Can't argue about "cab-forward", however, all they did was give it a name. It's a copy of a Taurus. Just like Reagonomics. That too was the same thing Kennedy did with great success, only the media gave it a name. But, ... People buy new cars based on these advertising gimmicks.
I HAVE noticed that people who regularly work on Fords and understand them tend to like them. Hey, someone has to. What I loved about the gold old days was every system on Chryslers was the same. You understand one, you can troubleshoot them all. If a Pontiac oil filter was better than a Chevy filter, why didn't they use it on both brands? Evey GM engine, year, and car model used different parts so it was impossible to stock everything you might need. GM had over 50 PCV valves. Chrysler had two. Even Ford was better than GM at parts interchangeability. When they had one rubber-bonded-socket outer tie rod end that fell apart leading to a crash, ya gotta admire them for sticking with it for years.
I could go on and on about why I am disgusted with ALL new cars and trucks, but I'll leave you with my favorite quote: "You are welcome to like any brand of car you choose; just don't tell me yours is better than mine unless you can tell me WHY it's better".
The profoundness of that statement always left my students speechless, ... Or maybe confused; but at least amused.
You may keep your piles with their common problems, and I'll keep my piles with their common problems. None of them are going to get better until they hire me to design cars!
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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 10:11 PM