Goddamn, Ford is already killing the GT...and the Lincoln LS

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  1. SirLumina

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    So much for that..
    http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060203/AUTO01/602030367/1148

     
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    well that's good news for people who already have GTs....
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    The LS wasn't doing too well on sales. Too expensive for a pseudo luxury sports sedan. The Zephyr handles a lot nicer, but they really need to get a manual Zephyr in the lineup.

    The one they have in R&D right now is supposed to be pretty neat.
     
  5. Aviv

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    The GT was never supposed to have a long run. They were planning on stopping production anyway and building the GR-1 concept.
     
  6. SoFlaJDM

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    i saw a GT on the road yesterday :bowdown:
     
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    son of a bitch. I think the ford gt is sex
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    so they're replacing the Ford GT with the Shelby GT500...did i read that right? :ugh:
     
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    The Zephyr is pathetic. IMO, it's a step back from the direction any luxury automaker is going in, and Lincoln is alrady like 3 steps behind Cadillac, who is like a step behind the rest of the market. It bases in the mid-20s (not bad for customers, but bad for image), has 220 hp v6 (not bad for the size), it's FWD (very bad, cheapens the car), and it's pretty much a rebadged Fusion with nicer interior appointments.

    I honestly don't see how Lincoln can continue as a luxury brand much longer. Their Continental replacement (the RDX or whatever) is a good start, but it's taking so long to get out, it copies a lot from the STS, and it's already in a naming controversy dispute with Acura because the name is "too close" to "MDX." Also, their future lineup will all be replaced by letters I'm sure, in an attempt to project a luxurious image.

    With a FWD $26,000 car.
     
  10. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    i think what they mean is that for a high performance,high profile product, they will be using the gt500 instead of the gt. not a direct car to car replacement.
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    they weren't doing well with the LS recently either.

    I'd rather get the zephyr or the milan before i considered the fusion. Build has better accessories
     
  12. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    kinda sad going from a replica LeMan's winner supercar, to a hoped up mustang to fill the void...:hs:
     
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    for a car of that price, 1300 cars is a good amount of cars sold. I somehow doubt ford ever counted at that the gt actually making them a profit :hsugh:
     
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    Although thinking about it, the Zephyr is a good TSX competitor. No 6 speed manual yet, but if they could get that out they might be set.
     
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    They get shit for it too. The TL would be the best luxury car in it's segment if it weren't FWD.
     
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    was my thinking :dunno:
     
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    Doesn't matter. If I'm going to spend $40k+ on a car, I want to know that it doesn't have any major parts with "cost saving" technology. I know FWD is also a weight solution and has advantages in the snow, but there are a lot of people out there who care about this sort of thing.
     
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    they are replacing it with the shelby gr1 concept. not a hopped up mustang.
     
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    There's a difference between "long" and 2 years.
     
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    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    a company scrapping unprofitable cars to try to pull themselves out of shit? GM might want to listen up.
     
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    Excuse me, I meant the "MRX" Continental replacement, which Acrua is suing them over for being too close to "MDX." And the RDX isn't out yet, so Acura doesn't make it yet either.
     
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    The problem came in when they had recalls telling people not to drive the GTs because they were dangerous, on top of some highly publicized problems with their secuirty system on a certain big Car TV show. ;)
     
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    There was no intention of making much money on it, if at all. It was a PR trick. Build the car, take a loss on it, and attract people to the showrooms and into a V6 Mustang or Fusion.
     

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