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Dec 19, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Mudbug
Dec 19, 2006, 04:41 PM
Always nice to see Macs take up residence in big business. Too bad Ford can't make a product that matches the Mac's potential.

Dr. No
Dec 19, 2006, 06:14 PM
Always nice to see Macs take up residence in big business. Too bad Ford can't make a product that matches the Mac's potential.


The Ford GT?? :D

quagmire
Dec 19, 2006, 06:40 PM
Always nice to see Macs take up residence in big business. Too bad Ford can't make a product that matches the Mac's potential.

Too bad Americans can't get their head out of their butts. While I agree, Ford has a limited amount of vehicles that appeal to me currently, there newer ones are getting better. Specifically the Fusion, Zephyr/MKZ, and Edge/CX-7. Jaguar seems to finally getting some decent attention if the new XK is signs to come. Aston Martin and Land Rover are still kickass. Volvo is doing decently too. If Mullay is smart, they would bring the new Ford Mondeo( seen in Casino Royale) and the the Europe Focus here to the US. Start making Ford global like GM is.

Funny though, we call Windows users close minded and ignorant when it comes to Macs and how most Mac users are open minded. But, when it comes to cars, people here change and become close minded and ignorant themselves. Not trying to excuse the Big 3's stupid mistakes from the 80's-'05. But, if GM's and Ford's new products and decisions are signs of things to come, I think you people need to open up a bit.

decksnap
Dec 20, 2006, 07:57 AM
Funny though, we call Windows users close minded and ignorant when it comes to Macs and how most Mac users are open minded. But, when it comes to cars, people here change and become close minded and ignorant themselves. Not trying to excuse the Big 3's stupid mistakes from the 80's-'05. But, if GM's and Ford's new products and decisions are signs of things to come, I think you people need to open up a bit.

Still not worth the gamble. ;) I'd give the new lineup a few years on the market before even considering buying one.

bartelby
Dec 20, 2006, 08:01 AM
Too bad Americans can't get their head out of their butts. While I agree, Ford has a limited amount of vehicles that appeal to me currently, there newer ones are getting better. Specifically the Fusion, Zephyr/MKZ, and Edge/CX-7. Jaguar seems to finally getting some decent attention if the new XK is signs to come. Aston Martin and Land Rover are still kickass. Volvo is doing decently too..

Aston Martin is up for sale, so it wonst be Ford's any more. They have to get Jag to design it's own cars instead of copying AMs.

You forgot Mazda.

quagmire
Dec 20, 2006, 02:13 PM
Still not worth the gamble. ;) I'd give the new lineup a few years on the market before even considering buying one.

You should let any brands new lineup/cars a few years before buying one. Especially if you can't blow such an investment at the time. Look at the 2005 Avalon. That had a lot of first year problems. The new Camry is having transmission issues. Then again, I am risking it by just buying a 2007 Saturn Aura XR as it is in its first year. Sort of hoping that the 60% parts that are shared from the G6 and Malibu will keep the major problems away unless of course I got a lemon, but so far reliable as it can be. Although I don't like Consumer Reports, since some of you people live by it, the Fusion is ranked higher in reliability/quality then the Camry.

Aston Martin is up for sale, so it wonst be Ford's any more. They have to get Jag to design it's own cars instead of copying AMs.

You forgot Mazda.

Yeah, it is supposedly up for sale. It will get Ford some much needed cash( $1 Billion+). When/if the sale of AM does happen, Jag would have to get its own designs as they wouldn't want to be called ripoffs( frankly I would take a rebadge over a ripoff). But, the new XK is pretty neat. If only now that kind of attention will trickle down to the more mainstream Jags. I didn't forget Mazda. I mentioned the CX-7 as it is the Edge's twin. I didn't mention the MKX( more directly a rebadged Edge then the CX-7 is a rebadge of the Edge) because I personally find it ugly along with the new Navigator.

DakotaGuy
Dec 22, 2006, 10:26 AM
Well it is nice to see big business giving Macs a try. It sounds like they might began to use more of them because they have worked so well. Ford is trying hard to turn things around and they do have some new products that are definitely worth checking out. I drive a fairy new FoMoCo product and I have nothing bad to say about it.

What would be cool is to see a company like Ford make a transition to a total Mac based solution. Will they? Who knows. Sounds like they really like what they see and with cost cutting in place a Mac solution might really save them money. A customer like Ford Motor would be great for Apple. Time will tell I guess.