Re: Ford Said to be Rethinking Minivans along the lines of the Fairlaneconcept
Gary Eickmeier wrote:
> John Horner wrote:
>> I hope Ford does put something along the lines of the Fairlane concept
>> on the road. Of course it has nothing in common with Fairlanes of the
>> past, but other than that I really like the general idea.
>> Give me a practical modern interpretation of the much derided station
>> wagon, please!
>> Some good photos of the concept are online, including here:
> Sensationally ugly. That is not a minivan. A minivan is a vehicle with a
> lot of room, and a lot of flexibility in the seating options. It has the
> ruggedness of a truck with the ride and smoothness of a car. It sits
> higher than "ordinary" cars. It has many luxury and techno options, such
> as the rear seat DVD entertainment systems and three zone air
> conditioning systems. It has sliding side doors and a rear hatch that
> make loading people or cargo much easier. It is an amazing grand touring
> vehicle, with maximum comfort for a lot of people.
> It is a Freestar with digital instrumentation.
> Gary Eickmeier
Is the OP still out there? Would you care to respond? Anyone care about
the design of the minivan?