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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

Why can't Ford give us a great RWD/AWD Sedan for Lincoln and Ford off the Mustang Platform. Also a true X5 competitor. Crossovers like the Ecosmart are junk...heavy...slow...cramped...rattly...yet we get that instead of the great new Focus ST.
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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 10:59 PM
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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

Sedans don't sell, although CD6 Explorer and Aviator may have some components in common with Mustang.
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Is too late to use the Mustang platform for sedans. The sedans are dead. Maybe some kind of sedan mix with crossover on the new longitudinal engine platform (C6).

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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

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Why can't Ford give us a great RWD/AWD Sedan for Lincoln and Ford off the Mustang Platform.
I believe the current Mustang platform was not designed to accommodate AWD.
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post #5 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

If Sedans are dead why hasn't someone informed Toyota, Lexus, Hyndai, Kia, Genesis, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Volvo....did they miss the memo? Fords option for the Focus is the Ecosport. Its unrefined, heavy, cramped...definitly not eco or sport. And it cost more than equivalent sedan. If we get well engineered crossovers thats great but I feel we will get mushy handling products with a higher price tag because they feel the target buyer mom has no idea what makes a car good.
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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

New RWD platform is better than Mustang and also underpins the new Explorer ST, which will be great competition to X5.

Ford has decided that sedans with ICE are a dying breed in America. Our fingers are crossed that they return one day with BEV.
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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

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If Sedans are dead why hasn't someone informed Toyota, Lexus, Hyndai, Kia, Genesis, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Volvo....did they miss the memo?
The customers are now informing them. Check out the sales charts!

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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

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If Sedans are dead why hasn't someone informed Toyota, Lexus, Hyndai, Kia, Genesis, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Volvo....did they miss the memo? Fords option for the Focus is the Ecosport. Its unrefined, heavy, cramped...definitly not eco or sport. And it cost more than equivalent sedan. If we get well engineered crossovers thats great but I feel we will get mushy handling products with a higher price tag because they feel the target buyer mom has no idea what makes a car good.
The memos are out there, and, like Logan's Run mentioned, the sales figures make for strong memos of their own.

Let me help guide you to some memos:

https://www.cbtnews.com/people-arent...edans-anymore/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/japans-...amp-1525265207

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...les/384210002/

If GM can justify Buick, and if Honda can justify Acura, we can damned well have Mercury back.
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Re: Ford needs to use the Mustang Platform...

The next gen Mustang is using a platform that will share parts with the Explorer and Aviator. Still, I doubt we'll see any RWD/AWS sedans or coupes that arent a Mustang.
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post #10 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 05:37 PM
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FORD sedans are dead! It wasn't a sudden death. It was caused by years of starvation.
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