Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I Got Your Bold Move Right Here

Poor Ford, once the go-to American example of kick ass manufacturing and profit-making (like around 1908, I think) they are losing money faster than the Cowboys are sinking in the NFC East.

Problem: Reliance on SUV market
Problem: SUVs not selling so well these days.

Ford needs to ask, "Why do people buy SUVs?"

It's surely not for the "Sport" part of SUV - it's more for the "Utility" aspect. In other words, people (read "Soccer Moms") need ROOM, be it for a growing family or just taking a bunch of people somewhere once in a while.

Solution: Build a 7 to 8-passenger vehicle that isn't a gas guzzling behemoth. Problem solved. yeah - that's what I'm talking about

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  • Did you know Ford has a new car that is featured in the new 007 movie that is going to be released only in Europe? It looks like a great car and they refuse to sell it in the USA. That's Ford's problem. They're idiots.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 26, 2006 at 11:37 AM  

  • I'm gonna gripe here. REAL SUVs have to have something in common with the pickups they are based on. The H2/Tahoe is a 1/2 ton Chevy, same with the suburban. The Ford Explorer is a Ranger on luxury steroids, and the like. The new mazda CX-7 is a MINIVAN. The Toyotas are MINIVANS. The Honday Pilot/Acura whatever is a MINIVAN ( on an Oddysey chassis no less ) If it does NOT have a frame under it like a real truck, it is not an SUV ( Sport is about WHERE it can go, Utility is about where it can go LOADED ) There's a reason you can see the receiver hitch on a Jeep Grand Cherokee from the rear but not on a BMW whatever or a Mitsubishi ( oh yeah the Pearl Harbor people ) pickup styled minivan

    Besides, when's the last time you saw that cute young 24 year old adv sales girl actually take here little Honda CR-V off road?? NEVER

    Same with the ford Escort, oops I meant Escape

    There, I've ranted enough, but it's all TRUE


    By Blogger warbird2010, at November 3, 2006 at 11:34 AM  

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