CAR Hey Ford and GM...you wanna sell more cars? Here is a simple solution.

Cheeks

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Dec 28, 2003
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You know all the cool cars that Europe, Australia and the rest of Asia get?
BRING THEM HERE
 

SnowGlobe

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Oct 24, 2001
58,987
They've tried that, it hasn't worked out so well for GM. GTO and G8 for example....awesome ass cars and have done pretty bad here

how about something the size of a civic with similar gas millage, reliability, and looks.
 
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Cheeks

Active Member
Dec 28, 2003
103,074
They've tried that, it hasn't worked out so well for GM. GTO and G8 for example....awesome ass cars and have done pretty bad here

Only because people have lost trust and faith in american made products...
 
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Cheeks

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Dec 28, 2003
103,074
Seriously, they've been pumping so much mediocre shit out of the lines for so long, they just expect people to buy their products. Aside from the Vette, and stellar heavy duty trucks, there is absolutely nothing for the rest, and majority of the consumers.
 

Wonder Showzen

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Jun 29, 2007
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Oregon
Seriously, they've been pumping so much mediocre shit out of the lines for so long, they just expect people to buy their products. Aside from the Vette, and stellar heavy duty trucks, there is absolutely nothing for the rest, and majority of the consumers.

they do alright with fleet and commercial sales, though. all those white panel vans and work trucks and also the focus.
 

TriShield

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Jul 6, 2001
115,889
Houston, TX
You know all the cool cars that Europe, Australia and the rest of Asia get?
BRING THEM HERE

I doubt you're willing to pay for them like the rest of the country.

Their foreign cars look nice because they are much more expensive than what we are willing to pay and those markets buy them at those prices. That's why Europe gets a better Honda Accord than we do. Honda has to sell it as a pseudo-luxury car to make a decent profit margin off of it.

When are you getting a G8, Astra, or Vue? Did you buy a GTO, Focus or Contour when those were initially released? Didn't think so.

I doubt people are going to buy the Fiesta en masse when Ford sells it here too.
 

TriShield

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Jul 6, 2001
115,889
Houston, TX
Ford Falcon - 300 million+ to engineer it for left-hand drive and add capacity to the Ford plant in Australia, it would also have to be promoted.

Business case - Not so hot. Car would cost north of $30 large, have very little profit at that price and still probably wouldn't sell.

Ford passed on that one.
 

insomnia

New Member
Sep 12, 2004
46,564
Korea
All of which will probably fail. All of which have very thin profit margins.

America likes its cars like we like fast food, cheap and for as few dollars as possible.


if and when gas prices go up the focus and fiesta will do well. as much as I'd like a Kuga I doubt it'll do well here, but i've seen stranger things
 

Slick26

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Jul 28, 2006
47,754
Mini Soda
They've tried that, it hasn't worked out so well for GM. GTO and G8 for example....awesome ass cars and have done pretty bad here
Because they pussify them. They're beautiful cars and then they dumb them down for the American buyer.
Fucking ridiculous.
 

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