even care if they
brought it back under a different name- I liked those cars- a full-sized
V8 2-door coupe. Hey- they could bring it back under the "Galaxie"
name! (I ain't holding my breath)
I personally do not consider the Ford Focus to be anywhere near as
good or as big in the back as the Escort, Probe, or Cougar with
respect to the 2DR hatchback versions of these cars. Plus the quality
of the Focus is also questionable.
You need to test drive a Focus and see for yourself. I've driven a brand
new Focus last week while my '02 Taurus SEL was in for service. The Focus is
very fast! The speedometer goes up to 140 MPH. Escorts goes up to 120 MPH.
The space in the Focus itself is just about the same as the Escort, early
90's Probe and late 90's Coguar. The SVT Focus 2DR hatchback can go from
0-60 in 1.3 seconds.
1.3 Seconds???? I assume this is if you drop it from a C-130 with a
rocket booster attached......
As for the speedometer - what does that have to do with actual
performance? I assume that the Focus has a speed limiter set well below
He says with a grin......I didn't like the performance of my 2002 3L Ranger
so I pulled the speedo and carefully added 120, 130, 140 and 150 mph. I
wanted to add 160 like the Corvette but I was afraid that my truck couldn't
take the extra speed. Now the truck really hauls ass.
R. J. Talley
"C. E. White" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I'm 6' and my right knee buries solidly into the dash. Their
ergonomics/human factors people know just enough to be dangerous.
: My ancestors come from Germany and Swizterland. I am 6'1", and weigh too
: much (about 225 lbs). I fit inside a Ford Taurus just fine.
:> and operate comfortably:> with good visibility instead of an egg crate designed around a 4 ft tall:> asian woman who can't see anyway.
: A little cultural bias?
:> They've been making cars for a 100 years:> too, so they could skip leaving out systems they plan will break on:> purpose.
: I didn't know they break anything on purpose.
: What Ford should make is cars that sell better.
:> -- :> Tom Line
They should start making the Probe again. I had a '95 Probe, which was the
best car I ever had. I would have replaced it with a new Probe, but they
stopped making them, so I bought an Eclipse.
Since 1965, I've bought 6 new cars and all but one have been Fords. More
than half of the used cars and trucks I've bought have been Fords, too.
The Ford 500, coming to market shortly, should suit your
needs. FWD/AWD, bigger than the Taurus with a huge trunk.
If Ford wanted to import any of its foreign built models the
union can't stop that. There are many examples where they
did just that in the past. Production is a management function
not a union function.
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