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Your "Free Car" Wishes And More Ford Comments

On Wednesday, I asked you "What one car would you drive if you had to get a model with a brand other than your favorite?". In other words, if you typically love Toyota's, what non-Toyota model would you drive if someone granted you a "free car" wish?

An interior view of the 2008 Cadillac CTS is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. Whether on luxury cars or entry-level vehicles, consumers want to be delighted by an interior's extras, automotive industry executives and designers said this week at the auto show. The inside extras can run the gamut, from ambient or LED lighting to music-storing hard drives and USB ports in sound systems to pop-up navigation screens and cup holders that can heat o
Carlos Osorio
An interior view of the 2008 Cadillac CTS is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. Whether on luxury cars or entry-level vehicles, consumers want to be delighted by an interior's extras, automotive industry executives and designers said this week at the auto show. The inside extras can run the gamut, from ambient or LED lighting to music-storing hard drives and USB ports in sound systems to pop-up navigation screens and cup holders that can heat o


Steven wrote: "If someone were to give me one, I'd pick the Cadillac CTS-V as a second choice. Make mine a six speed manual, please. ;-)"

Another blogger was short and sweet saying: "Lincoln MKS when it is available"

Lastly, William told me:"I'd wait until I could drive that new Honda that runs on hydrogen."

Interesting choices, though I'm a little surprised at the lack of passion behind the reasons people are attracted to certain models.

More Ford Comments:

A couple weeks ago I talked about Ford needing to kick-start it's marketing. I asked you what you would do to fix Ford's image, and it certainly struck a chord. I'm still getting e-mails with your ideas and comments.

Sameer wrote:"Economics matters but there is no limit to dreams. Ford has to sell Dreams not cars. Cars will sell automatically."

Mike suggests:"I would change Fords image by changing customer’s perception of the dealerships. I would find a way to develop a partnership with each dealership whereas there would be a Ford employee at each dealership helping with customer relations."

Finally, Brent shows that regardless of what Ford executives do to spruce up the blue oval, it will be a hard sell.

He wrote: "Ford's problem is not marketing but what they have built in the past. If you have owned a car and had to take it to the dealership over and over again you would never buy another car from that company again, people want a car that does not break down, it is that simple, that is why people buy Honda and Toyota."

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