Last post on Aug 22, 2008 at 11:00 PM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Ford Five Hundred, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Future Vehicle, Sedan, Wagon
#470 of 530 Re: Let's compare markets.
Nov 26, 2007 (2:21 pm)
Ok, but it has the same lines as a Town Car and the chrome (I think...).
Also, I choose to clarify something. By the term Super Duty Superiority, it has been the best-selling truck for the last, what, 30 years? I also read somewhere that the F-150 outsells the Tundra by about 8 to 1. It also outsells the Ridgeline by about 13 to 1 (I don't remember where I read this).
As for the Ranger, I'm telling you (Ford), KEEP THE NAME THIS TIME, redesign the truck, get rid of the two-door Supercab, and add a four-door. That's it. If I were designing a car for production, I would look at that market for a few years, take all of the good features, put them in, take the bad, improve them, and make one innovation.
Only time will tell what Ford will do. Let's take for example, the outdated Ford Freestar. I thought it was a DECENT minivan, but it lacked (in my opinion) two major features. Those were 2nd-row power windows and a split-folding third row. Moving a kid in college and only having one who does sports (soccer), the one-piece is livable. But, at least as an upgrade, a split should be forseen. As for the windows, that alone could steer me toward the Hyundai Entourage or almost new Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey. That alone WOULD DEFINITELY keep me from buying it, unless it has a rebate that made it only, $12000. I saw a loaded SEL 4.2L V6 (2006) with 21000 miles on it, for $14K.
I still think the Taurus is good, but the Freestyle only needed a better engine. At least it was fuel efficient. Why Taurus X? How about... oh, forget it. May as well call it Tempo or Escort. I mean, Ford Taurus X Limited SEL AWD has NO RING to it.
#471 of 530 Re: Where's the marketing? [brucelinc]
Nov 27, 2007 (9:57 am)
Bruce - I hope you're enjoying your Taurus. Sounds like you are. They are definitely competent vehicles for the money.
As for nobody knows about em - you're right about that. Our friend autoextremist said not long ago that GMs marketing dept was going to take Ford to school on how to introduce a new car with it's efforts for the new Malibu. It looks to me right now that he was right again. Has anyone NOT seen the ads for the 'car you can't ignore'? And the Malibu reviews are calling it 'better than GM says it is'. I've always been a Ford man, but that was because there was always reason to be. GM seems to really have it's act together now. We'll see when the data comes in. Ford doing well with reliability right now at least with the Mexican-made cars.
#472 of 530 Re: Where's the marketing? [jeyhoe]
Nov 27, 2007 (1:54 pm)
As I view this forum, what ads are displayed on the right side bar? Chevy Malibu on top, and the Ford Fusion on the bottom! Where are the Taurus ads? Probably not on the Malibu or Fusion forums.
Nov 27, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Good point. I get what you're at.
#474 of 530 Re: Where's the marketing? [ronsmith38]
Nov 27, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Well, to be fair, as I look at this page, the ad banner across the top is Ford Taurus Sedan. To the right of this box is the Malibu, and at the bottom, the Escape Hybrid.
So, the Taurus ad was the first thing I saw.
Nov 27, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I have never seen a Taurus ad in this forum (its not showing up THIS second). Still the Malibu and Fusion.
Nov 27, 2007 (2:33 pm)
I don't see it this time, but commonly see a Ford Taurus ad at the top of the page, in the white space to the right of the green carspace logo. The ad is very "blue" in its coloration, using an Ice Blue Taurus, as well.
Nov 27, 2007 (2:38 pm)
OK, now I see it. I didn't earlier.
Nov 27, 2007 (2:58 pm)
The ads come and go.
#479 of 530 Re: OK [thegraduate]
Nov 27, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I see the Taurus ad at the top now. It was not there earlier when I made my 1st post.