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Current Car: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reserve Ice Storm 2.0h CVTPrevious Cars
2008 Ford Focus SE Sedan White 2.0L Duratec I4 4 Speed Automatic
2004 Lincoln LS V6 Luxury Cashmere Tri-Coat 3.0L Duratec V6 5 Speed Automatic with SST
1999 Mercury Sable LS Premium Toreador Red Clear Coat Metalic 3.0L Duratec V6 4 Speed Automatic
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Sad day. Condolences to his loved ones and associates.
I had no idea he was still with us, sad news either way
Great man! One of the few automotive CEO's that became a household name.
Looked just like my Granddad, remember when I was young watching him on TV commercials wondering if they were related somehow.
RIP Mr. Iacocca.
One smart cookie. I remember the story of when Hank the Deuce fired him. "I just don't like some people." He said the same thing when he ordered Lido to fire Hal Sperling (obviously before being fired himself). Come on Deuce, just tell him you don't like him, don't go all passive aggressive.
Mustang. Minivan. Now those would make cool headstones. RIP Lee, you're one in a million.
2017 Soul &, Titanium
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.--Unattributed
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."--Benjamin Franklin
"The freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter."--George Washington
Another of the "greatest generation" has departed us. Mr. Iacocca was a great American automotive executive and he accomplished many great things in the industry. May he rest in peace! Thanks, Mr. Iacocca, for the Ford Mustang, the Lincoln Mark III and for saving Chrysler Corporation--and restoring the Statue of Liberty!
Mustang Wagon for his hearse? sad when anyone dies but 94 is a pretty good innings. RIP Lee and thanks for you input to the automotive world.
I was saddened to read this late last night. Mr. Iacocca had a complex legacy with some unquestioned triumphs and some failures. He was an industry giant, and an American giant with a big, brash personality. He had swagger, but he did often back up that swagger with real accomplishments.
Personally, I wish he and Kirk Kerkorian had succeeded in their bid to take over Chrysler in 1995.
Last edited by ksr; 07-03-2019 at 06:53 AM.
Drives a 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe and a 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA.
In the past, I've had a 5th gen Camaro, a CTS sedan and coupe, two 3rd gen Firebird Formulas, a convertible 4th gen Trans Am, a Reatta, a couple of Monte Carlos, an Avenger coupe, a couple of Cavalier hatchbacks, a Saturn SC1, and a Cherokee.
Bill Ford has released a statement:
"Lee Iacocca was truly bigger than life and he left an indelible mark on Ford, the auto industry and our country. Lee played a central role in the creation of Mustang. On a personal note, I will always appreciate how encouraging he was to me at the beginning of my career. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed.”
Current ride: 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8L 5sp manual sedan
Previous ride: 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD 2.2L 5sp manual
Next ride, pre-pandemic: Maybe a 2021 2.0T CT4, weekend car, keep the Sonic as DD
Next ride, post-pandemic: Keep driving the Sonic!
One the best commercials ever, the started selling 300s like hot cakes.
IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!
ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!
As said above when Lutz goes it will be the end an era. The torch passes to the BEV, Autonomous vehicle, ride sharing execs. Perhaps it is necessary for the current times although I don't care for all the PC BS that IMHO intrudes unnecessarily into the vehicle business
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