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    Ford decides to stop selling all but two models of cars

    Really? I wonder what they will do when gas spikes again?

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...-focus-active/
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    Kind of makes sense to me. Around here what I see on the road is 75% pickups and the balance SUV's. The only "cars" I see around are Subarus.

    Ground clearance because of bad roads, sight distance because of deer, elk, and bear, and 4WD/AWD because of the long winters and lack of salt usage on the roads all add up to what I see.
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    I believe in 2020 Ford will have an electric rig plus they are/will be hybrid-izing many if not all of their SUV's and the F150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Really? I wonder what they will do when gas spikes again?

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...-focus-active/
    The gas is already starting to spike.. They may be in for some trouble J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Kind of makes sense to me. Around here what I see on the road is 75% pickups and the balance SUV's. The only "cars" I see around are Subarus.
    I think the end result will just be less "Ford cars". I was at Costco this morning and the lot was full so I took a look around. Yes there were a lot of SUVs and a few pickups but there were more regular cars by a very wide margin.

    So maybe it isn't so much that people aren't buying cars as much as it is people aren't buying Ford cars.

    Besides, what is a SUV anyway? I have a Toyota Highlander and my registration card lists it as a "Station wagon". :-)
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    Unless the revised EPA rules are changed dramatically all manufacturers have to have a corporate average fuel economy. Normally that means they have to sell fuel efficient vehicles to offset their larger products.
    I would suspect that yes, they will need to add electric and hybrid to pull this off.
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    Ford recently announced that they are pulling their "Fusion" out of NASCAR and replacing it with the Mustang. Chevrolet introduced the Camaro as their new NASCAR "body" this season, partly because the "SS", which was made in Australia by Holden has been sent to the dustbin of Auto history.

    Frankly, the bodies used by NASCAR don't represent anything on the street and they all look alike because of the aero packages and ever changing rules packages. Toyota did make their Camry a more "sporty" looking car and did improve the appearance of the Camry's actually sold to consumers.

    There was a time when what won on Sunday sold on Monday, but those days are long gone and other than the decals simulating the vehicles features and identifying it, most couldn't be told apart on the track.

    The Lincoln line can't be long for this world. The Lincoln car and SUV models (MKX and MKZ or something like that....) both have terrible reliability and resale experiences and have long lagged the competitors, plus they sell so few of these vehicles annually.

    In fact, I saw a report where more than half of all Lincoln vehicles were leased because of the subsidized lease deals which Lincoln offers with their inflated residual value, to keep the lease payment as low as possible to entice people to even look at them. The number of vehicles which Lincoln sells and the reputation they have achieved over the last decade, keeping the Lincoln brand alive can't be cost effective.
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    Yup Sulley, and that is exactly why I stopped watching nascar decades ago.
    I'm just praying right now that Formula 1 doesn't get any worse. It is the remaining sporting event I will follow with any semblance of interest.
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    On a side note, all the new Ford pickups will come standard with heated tailgates. That way, your hands will stay warm while you push it down the road.

    And yes, I drive a Chevy.

    Come on, some one had to say it.

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    Ford Vehicle sales, source carsalesbase.com

    Ford Mustang Ford 500 / Taurus Ford Escape SUV Ford Fiesta Ford Fusion Ford F Series
    Sales Numbers Sales Numbers Sales Numbers Sales Numbers Sales Numbers Sales Numbers
    2017 -81,866 41,236 308,296 46,249 209,623 896,764
    2016 -105,932 44,098 307,069 48,807 265,840 820,799
    2015 -122,439 48,816 306,492 64,458 300,170 780,354
    2014 -82,635 62,629 306,212 63,192 306,860 753,851
    2013 -77,186 79,960 295,993 71,073 295,280 763,402
    2012- 82,995 74,375 261,008 56,775 241,263 645,316
    2011 -70,438 63,526 254,293 68,574 248,067 584,917
    2010 -73,716 68,859 191,026 23,273 219,219 528,349
    2009- 66,623 45,617 173,044 180,671 413,625
    2008- 91,251 52,667 156,544 147,569 515,513
    2007- 134,626 68,178 165,596 149,552 690,589
    2006 -166,530 84,218 157,395 142,502 796,039
    2005- 160,975 107,932 165,122 169,830 901,463
    2004- 129,858 14,106 183,430 939,511
    2003- 140,350 167,678 845,586
    2002 138.356 145,471 813,701
    164,184
    42,635

    Based upon the actual sales numbers, it's easy to see how Ford has made the decision. The only two they are keeping in cars are the Mustang and a version of the Fusion, which is the best selling "car" for Ford, but it's a fraction of the F sales and the Escape and other SUV sales, which are not listed here.
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