So THIS is where the vehicle armor went

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Check out this car that Ford is showing at the Detroit Auto Show: the SynUS:

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    Are they kidding? Personally, I think this is in very poor taste, considering it's targeted at "urban life". Seems like the kind of car Strom Thurmond would've driven through Harlem.

    Apparently automotive wags have already started pronouncing the name "the Sinus".

    I don't know...what do you think?
     
  2. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a modern version of the paddy wagons of the 30's.
     
  3. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a new armored vehicle designed for drive bys, but maybe that just me.
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

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    To me it looks like an bank/valuable transport truck, like used to move cash and gold, and often seen in the Diamond District of New York City. It's a pretty good sales move on the part of ford - it's something that plays to the xenophobic, paranoid tendencies of Americans today. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Now there's a thought. Maybe Ford's going after the street gang market. :D
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    Looks like an armored vehicle that banks use. :p :)


    I don't like it, can you imagine what the petrol cost per month/year would be on that. :eek: ;) :)
     
  7. maya macrumors 68040

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    They know better, they drive HUMMERS. ;) :)
     
  8. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    And white Cadillac Escalades with chrome rim wheels and fuzzy dice.
     
  9. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    It would seem that the concept they were going for with this 'conceptual' design was 'idiocy on wheels'. Way to go Ford - make the American auto industry proud :(
     
  10. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Introducing the all new Ford Brinks. For everyone who wanted an amored vehicle but couldn't get one.

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  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm. SynUS. Sin-us. Sinna's ("sinners"). Can't wait for rap song mentioning "winna's", "sinna's", etc.
     
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  13. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    It looks as though they are try to improve on this;

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    By making theirs look gangsta.

    Nissan are re-engineering the Cube for the US market.

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  14. TEG macrumors 604

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    The Sinus is a bad idea from a dying company that hasn't had a good Ideas since the first mustang. If they do produce it, hopefully it will be the death kneel of Ford and we can get those poorly built cars, Trucks, and SUVs off the road. Not to mention Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Aston Marton, Jaguar, and VOLVO. (Not a single reliable brand.)

    That being said, I do own a Ford, and never will again, and my information about how poor they are comes from my extensive network of friends who work there, but will NEVER buy any of their products.

    Long Live General Motors.

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  15. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap.

    Have they considered renaming it the Toaster Oven?
     
  16. maya macrumors 68040

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    YUKK all those car designs look like boxes on wheels. :p

    Talk about your ugly box on the road. :p ;) :)
     
  17. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Man, pedestrians don't stand a chance against that thing!
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its a concept and will most likely not go anywhere. I do like the idea of the big screen in the back on the tailgate :D

    But there were now mirrors on the thing (side view mirrors). I'm wondering if its all cameras?

    D
     
  19. dvdh macrumors 6502

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    Success will come down to marketing . . .

    Maybe Ford can create some sort of retro-mob appeal for this beast? Personally, I would never buy it . . . but what do I know . . .
     

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    It would make a good ice-cream van, since it already looks like a freezer on wheels...
     
  21. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    They could be subtle and call it the Rubiks.

    I looked at a Scion xB this time around, incredibly versatile little vehicles, but they are hot right now, a used one was going for more than a new one is supposed to.
     
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    i would buy that in a flash

    do you really not like it

    im in to it
     
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    Don't knock Astons. At least they can go round corners :D
     
  24. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    WOW THAT IS UGLY

    1) Looks like Armoured Truck
    2) Looks like a matchbox car
    3) it a ford
    4) looks like it will have excellent visibility [sarcasm]
     

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