Having read a thousand mixed opinions on it, I can add a few things:
* I don't know that they are dropping the quad headlight front end
* The base model may not be called Forte
* It is supposed to be available with a 5.4 litre V8, similar to the one available in the new Explorer, Expedition and Excursion.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S