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93. The 2007 Mondeo is on a brand new platform
It is not the old Contour. It shares the platform with the current Volvo S80.
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  -Ford to retool U.S. plants for European cars DainBramaged  Jul-20-08 10:16 AM   #0 
  - This could be a good thing?  notadmblnd   Jul-20-08 10:19 AM   #1 
  - It would be nice, wouldn't it!  DainBramaged   Jul-20-08 10:20 AM   #3 
  - Some pictures and specs  DainBramaged   Jul-20-08 10:20 AM   #2 
  - I could smack Ford.  SmileyRose   Jul-20-08 01:07 PM   #22 
  - Me too, GM is doing the same thing, they think we are idiots  DainBramaged   Jul-20-08 01:43 PM   #24 
  - does ford offer a convertible in the american market...?  QuestionAll   Jul-20-08 02:23 PM   #26 
  - Ford has made some very nice cars in Europe over the years  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-20-08 07:26 PM   #35 
  - Yes that has beautiful lines n/t  Indenturedebtor   Jul-21-08 11:06 AM   #61 
  - At least it's not a Bubble-Butt  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:13 AM   #68 
  - reminds me of a Karman Ghia  SoCalDem   Jul-21-08 04:34 PM   #109 
     - It's larger  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-21-08 05:19 PM   #113 
  - Love that Focus coupe'!  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 10:54 AM   #58 
  - It is the prettiest thing on the page save the GT.  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:14 AM   #70 
     - I agree. n/t  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 06:13 PM   #117 
  - Awww... crap.  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:12 AM   #66 
  - The 4x4 Diesel Powered Kuga SUV gets 44.1 MPG  LSK   Jul-21-08 01:22 PM   #88 
     - The mileage in US MPG isn't quite as spectacular  TommyO   Jul-21-08 02:31 PM   #90 
     - The SUV is a dying breed  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 07:15 PM   #122 
  - I never understood why Ford's European line isn't for sale here  tridim   Jul-20-08 10:24 AM   #4 
  - I would bet the margins on those are pretty small  Mr. Blonde   Jul-20-08 10:37 AM   #7 
  - Because you can really only have one small car...  krispos42   Jul-20-08 10:49 AM   #12 
  - About the Contour...  JonathanChance   Jul-20-08 12:44 PM   #17 
  - Yes.  SmileyRose   Jul-20-08 01:03 PM   #20 
  - That's what I believe it was. The Mondeo platform.  krispos42   Jul-20-08 07:07 PM   #30 
     - Funny, the guys on Top Gear LOVED it  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:17 AM   #72 
        - The 2007 Mondeo is on a brand new platform  high density   Jul-21-08 02:43 PM   #93 
        - and they H A T E american made cars  comtec   Jul-22-08 05:58 AM   #132 
  - They won't sell many SUVs so long as the gas price stays up,  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 10:57 AM   #59 
  - They were selling millions of the giant SUV's and  old mark   Jul-21-08 01:44 PM   #89 
  - Hope this encourages a Vauxhall invasion from GM, too.  flvegan   Jul-20-08 10:27 AM   #5 
  - Wouldn't THAT be a hoot!  dbt   Jul-20-08 10:37 AM   #9 
     - And just LOOK at this  flvegan   Jul-20-08 10:45 AM   #10 
     - That's what I'm talkin' ABOUT!  dbt   Jul-20-08 10:47 AM   #11 
     - Why stop at GM?  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 11:53 AM   #82 
     - I see it... and it's ugly  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:19 AM   #73 
     - The automakers aren't the ones buying vehicles. We all do.  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 11:03 AM   #60 
  - Ford, don't stop with Europe.  Opposite Reaction   Jul-20-08 10:27 AM   #6 
  - That reminds me of the El Camino or a Ranchero.  JonathanChance   Jul-20-08 12:46 PM   #18 
     - The Ute preceeded the Ranchero by about five years.  Opposite Reaction   Jul-20-08 01:49 PM   #25 
     - That's because that's basically what it is.  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:21 AM   #74 
  - They do this or face elimination.  sellitman   Jul-20-08 10:37 AM   #8 
  - to expensive to make in europe and sell here  madrchsod   Jul-20-08 10:55 AM   #13 
  - I personnaly like the Falcon built in Australia  peanut2010   Jul-20-08 11:06 AM   #14 
  - Screw ford and the other big two  blues90   Jul-20-08 11:20 AM   #15 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-20-08 11:34 AM   #16 
  - Lets screw Ford  Thothmes   Jul-20-08 07:12 PM   #31 
  - My thread in response to this was deleted  blues90   Jul-20-08 07:46 PM   #38 
  - Your are correct on all accounts  Thothmes   Jul-21-08 06:56 AM   #49 
     - That may be true .  blues90   Jul-21-08 12:14 PM   #84 
  - Some people think their dream of a compliant society where THEY  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 06:57 AM   #50 
