Originally Posted by bristol16
really? i like the Fusion and the Five Hundred...much more so than the Taurus. the F150 is a lot nicer these days too.
Don't get me wrong. I believe the Fusion (Mazda 6) is a good car. One of the best cars I ever owned was a Ford-badged MX6 (Probe GT.) But the dealers were awful, and prices for parts astronomical. OK, so I had a bad experience. But what about the NEW Fords will compel
me back into their showroom? Or a first time buyer? Or someone who doesn't taditionally buy Fords? The Mustang didn't work on me in any trim level. Uninspired body designs with chrome slat grills on their mainstream sedans? I can barely tell the Fusion from the 500, let alone a Mercury Milan from those two. These days, with so many car choices, you really can get it all (looks, performance, price, features) in one package. I put looks first because I think they really affect a car purchase, especially when considering a brand you've not owned before.
The G6 was my first GM car ever. I liked the looks, so I decided to rent one. I liked the driving experience, so I went to the dealer and drove a convert and a coupe. Frankly, the reason I'm driving a G6 today is because I wanted the best-looking rental car I could get...
Sorry to ramble, just wanted to clarify my Ford-bashing. It seems like now more than ever they would try for some home runs instead of bunts style-wise. And yeah, the trucks look pretty good. For trucks. I'm just not a truck guy.