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Ford canceling all cars except mustang and focus crossover

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  1. focus2000

    focus2000 FEOA Member

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    It does seem short sighted and draconian. I coudl see paring cars some due to demand. Because do you really need a Focus AND Fiesta? Do you really need a Fusion AND a Taurus? Nope, pick one of each. But just giving up on a whole segment of the market is pointless.
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    It's one way to get rid of that shitty power shift transmission.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    they just cant compete in the market anymore. its saturated with more quality brands. but its time for a change the techs are starving to death with all the warranty claims.
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    My guess is Asia, especially Korea, is killing them. Kia and Hyundai are taking away market share from everyone including Toyota, Nissan and Honda.

    John
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    fca killed the 200 after dropping billions into the facility because the market is saturated already.. they sold it to mitsu.
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    When did the new Chinese Focus become a crossover?
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    this is a good strategic move for ford. there are a ton of new epa laws coming out that are forcing them to make a specific mpg, or they cant make cars. youll see smaller and smaller cars and more GDI turbo and diesel engines within the next few years.
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    I predict that GM will sell more of their smaller cars because of this.
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    Trump and more specifically Scott Pruitt has made sure EPA laws in regards to MPG will be loosened so I'm not sure how your post applies in regards to a strategy for Ford.

    My guess is that in the years that they refused to build smaller economy cars they let Japanese car makers take that sector and have never been able to regain any sort of dominance. Fords best seller has always been it's F-150 and it's Explorer. With the advent of crossovers the jump is very small to be able to develop. Mustangs are THE iconic brand for Ford so it would be suicide to stop producing them.

    John
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    I already was not interested in any of the cars Ford has been making. I like my Jeep Comanche, as its easy to work on. I dont need a huge F150. I liked the Mustangs in 64, 65, and maybe 1966. None after that. I would have been glad to have had a Falcon Futura.

    Im not much interested in any new cars being made by GM either. Most of their products seem irrelevant to me, for general transportation. I did like the Corvairs in 1959-61.
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    It will be interesting to see if this actually happens, and how it works out for Ford.
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    Interesting that the Falcon Futura was brought up.
    A Falcon Sprint (the early body style with small V8) is probably my favourite old car, though I've never owned one.

    Too bad they never made an Escort "Futura".
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    Lincoln will still be making cars, I think.
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    In 1960 my dad took me to the Ford Museum in Dearborn. We visited with an engineering gent my dad knew, who worked at the Ford engine development/research facility at the River Rouge location. The word had gone out that Ford would be closing that research facility, since management considered the modern V8 was fully developed, and no improvements were foreseen that would justify the cost of further research.
    As it happened, the engine research facility was kept opened and my dads' friend still had a job.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Ah, the old "flush everything that doesn't make us huge profits" plan. Admittedly without doing any research at all, I had assumed the Fusion did pretty well - I see a ton of them around in my area.

    For me, I find the current crop of SUVs and pickups fantastically dull and boring, but I appear to be in the minority. It's too bad, really - the "fun to drive" quotient seems to be a non-factor anymore in people's purchasing decisions.
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    Another reason to scoop up a few extra Escorts and lovingly store them under cover for the future.
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    I personally cant tell the current cars apart as to the maker or the model. There are sedans, SUV's Mustangs and mostly oversized pickups; made by Ford or GMC or 'other'. Beyond that they all seem to blend, and are irrelevant to anything I look forward to buying, or even getting as a gift. (My Comanche suits me as to size and capability, plus with my old cars, it is useful to have one vehicle able to pull a towbar, tow dolly, or car trailer, to haul home the others).

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