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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 10:48 AM
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51. These gigantic, ice-cream-truck looking things crack me up
Maybe people buy them because of a deep subconcious desire to crawl back into a protective womb full of 5 gallon drums of rocky road.

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  -This I Think Is Why FORD (Motor Company) is Going Down. >> The Cleaner  Jan-29-07 09:18 AM   #0 
  - they also quit making the Focus  movie_girl99   Jan-29-07 09:22 AM   #1 
  - a perfect example of bad decisions  madokie   Jan-29-07 09:26 AM   #4 
  - They may be gas-sucking behemoth road hogs  NCevilDUer   Jan-29-07 09:34 AM   #12 
  - LOL - that's probably true.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 09:50 AM   #29 
  - Thank you.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 09:50 AM   #28 
  - They just rolled out a 2008 model  Sock Puppet   Jan-29-07 09:26 AM   #5 
  - This is wrong - Ford still builds and sells the focus  Rosemary2205   Jan-29-07 09:35 AM   #14 
  - I stand corrected...thanks! n/t  movie_girl99   Jan-29-07 09:55 AM   #33 
  - It's the Taurus, the Taurus  dapper   Jan-29-07 11:03 AM   #58 
     - You have a problem with pensions?  conscious evolution   Jan-29-07 06:23 PM   #97 
  - They QUIT MAKING THE FOCUS????????  kestrel91316   Jan-29-07 10:27 AM   #39 
  - the Focus is really popular in Europe, when i was in London they were all over  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-29-07 10:37 AM   #43 
  - And it comes in diesel  loindelrio   Jan-29-07 10:52 AM   #52 
     - is that available only in the UK?  cosmicdot   Jan-29-07 11:15 AM   #66 
        - To the best of my knowledge, Europe only n/t  loindelrio   Jan-29-07 06:18 PM   #96 
  - I didn't know that  SusanaMontana41   Jan-29-07 11:40 AM   #71 
  - I just bought a 2007 Focus...  rateyes   Jan-29-07 12:36 PM   #75 
  - Someone on the board of directors (probably several someones)  YOY   Jan-29-07 09:23 AM   #2 
  - Someone needs to tell their Board of Directors that dinosaurs  Skidmore   Jan-29-07 09:24 AM   #3 
  - This is the same scenario that was first done in the '70s  MadHound   Jan-29-07 09:26 AM   #6 
  - Yep. Same crap, different decade. nt  raccoon   Jan-29-07 09:28 AM   #7 
  - Is is just me or is the first decade of the 21st Century very reminiscent of the 70s?  YOY   Jan-29-07 09:38 AM   #16 
  - Minus the great new musicians. In fact, the best of what we have now  Progs Rock   Jan-29-07 09:44 AM   #20 
  - We got more out of the 90s than we knew what to do with  YOY   Jan-29-07 09:53 AM   #31 
  - It doesn't keep me from searching though!  tabasco   Jan-29-07 10:34 AM   #40 
  - Yes, it is similar in a lot of ways.  raccoon   Jan-29-07 10:24 AM   #37 
  - Yea, except I don't think we'll ever again elect someone as honest as Jimmy Carter  Hippo_Tron   Jan-29-07 02:14 PM   #84 
  - They are the Detroit Lions of car companies. They were good way back when, before I was born.  corkhead   Jan-29-07 11:08 AM   #59 
  - Couldn't have possibily put it any better myself!  catabryna   Jan-29-07 10:19 AM   #36 
  - This can't be stressed enough  JeffR   Jan-29-07 11:43 AM   #72 
  - I think it is longer than the Hummer  n2doc   Jan-29-07 09:28 AM   #8 
  - Notice how they advertise - not for utility, but for FAMILY.  The Cleaner   Jan-29-07 09:35 AM   #15 
  - I thought the American Family Associtaion's boycott of Ford ...  meegbear   Jan-29-07 09:30 AM   #9 
  - But does it include a police escort and oversize vehicle permits?  Lastlaughin08   Jan-29-07 09:32 AM   #10 
  - They think we all love pick up trucks..  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 09:33 AM   #11 
  - I don't care for pickups all that much.  bushwentawol   Jan-29-07 09:49 AM   #26 
  - I don't mind pickups  simskl   Jan-29-07 10:47 AM   #48 
  - Many of us do.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 09:53 AM   #30 
  - Another huge error: Ford stopped production of the Taurus.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-29-07 09:34 AM   #13 
  - That was a popular and safe car  noonwitch   Jan-29-07 09:46 AM   #23 
  - I was too late..  dapper   Jan-29-07 11:13 AM   #62 
  - The Taurus was America's Fleet Car  jmowreader   Jan-29-07 11:25 AM   #68 
  - Their vanilla flavored Rangers are pretty good too  nolabels   Jan-29-07 11:37 AM   #69 
  - Can't remember where I heard this ... but I think the Taurus had transmission problems.  eppur_se_muova   Jan-29-07 02:11 PM   #82 
  - WTH?!  sakabatou   Jan-29-07 09:42 AM   #17 
  - I HATE driving behind these pieces-of-shit......  BlueJazz   Jan-29-07 09:43 AM   #18 
  - They build them because people buy them  RGBolen   Jan-29-07 09:43 AM   #19 
  - So Ford is not responsible for building a gas-guzzling, environmentally damaging, low MPG SUV?  The Cleaner   Jan-29-07 09:47 AM   #24 
