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Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan, Automotive News
#414 of 486 Re: A vote against Mytouch and screens in gen'l; [pod]
Oct 01, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I agree that having to take your eyes off the road is too dangerous. When we were looking at a new Crossover back in April and May we liked the Edge and the MY Ford Touch seemed like a neat idea. You were able to look to the right of the speedometer to select what you wanted to control by voice only. So actually with this setup you could do most things like change the Temperature, Radio Station or make a call without moving your eyes more than you would to check your speed. We decided on a Toyota Highlander because for my wife the Ford setup was too complicated because she is Technologically challenged and it was going to be her car. For me I would have loved it. Actually the Toyota had a better ride and the interior cabin was much more quiet.
#415 of 486 Re: A vote against Mytouch and screens in gen'l; [mtnman1]
Oct 01, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Personally, I don't really want to talk to my car, but then I think walking around talking into Bluetooth can sometimes look like someone is retarded or something. I've rented a few new Explorer's and thought that the dash was kind of an ergonomic mess. The speedometer is buried in the corner and too small with weird increments. the touch controls don't always work when you touch them - sometimes you have to punch them. Didn't try to synch them, but the blogs aren't very pretty about that function either. It did get decent mileage for its size.
#416 of 486 Ford and GM report record sales in China
by steve_ HOST
Oct 10, 2012 (6:17 am)
"Ford Motor Co. said September was its best month ever in China thanks to strong passenger car sales, particularly sales of the Focus compact car.
Ford China and its partners registered 59,570 sales in September, up 35 percent compared to last September."
Ford posts record September sales in China (Detroit News)
#417 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [steve_]
Oct 10, 2012 (6:33 am)
What the heck is the delay in the release of the 2013 MKZ? I give up... I will buy a Lexus ES 350... after all the hoop la and press shame on Ford. Jerry (Western MA)
#418 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [jerrys2]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:42 am)
I visited my local Ford-Lincoln dealer to pick up some 2013 brochures last week. He told me that the 2013 MKZ wouldn't be there until November.
I did see a 2013 Fusion Titanium. It's a beautiful car, but the sticker on this particular one was for $36,000!
#419 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [keystonecarfan]
Oct 11, 2012 (7:58 am)
Just got a handwritten letter from the Ford dealership where I take my 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis saying the "Grand Marquis is in high demand as a used car" and if I'd be "interested in a new 2012 or 2013 Ford product."
Well, I can see the Grand Marquis being in high demand, especially by taxi and livery services. As for a new 2012 or 2013 Ford product, if they can show me a new 2013 Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car, I'll be right over!
#420 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [lemko]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:11 am)
Sorry but your Grand Marquis is not in high demand. What is in high demand are new car customers.
#421 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [lemko]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 11, 2012 (8:15 am)
The handwritten part is new and a nice touch. The pitch isn't.
Perhaps you should have traded six months ago though.
"The lack of used car supply has been sort of underlying the strength of used car prices for about three years," Kontos said. "As that supply is starting to come back … that tends to cause used car prices to level off and eventually start to decline a little bit."
Wholesale used-vehicle prices drop 2.1% (Detroit News)
#422 of 486 Re: Ford and GM report record sales in China [lemko]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:21 am)
I strongly doubt it was handwritten. Look close enough and you'll see dots from the toner or inkjet.