An article was posted on The Detroit Bureau this morning which strongly hints that Ford might dump the whole MK nomenclature. Ford said that the response to the Continental name was very strong and positive; the result is Ford reconsidering the naming of Lincoln vehicles.
Using actual vehicle names rather than the me-too-alphabet-soup nomenclature everyone else uses would be a good way of differentiating Lincoln from the other luxury brands.
I thought it was a substantial improvement over what is now offered. I would like to see one in person to get an idea of size vs. the current Taurus and the Fusion.
The Escape sales brochure states on page 14 that the optional 19-inch luster nickel-plated wheels come with P235/45R19 all-season black sidewall tires.
Q, thank you for the posts. Flexible manufacturing is one of the greatest things to ever hit the car business. I've been reading it about it for a few years now. The building of multiple vehicles on multiple platforms in one plant is just incredible.
So you're blaming Ford because you willingly bought a car with low-profile tires.
- When did our country become this way? -
When jealousy of others, rather than hard work, became the norm ... it's easier to be jealous than it is to achieve; more and more people are choosing to be jealous than to work hard.
I remember a time when successful people were applauded and respected for their hard work. They were viewed as pillars of the community and held up as examples of what someone could be IF that someone wanted to work hard. Not so much anymore!
- I dont like this stock at the present time. -
That's pretty obvious. LOL j/k
Market share doesn't pay the bills, profits do. It should also be noted that GM has dumped an incredible amount of money on the hood of the Silverado this year to move the iron and stay ahead of Ram, in some cases $7500 or more. That money comes straight out of profits. Cut-rate financing deals also come straight out of profits.
Ford has a higher transaction price, which in my view is more important than a market share number. Market share is something to keep an eye on, no question, but market share doesn't pay the bills - if it did, GM would have never gone bankrupt. Remember, GM was #1 in market share worldwide before it went bankrupt ...
I don't worry too much about market share.
- The problem is that if all the Unions are gone, how long will corporate America keep paying a fair wage? -
Exactly, which is why unions will never disappear. Unions and management serve as a check-and-balance between each other, and that is a good thing.
NHTSA has given the aluminum F-150 a five-star crash rating, better than the four-star rating given to the previous steel-bodied version of the truck. Do a search on 'Ford's aluminum F-Series gets top safety rating' for details, as Yahoo won't allow links ...
I suppose that some people will now say the NHTSA testing is rigged!
The Tonka truck is really cool! I'd like to see Ford raffle it off for charity. They wouldn't have any trouble selling tickets.
The power that we're seeing out of diesels these days is amazing. 35 years ago, an engine making 860 lb-ft of torque was Class 8 over-the-road truck territory ... and now you can get it at the local dealership. It's incredible!
Q, I'm looking forward to seeing this truck on the road.
I thought I saw where the 6.7L Powerstroke has a 250,000-mile warranty?
Agreed - you'd almost think Bentley was offended. The comment came off as being very thin-skinned. Bentley has obviously forgotten that it once was, in some people's view, the red-headed stepchild of Rolls-Royce.
Questinator may already know this; he may have some things to add ...
For those who are interested in this sort of thing, Ford's Blue Diamond medium-duty truck joint venture with Navistar will officially close its books on April 30th, per the Ford 2014 Annual Report (yeah, some of us read it, LOL). After that date, F-650/F-750 production will officially be in-sourced at Ohio Assembly.
- UPS had been begging Ford for years to make this vehicle available in the US. -
Interesting! I did not know that! I wonder how soon we'll see UPS sporting Transits here in the US.