Ford Stops Making Cars


#21

Damn. What I’m reading is that they’re not though. Do you have the link to this Reuters article?

This is the closest I could find:

GM won’t follow Ford, FCA on sedan cuts — yet


#22

It’s nothing more than a chopped Honda Pilot. Really lazy stuff for a vehicle that was highly anticipated by Honda.


#23

I would like to see Honda make an attempt at an ACTUAL truck


#24

Thats exactly where I land after owning my RRS. Now my wife wants one too…


#25

i dont think i’ll ever be in that boat. If i have to drive a truck or SUV or anything higher off the ground than my STi. I feel like i’m riding on stilts, just sucks the fun out of driving for me 100%, and i really love to drive.

its all about perspective, i’ve mostly driven 2 seater cars in the past 20 or so years i’ve been driving, the most practical car i’ve had as a DD, is one of my two STi’s. unless you count the 99 legacy wagon i only pulled out of the garage when there was way too much snow on the ground, or i needed to transport mtn bikes etc.(we are talking about a 900$ legacy, it was not nice at all) so for me, driving something simply with 4 doors seems like its huge, with a TON of room. wait i actually have a full size trunk?!?!


#26

You (and most members of this site) are a totally niche demographic though. You drive certain cars because they are “cool” to you and you actually enjoy the act of driving. 99% of cars sold are as a utility. They get a person, and their belongings, from point a to point b.

If you talked to 90% of people out there and asked them to even-trade their boring crossover SUV with your STi, most people would turn you down.


#27

i’m not sure about that one, i think most people are just too afraid to have something that is inconvenient for them, or that they pay more to have the sporty version. most people that have said anything about my car are along the lines of, oh i wish i could get one. my response is, you can, just have to sacrifice elsewhere. keep in mind this coming from someone who had an FR-S as the practical car for a few years, which i guess was better than having the S2000 as my practical car, i’ve done that also lol

i get that a lot of people just dont care about cars, that outlook is only going to make the current crop of cars(and future) just get worse over time if everyone is just complacent with boring average cars. that is, if this is the majority.


#28

They were never IN the truck market.


#29

I think Lincoln is doing some interesting stuff right now… except for the shifter buttons. I HATE THEM SO MUCH:

http://www.egmcartech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/lincolnmkzgears.jpg


#30

same here, ridgeline is nothing but a half-assed truck builds on a oddessy van chassis.