What does SE stand for exactly? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

What does SE stand for exactly?

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  1. bent_rod

    bent_rod FEOA Donator

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    Ford likes to use SE as a trim level name on many cars. Just what does SE stand for exactly?
    For years and years I thought that SE stood for Sport Edition.
    Research on the net revealed other peoples thoughts:
    SEDAN
    Standard Edition
    Slow Escort
    Super Excellent
    Stupid Engineering
    Stupid Engine
    Stupid Escort
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    Brought to you by the letter S

    I know that some of the older models had an S designation that seem to stand for stripped.

    Starting with the 1998 Escort sedan and wagon, trim levels were revised and now consisted of LX and SE sedans and an SE wagon. In essence, the base models were now called LX and the former LX was renamed the SE.
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    they came out with SE for the Escort in 98. In 97, they had base and LX models. The fully loaded 97 LX was called an LX Sport. Then in 98, the LX became the stripped down model, and the SE became the well equipt model. So I always figured that it stood for Escort Sport Edition.

    Now my 99 SE came with most of the power options, but no alloys, spoiler, or sport cluster. It definitely wasn't sporty when I first got it
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    Damn, that's good!!
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    If you've ever taken apart any of your electronics you'll note, that the PCB is never fully populated. Sometimes they're engineered to accommodate competing chip and IC parts on the market, (some PCBs for instance are interchangeable between Intel, AMD & nVidia chipsets) but the overwhelming majority of the time it's because the product you bought, doesn't have all the available features. I used to work for an electronics company that engineered and manufactured wireless communications equipment in-house. I got a chance to observe engineering samples and they were fully loaded, with ALL the bells and whistles. But that isn't what first hit the market. Only a stripped-down version of the same product would hit the market for the first year or so; depending upon market climate. Then they'd tweak and revise it a little, including fixes, then re-release the same product with a few more features added back to it. It may actually be one to several years between that product's initial release, and the time that the full version hits the market. one might chalk it solely up to "planned obselescence" however keep in mind that there are several technological advantages to the slow-rollout process. For one, the more complexity you have in a product, the more that can go wrong with it; and things certainly did go wrong with them. Not only did the slow roll-outs give them additional time to test and vet their designs, but the stripped versions also allowed them to market products that were more competitively priced. (albeit, still wwaayy overpriced compared to similar products made overseas)
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    SE Some Extras and the LX stands for Less eXtras.

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