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12/11/19
10:20 AM
26

They’ve basically decided that they can’t compete with the Camry/Civic/Corolla/Accord, so they’ve given up. The Fusion is/was still the 4th best selling Ford, fwiw...

12/11/19
10:19 AM
30

Look, Toyota (and a few others) have had this system down for decades now. Make a good cheap car so that when the customer makes a little more money they’ll come back to you to buy a more expensive car, and so on up the ladder they climb. The Corolla is the gateway drug, they know one day you’ll want a Lexus. The Read more

12/11/19
10:15 AM
10

Dealership proximity plays a major factor. Many people simply aren’t willing to drive more than 30 minutes to a dealership, and in many rural areas, that limits you to maybe 1 or 2 dealerships.  It’s Trax or nothing.

12/11/19
10:12 AM
45

The average buyer is educated and very aware of what is out there..” Read more

12/10/19
3:42 PM
13

Changing tire with a floor jack is patently unfair. She needs to use the crappy, unstable, and dangerous jacks that come with the car.

12/10/19
2:43 PM
1

Well, she’s got it going on so I’d expect her to drive a Durango SRT with zero fucks given in regards to safety.  

12/10/19
1:13 PM
1

Ford tends to benchmark heavily on Chevy. Notice no Chevy’s in that list of top safety picks....

12/10/19
12:33 PM
5

For what it’s worth, the Taurus SHO and Flex Limited have excellent HID projector lamps. Sorry, had.

12/10/19
12:10 PM
9

Well, they’re wrong. A little background: I train sales and service staff for multiple brands including Toyota, Honda, GM, Nissan and FCA. A huge percentage of new car buyers do a ton of research prior to their purchase. 70+% of car sales are driven by women. Even if they don’t have kids, they’re thinking future

12/10/19
11:27 AM
7

Yeah, it says a lot about how far we’ve come that you get a merely “acceptable” grade if ramming the left front corner into a massive solid wall at 40 mph will... hurt the driver’s left leg. Read more

12/10/19
10:59 AM
12

I’m referring to the US lineup. Ford will only be selling the Ford Mustang as a passenger car in the US. The Focus may come as a lifted faux crossover... maybe. The Fusion/Mondeo, Taurus, Flex and regular Focus are dead here. The 2020 Ford US lineup is basically these four SUV/Crossovers, F-Series and Mustang. And

12/10/19
10:30 AM
26

Ford is just really bad about cutting weight on vehicles where it isn’t a selling point. They could’ve made the Explorer safer and lighter, but it’s already so damn big it doesn’t make sense to cut a few pounds. See also: the nearly 4000 lb Mustang.

12/10/19
10:29 AM
19

You can overcome some of that in design, using lower-weight materials, but at that point you get into a weight-safety-cost tradeoff analysis.

12/10/19
10:21 AM
24

I still remember the days when rear bumpers on pickups were a cost plus option?