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Ford to STOP Making Passenger Cars by 2022!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by COMiamiFan, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Apr 26, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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  2. Apr 26, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    the car as we know it is becoming obsolete.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Yup... joining the ranks of the station wagon.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    but not this station wagon :D:D:thumbsup:

     
  5. Apr 26, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Yea, that would be quite something to hold on to.
     
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    I read a report about this very trend several months ago and I think it is very smart of Ford to take this step. Number 1 rule in business is to provide what your customers are asking for. Think about it. The smaller number of folks looking at a sedan are going to look at the Camry and Accord before they look at a Taurus or Fusion.
     
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  8. Apr 26, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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  9. Apr 26, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    Ford hasn't been a big player in the car market for years. They have lived on truck and SUV sales. I think the Taurus kept them afloat in the car market forever because it was such a popular company car.
     
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  10. Apr 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    I will point out that Fords Fusion Sport AWD makes 325HP (twin turbo).
     
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    Ford can make $10K or more on every truck they make. Not near as much on cars. Everybody wants a SUV or Truck. I doubt the Mustang will be around much longer unless they sell a beefed up version.
     
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    Meanwhile, European cars are getting smaller and smaller...

    Thank god there’s none of that French car nonsense here
     
  13. Apr 26, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Until the next huge increase in gas prices :goingcrazy:
     
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  14. Apr 26, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Any small car import has to meet our safety standards. A big hurdle otherwise we would have more cars like those little Fiats...
     
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  15. Apr 26, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    If that happens we would all have to get white trucks because they burn 1/2 the gas because less friction with Super White................
     
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    You're starting to get it . . .
     
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    [​IMG]

    yep.jpg
     
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    Seems odd they would announce this. I would think it would kill off any interest in passenger cars that are on the lot right now. I know I would drop Ford from consideration since it is going to follow the likes of Saturn and others that have disappeared. Little after market support.

    Dan
     
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    Matt, I think this needs to be your avatar for a while. Love it!
     
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  21. May 2, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Yep is my official sidekick...Have no idea who's dog it is but pic is so cool. And I'm always saying Yep like that guy on storage wars...
     
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  22. May 2, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Yep.
     
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    Crossover suv's are the nail in the coffin for cars. They are built in car platforms so ride And performance is About the same when compared tho an equvilant car. But you get much more space for people And cargo with the cuv, why purchase a car? Ford realizes cars are tanking so I think it's a smart move, look at Nissan last month car sales double digit loss. Honda is having a hard time selling the accord as well.
     
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