     - People can still buy cars when there is the public transport option  Indenturedebtor   Jul-21-08 11:14 AM   #69 
     - Classic overreaction from Mr. GM  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 02:52 PM   #94 
  - America needs a revitalized auto industry. It's a huge part of our economy and way of life.  Owl   Jul-20-08 07:12 PM   #33 
  - If ford built these cars and sold them in the UK then  blues90   Jul-20-08 07:52 PM   #39 
     - I agree with you and concur that the American division of Ford, GM, etc., seems mindless at times...  Owl   Jul-20-08 08:11 PM   #41 
        - Show me the silver lining ,Please  blues90   Jul-20-08 08:23 PM   #43 
           - Again I agree with you. This country needs a massive infusion of realism and mass-transit.  Owl   Jul-20-08 08:49 PM   #47 
  - No they didn't.  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:23 AM   #75 
     - how do you arrive at this conclusion?  blues90   Jul-21-08 03:52 PM   #104 
        - Nobody MADE people buy SUVs, dude.  Codeine   Jul-21-08 06:07 PM   #114 
           - I did'nt say people were forced to by SUV's  blues90   Jul-21-08 06:31 PM   #119 
              - Ah, jeez.  Codeine   Jul-21-08 06:50 PM   #120 
                 - If you think you all the answers , lets hear them.  blues90   Jul-21-08 07:19 PM   #123 
                 - No, America wanted SUVs because automakers needed something to replace CAFE banned station wagons  Leopolds Ghost   Jul-22-08 01:11 AM   #127 
  - It's ALWAYS the anti-Union pretenders who are against any progress  DainBramaged   Jul-20-08 12:59 PM   #19 
  - What would you know about it ?  blues90   Jul-21-08 03:53 PM   #105 
  - Oh please  JustAnotherGen   Jul-20-08 01:06 PM   #21 
  - The Smart is already here. There's one in my neighborhood.  Tesha   Jul-20-08 06:50 PM   #28 
     - Smart is rubbish... Very poor economy for the size  JCMach1   Jul-21-08 07:51 AM   #53 
        - From the FAQ...  Tesha   Jul-21-08 11:15 AM   #71 
           - The new Chevy Cruze coming in 2009 will get 42+ MPG highway  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 11:24 AM   #76 
           - Cars that are "coming soon" always get better mileage than cars that are actually available. (NT)  Tesha   Jul-21-08 02:40 PM   #92 
              - Then go buy one that's available. Don't grind my nuts.  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 03:11 PM   #100 
                 - I'm sorry -- I thought you *STARTED THIS THREAD* because you wanted discussion.  Tesha   Jul-21-08 03:22 PM   #101 
                    - (sigh) goodbye, you hate domestics and Union workers anyway  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 03:25 PM   #102 
                       - Nope, don't hate union workes. 'Stood with a great bunch of UAW men and women...  Tesha   Jul-21-08 03:34 PM   #103 
                       - What are they doing selling cars in the UK then?  treestar   Jul-21-08 04:08 PM   #107 
                          - Another X  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 04:32 PM   #108 
                             - But can you "ignore" reality, just by clicking on a check-box?  Tesha   Jul-22-08 05:44 AM   #131 
           - 33/41 is pretty good, but I'm a little disappointed  bunkerbuster1   Jul-21-08 11:26 AM   #77 
           - Sorry about the lousy formatting, but Smart wins (and by quite a bit)  Tesha   Jul-21-08 02:53 PM   #95 
              - I'm pretty familiar with the little-car stats  bunkerbuster1   Jul-21-08 03:10 PM   #99 
           - The Smart got an unfavorable review in Consumer Reports  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 12:19 PM   #85 
              - Actual EPA numbers are posted in my reply just above. I wouldn't call then "similar".  Tesha   Jul-21-08 02:55 PM   #96 
                 - Smart 33/41; Fit 33/38; Yaris 34/40 (you said these aren't similar?)  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 10:03 PM   #126 
                    - Here are the numbers I posted for the FIT; what's your source for 33/38?  Tesha   Jul-22-08 05:39 AM   #130 
                       - Consumer Reports lists the EPA mileage figures  CreekDog   Jul-22-08 07:52 AM   #134 
                          - CR probably had the older, higher "2007 method" numbers. (NT)  Tesha   Jul-22-08 08:08 AM   #135 
                             - that's what i thought  CreekDog   Jul-22-08 08:11 AM   #136 
  - Will cars be built here and shipped overseas?  herbster   Jul-20-08 01:08 PM   #23 
  - perhaps you would like a copy of the PM you sent for all to see who you really are?  blues90   Jul-20-08 04:55 PM   #27 
  - The Mondeo's a GREAT car! It's G-damned about time!  Owl   Jul-20-08 06:54 PM   #29 