  - Not so much as the buying public who keeps demanding them.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 11:14 AM   #65 
  - I think the presence of these things on the road causes other people to buy them in self-defense.  ArbustoBuster   Jan-29-07 02:57 PM   #90 
  - Corporate responsibility? It's extinct. nt  raccoon   Jan-29-07 11:17 AM   #67 
  - So why is Ford having so many financial problems?  Hippo_Tron   Jan-29-07 02:17 PM   #85 
  - Look at the size of that thing!  Tyo   Jan-29-07 09:44 AM   #21 
  - If one of these monsters hit me  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 09:49 AM   #27 
     - Give me your Celica any day  Tyo   Jan-29-07 10:15 AM   #35 
     - According to this article, your fear may be unfounded:  MikeDuffy   Jan-29-07 02:13 PM   #83 
        - maybe  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 02:58 PM   #91 
  - And, of course, idiots here in Seattle get them  Progs Rock   Jan-29-07 09:46 AM   #22 
  - Oh! That drives me crazy too....  Blue Belle   Jan-29-07 10:02 AM   #34 
     - The short bus. That explains things. ;^)  Progs Rock   Jan-30-07 10:32 AM   #98 
  - No - they're going down because our country won't provide  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 09:49 AM   #25 
  - But if they had recognized the trend and started selling crossovers/hybrids earlier,  The Cleaner   Jan-29-07 09:55 AM   #32 
     - Roger and Me.  raccoon   Jan-29-07 10:26 AM   #38 
     - Health care costs have been rising for decades.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 10:58 AM   #55 
        - You are misinformed on hybrids for sure.  The Cleaner   Jan-29-07 11:37 AM   #70 
           - The Ford Escape is available with a hybrid engine.  Tatiana   Jan-29-07 03:17 PM   #92 
  - They should just roll-out The Ford Rapture. n/t  IanDB1   Jan-29-07 10:34 AM   #41 
  - Ford makes those huge "status" cars pugs like to drive.  Xenotime   Jan-29-07 10:35 AM   #42 
  - I get more than 40 mpg in my European Ford Fusion  Apollo11   Jan-29-07 10:39 AM   #44 
  - Because they don't sell.  Clark2008   Jan-29-07 11:13 AM   #63 
     - Have you seen "Who Killed the Electric Car?"  The Cleaner   Jan-29-07 02:27 PM   #89 
  - perfect for the family...to move into  kineneb   Jan-29-07 10:40 AM   #45 
  - Hardly. They are going down cuz their cars and trucks are UGLY AS FUCK.  xultar   Jan-29-07 10:41 AM   #46 
  - Ford owns Volvo. And I like my Volvo.  donco6   Jan-29-07 10:41 AM   #47 
  - New SUV's  Parche   Jan-29-07 10:47 AM   #49 
  - "Take it all in" - how appropriate  wtmusic   Jan-29-07 10:47 AM   #50 
  - These gigantic, ice-cream-truck looking things crack me up  Batgirl   Jan-29-07 10:48 AM   #51 
  - Don't worry. The gubmint will bail them out and then we'll all marvel at their amazing recovery  progressoid   Jan-29-07 10:56 AM   #53 
  - Don't you love how hypocritical of Repukes that is, when giving  treestar   Jan-29-07 11:13 AM   #64 
     - Yep - I had a RWer tell me how corporations need tax breaks and  progressoid   Jan-29-07 12:56 PM   #76 
  - Another part of Ford's problem  bikebloke   Jan-29-07 10:56 AM   #54 
  - what would the insurgents use if ford didn't step up?  maxsolomon   Jan-29-07 11:00 AM   #56 
  - The funniest thing about big SUV's are the drivers...  bleedingheart   Jan-29-07 11:00 AM   #57 
  - think they are invincible..  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 11:09 AM   #60 
  - Not everything they are doing is bad (including in the SUV field)... See for yourself!  MessiahRp   Jan-29-07 11:11 AM   #61 
  - The whole E85 business that GM and Ford are pushing is basically a  lectrobyte   Jan-29-07 01:09 PM   #80 
  - Not necessarily.  ContraBass Black   Jan-29-07 11:44 AM   #73 
  - My dad recently test drove the new Explorer  CabalPowered   Jan-29-07 11:44 AM   #74 
  - The big ass SUV's  moez   Jan-29-07 12:58 PM   #77 
  - Why do they stil continue to make monster SUVs?  tex-wyo-dem   Jan-29-07 01:03 PM   #78 
  - you answered your question...  QuestionAll   Jan-29-07 02:17 PM   #86 
     - People buy them because that's what they are selling, selling, selling  aphopkin   Jan-30-07 11:51 AM   #99 
        - i saw the same ads, but i never bought one.  QuestionAll   Jan-30-07 01:24 PM   #100 
  - Oh the irony, considering that the simple Model T started it all.  Winebrat   Jan-29-07 01:04 PM   #79 
  - RW soliders buy them - they are everywhere near bases n/t  28erl   Jan-29-07 01:10 PM   #81 
  - Ford should make AFFORDABLE/ordinary pickups and Mustangs  SoCalDem   Jan-29-07 02:17 PM   #87 
  - well, speaking for my family...  lies and propaganda   Jan-29-07 02:25 PM   #88 
  - Don't feel bad for it -just keep an eye out in the future  TornadoTN   Jan-29-07 03:31 PM   #93 
  - A minivan does the same thing  hogwyld   Jan-29-07 03:38 PM   #94 
  - It's a Ford....... GREENHOUSE!  Porcupine   Jan-29-07 03:50 PM   #95 
 

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