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I'm very dissapointed with Ford, these cars just don't do anything for me personally. Something is different between the mustang concept photos released, and this production version. If ford keeps pumping out losers like these, GM will have no problem staying ahead.
 

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The Ford 5 hundred to me looks like the unholy spawn of the 2005 Focus and the Current Taurus its too similer looking to FORDS current crap, the mustang i admit is a step key word step in the right direction but Atleast GM is improving Fords just going nowhere cept down, and that BRONCO i got one thing to say NO!!!! :p
 

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i am definately not very impressed. I am not saying ALL of these are ugly, but they in no way compare to any of their competition.
 

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Ford has nothing to offer me for at least the next 5 years. The production Mustang is just a vestige of the great design ideas brought out in the concept. Their distilled it to its worst points.
 

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The Five-Hundred concept was alot better than this production version. I'm not sure what happened there. The Mustang, though, inside and out, is great. It's one of the few domestic cars in years that makes me want to buy. Looking at it convinces me that the retro touches are a good idea for these new pony cars. I hope it sells well, because that might inspire GM to do a tough-looking Camaro of their own.
 

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500 sucks. Nothing to discuss. What's new about a Passat knock-off with a subpar interior.

Mustang looks great from front, side and 3/4 front. Don't like the view shown here though. Hate the back end, but you can't have the 70's front w/o the 70's rear I guess. Still hate the B-pillar treatment. Too thick and window too small. Doesn't have the scale it should.

Bronco - Nice mini-Hummer.
 

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The Mustang and Bronco are sharp, but I have to agree with other posts and say that the 500 looks way too much like a current Taurus mixed with a Passat. That imitation wood trim in the interior looks terrible. Ford can't expect to catch up, and beat the import sedans by aiming where they stand now, and then falling a little short. If Ford keeps building sedans that look like that, Chevy will have no problems.
 

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Originally posted by Mr_Pringle@Jan 4 2004, 03:06 PM
wow- the Focus is so much more tame... I thought "edgy" was in?
yah thats what I was thinking.. They prettied that car up, hopefully those are the standard plastic hubcaps, cause they are ugly. I didnt realize the interior looked like that, kinda cheapy ugly to me.
 

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It looks a little too robotic in Silver, but I like the Bronco.

I think it needs a red or blue paint scheme, and a cream/off-white colored top and grille. ;)
 

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Is it just me, or does the new Focus interior bear a striking resemblance to the early-mid 90's Escort/Tracer interior?? With the flat dash panel and the small rectangle vents, it looks cheaper and uglier than the current Focus.

The rest of these vehicles don't do anything for me, either. Ford is obviously not headed in the same direction as GM :lol:
 

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Originally posted by dairyboy615@Jan 4 2004, 08:35 PM
If Ford keeps building sedans that look like that, Chevy will have no problems.
You think that the Malibu looks better than the Five Hundred?
 

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I like them, I mean Ford isn't GM so why build like product.

Ford is in need of new car product and I think the Five Hunderd will work well for them 6 speed automatic or CVT, front wheel or all wheel there are alot more choices than the current Taurus, and with the Futura on the way it will bring even more.

The one that I am most impreesed with is the Freestyle, its like a non ugly Rendivous, Pacifica, and hopefully more price coinense

The Mustang is nice and needed a redo, semi retro, and awhsome interior, 128 colour insterment panel?

The Bronco seems alittle over the top but it would sell if they built it (usually toned down when produced anyways)
 

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Originally posted by ehaase+Jan 5 2004, 09:53 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ehaase @ Jan 5 2004, 09:53 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-dairyboy615@Jan 4 2004, 08:35 PM
If Ford keeps building sedans that look like that, Chevy will have no problems.
You think that the Malibu looks better than the Five Hundred? [/b][/quote]
I would hardly put the Malibu and FiveHundred in the same category. Line the Mali up with the upcoming Futura.
 

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Originally posted by Mr_Pringle@Jan 5 2004, 09:51 PM
I would hardly put the Malibu and FiveHundred in the same category.
When it comes to styling, Ford won't have anything to worry about if the 2006 Impala resembles the Malibu.
 
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