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Old 03-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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"Americans prefer a less aggressive grille than Ford has on its cars in Europe. They want a basic entry-level car," said Martin Smith, Ford of Europe's executive design director. "Europeans want a stylish car. Chinese buyers want a vehicle that looks sophisticated - for example, with chrome fittings."

This blurb taken from Autoweek is exactly the problem which has plagued FoMoCo's bland designs for the American market. Americans don't want another basic, bland design for an entry car. YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT THEY DO IS WRONG. THIS HAS BEEN THE CRITICAL MISTAKE YOU HAVE MADE FOR TWENTY YEARS.

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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That does not surprise me.
When will they actually ask us what we really want, instead of making that decision for us?
It's thinking like that that makes me want them to fail.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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I think what we need is to to date one of the executives daughters so we can secretly plant correct info in their briefcases at night.
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"Americans, in general, tend to be more heavy-set people, with tendencies toward laziness, fast food, compulsive buying and general idiocy. Our targeted research indicates super-sized cup holders are desirable in this demographic. For the sport-minded consumers, we have included really neat looking blue gauges, which we believe will satisfy the purists among the buyer base."

Leaked internal memo, or internet joke? Does it really matter?
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yeah i wonder how I become the person they ask, it must be their policy from the early 20's
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