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Old 09-07-06, 06:21 AM   #16
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Granted, Lincolns don't have quite the build quality of a Lexus, but when he sees the stunning new interiors in the latest model Lincolns just about to hit the dealerships, I don't think he'll be complaining too much.

( In fact, by now, as the incoming boss, he has probably seen every one of them )
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Old 09-07-06, 06:49 AM   #17
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LS is the car of choice for self-made titans.



Bill Gates

Larry Ellison

Mel Gibson

Steven Spielberg

Alan Mullaly
I highly doubt that the LS is the only car that these dudes own. Each probably has like 10 cars.
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Old 09-07-06, 06:51 AM   #18
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I don't see what the problem is for him. Doesn't Ford own Aston Martin?

So Mulally could drive an Aston Martin Vanquish, and then switch over to the Aston Martin Rapide when it comes out.

Hardly "step-downs" from the LS430.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:01 AM   #19
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It's just that I've never ever seen him drive anything Japanese to work in my 6 years of working for him. That's all.
But why would he? Japan doesn't make anything to compete with the cars you mentioned:

> SL55's, 575M Maranello, Continental GT, Flying Spur, 745Li, E60 M5



OK, the LS460L will compete with the 745Li.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:04 AM   #20
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Talk about taking a step back, LOL.
Thanks a lot.

I don't consider what I did a step back. My Explorer Limited has a V8 (can't get the RX with one), has loads of room (rule out GX) and isn't a decade old (rule out LX). I like the RX, GX, LX, but I'm happy with my step from Lexus to Ford!

I don't rule out at a Lexus in the future though.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:04 AM   #21
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Minor correction on thread title:

> Guess What FORD'S New Chairman Drives!

The new guy is the CEO. Bill Ford is the Chairman.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:25 AM   #22
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I take this as good news.

The new guy understands and desires better products and will likely push the Town Car folks (and hopefully everyone else) to improve.
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Old 09-07-06, 08:02 AM   #23
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745 doesnt exist anymore its been upgraded to the 750 which the LS460 still smacks around
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Old 09-07-06, 09:37 AM   #24
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MANY moons ago, when I was a young buck, and in the Air Force, I spent a
year in Japan.

Ahhhh .. what divine and "interesting" memories! Needless to say, paintings
and cars were not on my mind.

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Is that cause in Japan you were huge Jimm? (at least to the ladies)
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Old 09-09-06, 01:13 PM   #26
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damn skippy.



Expect better things from ford in the future.

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The newly named chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. drives a Lexus LS 430, the flagship luxury sedan from Toyota Motor Corp. that he unabashedly says he purchased because "it's the finest car in the world."

He's also candid. He knows Lexus cars are better than anything currently in Ford's lineup, and he doesn't care if Ford employees or the media hear him say it out loud.

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Old 09-09-06, 01:32 PM   #27
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I love our LS430, but I don' think its best car in the world or its segment. I bought because it was the cheapest in its segment and a damn good value and my wife wanted some luxurious, comfortable, safe, and reliable and the Lexus fit the bill for the least ammount of money. I personally would have gotten an A8 for myself, but my wife cares nothing for driving dynamics and the LS suits both of our needs better....well more hers.

Hopefully Mulally can rescure Ford.
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Old 09-09-06, 02:03 PM   #28
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Being the new Ford CEO must be the easiest job ever: just bring over the euro Focus, Mondeo and S-Max, and call it a day.
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Old 09-09-06, 02:46 PM   #29
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i remember seeing the video of the LS 430, AMCI said that its the finest luxury sedan in the world, if i remember correctly and its by far the quiestest car in the world according to their instruments. and that was the 2001 LS 430 I believe. but anywho, i really like the LS 430 some may say its bland but when i see a 04+ scroll down the road in black with the 18" spory wheels, my head follows the car, i just think its looks classy in that combo.
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Sorry but, Larry is an absolute snob who doesn't drive anything but high-end Europeans. I know. I work for him. His commuter cars include, but are not limited to, 2 SL55's, 575M Maranello, Continental GT, Flying Spur, 745Li, and the E60 M5 he drove here to work today.

I saw on vh1 and read on forbes that Larry Ellison also drives a NSX....
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