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Old 07-22-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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According to unnamed sources, the New York Times is suggesting that Ford will begin manufacturing six Euro-spec models right here in America at plants formerly used to produce F-Series trucks, SUVs and vans. We'll have to wait until this Thursday before any official announcements are made by the Blue Oval, but that gives us some time to speculate on which Kinetic-infused products are on their way.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/22/m...ay-out-euro-i/


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Old 07-22-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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that may be very good news. surprised it didnt happen earlier actually...
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I would be murdered with joy if they made a cousin to the Focus, unlike Mazda 3 is The Focus Coorperate twin.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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I would be murdered with joy if they made a cousin to the Focus, unlike Mazda 3 is The Focus Coorperate twin.
Ehh no I actually hope they don't do that, cause they'd be wasting their money honestly. I'd be murdered if we don't get the MKIII at all as a Ford and it ends up being a merc and we get stuck with the 08+ as the Ford Focus. Idk, I honestly think they should just kill mercury, I don't think itll help with sales either. Saturn is an awesome company now, but people are still not buying...mainly cause they stupid and just looking at the badge, but the euro move still didnt make it sell. Sell off mercury and don't have a billion of the same cars with different badges. ONly thing I'd like to see since we will probably still have the Fusion is....Mercury Mondeo.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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Man, I've been saying FOR YEARS (like 15-plus) that Ford should do this. They should be paying ME the $100 million (or whatever) CEO salary. Duh.

(Granted, most of the arguments for killing Mercury are perfectly valid, too...)
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:55 AM   #6
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and what would they call the focus were they to bring it over as a mercury?
mercury focus doesnt go well.. would it be the new cougar?
typing that gave me a chill.. lol
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:43 AM   #7
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I would hope that if Ford were to resurrect the Cougar, they should build it on the Mustang platform - like they did from '67 - '70.
If Ford was to kill the Mercury brand, what would they use for a vehicle testbed. The Mercury platforms were the poor man's luxury car, a step or two above the Ford cars and a step or two below the Lincolns.
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I told you guys about this a couple months ago.
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I thought I read something about this before, but could not find the thread. Thanks for chiming in, Mike.
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and what would they call the focus were they to bring it over as a mercury?
mercury focus doesnt go well.. would it be the new cougar?
typing that gave me a chill.. lol
No, it would be called the "Forcury Fogar"
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