Here's an interesting article.
I also like to add to his column that Ford was a happening car company
back in the late mid/late 80's too. GM and Chrysler were offering
nothing at the time while Ford had the trend-setting Taurus, the cool
turbo T-birds, the neat 5-liter Lincoln Mark VIIs and Cougars, and of
course, the performance bargin on the decade, the 5-liter Mustangs. In
the 80s, Ford was the only American alternative to the imports.
But for about the last 10 plus years, Ford has only had one or two
decent players in the lineup at a time. Of course the Mustang has been
a solid hitter that has been only getting better over the years. The
Lightning pickup produced a few hits over the years, the Focus had a
lot of potential and has scored a few runs, and the GT was a pretty
awesome designated hitter, but other than those players, there hasn't
been much. Other than some guaranteed future homeruns from the Mustang
(GT500, CS, etc.), and maybe a hit or two from the upcoming 390HP Sport
Trac, there doesn't seem to be any good players coming to Ford's
What are everyone else's thoughts?