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SS306
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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 05-21-2003 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SS306   Click Here to Email SS306     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a life long Ford guy through and through...let's get that straight. always will be.
BUT..anyone else feel a little ripped off that Ford (as a $$gazillion dollar company) refuses to do anything new but refresh 20yr old designs with new marketing schemes.

Now we have an old(new) T-bird, the mustang (which is both my car and car of choice) went back to the beginning and now looks like a '69, there's a "forty-nine", etc....

It's almost as if they either don't have new ideas or are saving money by not developing new ideas and are simply going through what's been done. Personally, I feel ripped off by the company that I associate my life long love of cars with. (Not to mention that when you get in a $60,000 Suburban it feel like you're in a palace and when you get in a $60,000 Expedition it's the exact same as an F150.

Hope I don't offend anyone here...just an observation from a fellow ford enthusiast.

Steve

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-04-2003 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a matter of market research and giving people what they want. Their target market want cars like that, not ricey space ship units. You saw where the GM F body ended up with their grotesque pseudomodern designs.

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adragon8u
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Registered: Mar 2003

posted 07-28-2003 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually like the idea of "retro" styling. I've been complaining for years that I miss the days when cars had personality. I was tired of seeing all makes and models looking like each other. when I was just a little kid riding in the back seat of my parents car, I could call off makes and years, but as the years pasted and all the cars looked the same, I got increasinly frustrated. I think the new mustang looks very cool, and also that they're bringing back the wider grill again.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-29-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exactly!

For all the different cars on the market now I wouldn't give 99.9999997% of them a second glance.

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adragon8u
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posted 07-29-2003 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
btw, SS306, nice website! the 47 olds just sort of grabbed my attention right off. nice work.

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