  - Used to be sold here as the Contour.  bunkerbuster1   Jul-20-08 07:34 PM   #36 
     - The contour was the POS of all time crap.  blues90   Jul-20-08 07:56 PM   #40 
     - The Mondeo's I've driven recently are fine vehicles.  Owl   Jul-20-08 08:13 PM   #42 
        - they are not the same car .  blues90   Jul-20-08 08:24 PM   #44 
           - " bringing over European models, including the mid-size Mondeo"  Owl   Jul-20-08 08:32 PM   #45 
              - no i have'nt . To be honest I really have no interest in cars  blues90   Jul-20-08 10:17 PM   #48 
     - Mondeo is NOT a Contour- the new ones are completely different  JCMach1   Jul-21-08 07:49 AM   #52 
     - The Taurus is similar to the Mondeo  Zenzic   Jul-21-08 08:45 AM   #54 
     - The Brits had a one-size up car that was a rear-driver, unlike the Taurus...  bunkerbuster1   Jul-21-08 11:08 AM   #64 
     - You're saying the old Contour wasn't the similar-vintage Mondial of the 90s?  bunkerbuster1   Jul-21-08 11:07 AM   #63 
     - I had a '98 1/2 Contour and loved it! Wish I had gotten the manual  TommyO   Jul-21-08 12:27 PM   #86 
        - Oy, the Focus. Ford, WTF are you thinking?  bunkerbuster1   Jul-22-08 06:44 AM   #133 
  - DainBramaged  Diclotican   Jul-20-08 07:12 PM   #32 
  - when in europe i've always been impressed by the better feel of the european ford  spanone   Jul-20-08 07:14 PM   #34 
  - Can we have the Ka? Pretty please?  bunkerbuster1   Jul-20-08 07:37 PM   #37 
  - KAKA KAKA KAKA  DainBramaged   Jul-20-08 08:37 PM   #46 
  - Mondeo is better than what Toyota is making this days... what shocks me is how long it took them  JCMach1   Jul-21-08 07:49 AM   #51 
  - What about Fiat in the US?  Zenzic   Jul-21-08 08:47 AM   #55 
  - Fiat never succeeded here, bad service reputation  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 09:33 AM   #56 
  - The Fiats had a reputation of poor functioning in cold climates.  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 11:08 AM   #65 
     - The metal on the body would rust to bits from moisture and road salt. Great cars to drive, though.  herbster   Jul-21-08 05:10 PM   #112 
        - Had they caught on in Michigan (ha-ha), they would have brought  amandabeech   Jul-21-08 06:15 PM   #118 
  - My son bought a Fiat recently.. a 1973 convertible  SoCalDem   Jul-21-08 04:47 PM   #110 
     - Those are nice  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-21-08 07:20 PM   #124 
  - It's about damned time.  B3Nut   Jul-21-08 10:45 AM   #57 
  - The new Saturn is hot!  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 11:13 AM   #67 
     - Oh yeah baby!  B3Nut   Jul-21-08 11:47 AM   #79 
  - Wouldn't it be better to just import them?  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 11:07 AM   #62 
  - Wow... way to shit on American workers.  Clark2008   Jul-21-08 11:27 AM   #78 
  - How come every time a car design is modified here  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 11:50 AM   #80 
  - "Time to retrain the workers to do something that doesn't destroy the earth"  Leopolds Ghost   Jul-22-08 01:15 AM   #128 
  - Isn't it shitting on the executives/decision makers, not the workers?  herbster   Jul-21-08 11:52 AM   #81 
  - Exactly! Unless we can decapitate the management  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 12:07 PM   #83 
  - That is the norm here, and why I put so many people on ignore  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 01:18 PM   #87 
     - quick question for you  Real_Talk   Jul-21-08 02:39 PM   #91 
        - You answered your own question: "built in the US with US components"  Romulox   Jul-21-08 02:59 PM   #97 
        - as are american cars  sentelle   Jul-21-08 06:09 PM   #115 
        - Te workers earn less in wages and benefits than UAW workers, the profits go back to japan  DainBramaged   Jul-21-08 03:09 PM   #98 
           - Minor quibble but...  Xithras   Jul-21-08 04:59 PM   #111 
           - Not only that, but I would suspect  hogwyld   Jul-21-08 07:12 PM   #121 
           - Are the content lables false?  Real_Talk   Jul-23-08 12:58 AM   #138 
  - Umm, who is going to be able to afford to purchase one if the jobs are overseas?  NNN0LHI   Jul-21-08 06:11 PM   #116 
  - Early 70's Cadilac was including a Honda free with every purcase.  Imagevision   Jul-21-08 03:59 PM   #106 
  - I plan on buying the new Ford Verve.  roamer65   Jul-21-08 09:01 PM   #125 
  - How about a gubmint subsidy for any commuter car built in this country that gets over 40mpg  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-22-08 01:21 AM   #129 
  - GM is not resting either.  TommyO   Jul-22-08 05:12 PM   #137 
 

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