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Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan, Automotive News
#352 of 486 Re: tougher going forward [temj12]
Feb 02, 2012 (11:35 am)
If Lincoln hopes to compete with Cadillac (or Lexus,etc.) they must upgrade their dealerships. On occasion I must bring my 2008 MKZ to a Ford dealership that took on Lincoln to replace Mercury ... I feel like I am going to a truck service center, lot loaded with dozens of trucks of various descriptions, service desk and waiting room suitable for folks with a truck or maybe a Ford . I plan to purchase a 2013 model, but unless things change at the dealership level it won't be a Lincoln ...
#354 of 486 positive spin on execs leaving
by steve_ HOST
Feb 10, 2012 (8:29 am)
"Don't you love an orderly succession plan at Ford Motor Company," Mulally said in an interview Thursday, unequivocally adding that he has "no plans" to retire. "Ford has always attracted the best talent. That's probably the most stable team in the industry."
A smart move for the board:
"The company's directors, in a separate step signaling an important strategic priority, said Jon Huntsman, the former Republican presidential candidate, Utah governor and ambassador to China, would join the board. The appointment, effective immediately, is likely to bolster Ford's credibility inside China."
Ford's leadership pushes deeper into era of stability (Detroit News)
#355 of 486 should've married Irv
by steve_ HOST
Apr 02, 2012 (2:39 pm)
"She credits her near-obsessive dedication to the car as the main reason why it's spent nearly half a century in her care.
"When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got," she told FoxNews.com in 2009. "I've never been a destructive person and I've just taken care of everything, except my husbands."
Florida woman, 93, reaches end of the road after 576,000 miles in her 1964 Mercury (Fox)
#356 of 486 Re: should've married Irv [steve_]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:59 pm)
I tell ya what, if all of us were as kind, thoughtful, and fortunate, this would be a mighty fine place indeed.
#357 of 486 The Everyman Electric
by steve_ HOST
Apr 16, 2012 (5:18 pm)
"There are plenty of interesting technical details about the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, but there's one number that trumps them all. That would be its MPGe, otherwise known as the official mileage number given by the EPA for electric vehicles.
On the Focus Electric, the combined rating is 105 MPGe, a number that makes this Focus the most efficient sedan on the road. And yes, that includes the all-electric Nissan Leaf."
2012 Ford Focus Electric First Drive (Inside Line)
"By the end of the year, one out of every three Ford vehicle models will achieve 40 mpg or better, said Kevin Leyden, Ford's director of electrified vehicles, at a press conference for the Ford Focus here on Monday. This "power of choice" will appeal to consumers as gas remains above $4 a gallon." (Detroit News)
#358 of 486 Re: The Everyman Electric [steve_]
Apr 16, 2012 (6:35 pm)
I was reading about the Focus Electric last week, and it's an interesting car.... but not $40K interesting!
#360 of 486 Re: The Everyman Electric [xwesx]
Apr 17, 2012 (3:49 pm)
While I like the idea of an electric Focus, $40k is way to much. Either gas has to get more expensive or electric cars need to come down in price and yield better range.
#361 of 486 Re: The Everyman Electric [steve_]
Apr 17, 2012 (5:03 pm)
Maybe but I'm sure at least $5000 of it is the "We know the government will give it to you so we want it" markup.