Along with the progress Wings mentioned, I think they've gotten a Lot of their priorities in motion
so much so that "it's about time"
that Ford started doing something with things that have been forgotten/ignored/back-burnered, like the Ranger and Panthers and ...ummm...Lincoln-MERCURY
yeah, I know they are
working on the T6 and (hoping/guessing:
) on the GlobalRwdPlatform too
there's that 'mystery redo' the Panthers/STAP are supposed to get next year ...actually Part2... where all that Part1 had to show for it was a new grille on the GM (=$100,000,000 btw); so I'm hoping they also got a bunch of design work done on that 1st budget and we'll get more visible results from the 2nd.
I was reading the current "Mercury to be Phased Out by 2011" thread at BON
, and I'm so afraid they'll actually do it - the ultimate abandon-rather-than-fix of all time - and If/Then they'll spend a fortune (I am SURE
) on getting new models accepted for
the same role
that Mercury could
fill, if given the product to do it.
I'd really like to hear Why Mercury has no CD3 or D3 CUV,
Why there's no Merc version of the re-done Focus,
and Why it's taking an extra 3+ Years to bring out the Lincoln version of the D3 (ie 3+ years from the 500/Montego intro).
plus (back to your question) it doesn't help the great new products being sold next to the orphans...
I have more specific suggestions to offer if you know an email address to send them to.
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