So I went to a ford dealership sales rally today and found out a few cool things. We got a look at 07 vehicles, and a look at a few future cars. The Fairlane Concept is coming...it won't be called the fairlane...but we will have it...Possibly 08. We got to see the 08 2 door focus with the 2 bar grille. Not sure how I feel about it, a lot of the other salesman liked it though. The 08 500 is nice to. The gave it a slightly different hood and the 3 bar grille. Its a lot better than it was. The 08 Escape is pretty hot, and we got to actually get inside of the Edge. Its really nice. Then we had a Q&A session with some of the suit and tie types. This is what we got out of that. V6 Fusions will not get a manual trans...unless theres a performance version in the future. 2 door Fusions are currently being tested in Dearborn. We got a lot of "We can't comment on future products" answers but, They are working on a B-Car (Think Aveo, Yaris). Someone asked if the Reflex will ever hit the road and we got "We can't comment on future products" which tells me they're working on it. SVT has not been officially dropped, but is not working on anything. They can't come to a decision on it because Some people think it's a necessity and some people think the money is needed elsewhere. I asked if the fact that the 08 redesign was temporary until MKII comes over...like we've all read...and they said we can't beleive everything we read. exact response "You can't beleive everything you read. The European focus costs more and if it was brought over it would be in direct price and possible class competition with the Fusion" . So That is That i guess. Also they showed us the all new super-duties. You can now get a F-450 Pick-up directly from Ford, not just the Chassis. 6.5 litre deisel. 24000+ pounds of towing and 6,000+ pounds of payload. Its an absolute Monster.