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Even a guy like me, which has nothing to do with the automobile industry and is just a fan of Ford, knows for months that Hackett must be replaced urgently by someone who knows this industry and, preferably, someone from Ford. If this does not happen, Ford will remain as a small local company in the USA and Canada. Ford in 2017 had 6.5% of the sales share worldwide (the third after Toyota and VW). How will that percentage be today?
 

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Have owned numerous Fords back in the UK when I relocated to this side of the pond in the late 90's it was quite disappointing to see what was on offer from Ford on these shores, it appeared to be the F-150 company and nothing else yet down in Mexico where half the Fords I would have wanted to purchased, however different regions have different tastes so I just chalked it up to that.



Then fast forward a number of years to the appointment of Alan Mulally and all of sudden Fords are back on the menu, sure they where still bean countered for the USA market but it was early days and the Euro Fords that I like where at least going to be on sale, while I was disappointed in how the mk3 Focus RS turned out even that managed to be available for purchase, but since Mulally left rather than continue and improve upon the 'one world Ford' mentality it has all reverted back to business as normal and back to being the F-150 company with everything else becoming a sea of out dated metal with minimal effort in updates that is of little interest.


Maybe there is some amazing stuff in the pipeline yet to be shown but as it stands and as great as the F-150 is I have no interest in trucks so Ford is no longer on the menu and once my Focus ST gets long in the tooth and in need of replacement I will have to return to the German camp, while Ford continues down the path to becoming the next Isuzu :(.
 

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Hackett is out. October 1 is the last day for him. Too late. Ford is in the worst shape it’s be in the last decades. Hope the Bronco could save it.
 

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Even a guy like me, which has nothing to do with the automobile industry and is just a fan of Ford, knows for months that Hackett must be replaced urgently by someone who knows this industry and, preferably, someone from Ford. If this does not happen, Ford will remain as a small local company in the USA and Canada. Ford in 2017 had 6.5% of the sales share worldwide (the third after Toyota and VW). How will that percentage be today?
Well, you got your wish. I had all my doubts about Hackett from the start, never liked him, but gave him the benefit of the doubt. I will give same to Farley, and at least he is a Ford product guy.
 

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Well, you got your wish. I had all my doubts about Hackett from the start, never liked him, but gave him the benefit of the doubt. I will give same to Farley, and at least he is a Ford product guy.
The Explorer launch debacle marked the end of Hackett as Ford CEO. That was an incredible AN unforgettable mistake that report a gigantic loss for Ford. I am sure that Farley take the position (in non official form) since that event.
I hope the new Bronco will report the profits Ford need desperately. And the recovery in Wall Street Hackett never can made.

And I hope Farley give to Ford fans some new and exiting cars... and when I say cars , I say sedans. Maybe a Mustang 4 door coupe? Maybe a big sedan to share with Lincoln? Of course, those sedans must be high ride vehicles.. something between sedan and crossovers.
 

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The Explorer launch debacle marked the end of Hackett as Ford CEO. That was an incredible AN unforgettable mistake that report a gigantic loss for Ford. I am sure that Farley take the position (in non official form) since that event.
I hope the new Bronco will report the profits Ford need desperately. And the recovery in Wall Street Hackett never can made.

And I hope Farley give to Ford fans some new and exiting cars... and when I say cars , I say sedans. Maybe a Mustang 4 door coupe? Maybe a big sedan to share with Lincoln? Of course, those sedans must be high ride vehicles.. something between sedan and crossovers.

Explorer launched well over a year ago, and the development years leading up to it had almost nothing to do with Hackett who joined at the very end of it. That said, Explorer was a very complex launch that included all new engines, hybrid systems and transmissions coupled with an all new platform. Frought with several issues, It was hardly a debacle and still a class leading product. Frankly, I am amazed they did not have more issues given the complexity of the launch, but most of the issues related to that radical and completely new hybrid drivetrain.


I honestly have no idea where Farley will lead Ford. I am not a huge fan of him, but he seems very enthusiastic and motivated to implement a change. I could never say that for Hackett. I sat in employee briefings with him, and Hackett never ever impressed me as someone who really enjoyed what he did. And he talked in general over-arching phrases, and rarely talked up product....only future directions. I doubt he had much to do with Bronco either, even thought it is launching under him.

I have little faith in Farley as well, although I will wait to see his plan overall, before I conclude on it.
 

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The Explorer is a leading product now, the best selling 3 row medium size SUV (very ahead from the Toyota Highlander and the one of the few vehicles that are selling better this year than 2019) but the launch was a disaster. Whatever the causes, was a disaster that provoque losses for Ford.
I read that Farley have much to do with the new Bronco and the new Mustang Mach E. I hope that is true and he promote a Renaissance of new products for Ford and Lincoln
 

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