Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mercury Clones

To be honest with you, I like this picture of the 2010 Mercury Milan. It looks classy and it finally has a personality, even the body differs from the Fusion. This would make complete sense for Mercury to put it threw. However this is just an average joe designing it.

This of course would be the Sable, and this however really doesn't have any distinct character like the Milan up above has. Mercury lost it's touch, and that's why it seems like without a doubt, Mercury is on the road to death. However I don't understand Allan (President of Ford) is going to bring a small compact Mercury in line.

Mustang uncovered

So the Mustang has been busted, at least with the headlights that is. If you look closely you see the metal peice in the headlight for the turn signal, in the illustration.

If you look at the up close spy shot of the 2010 Mustang headlight you see the metal around the turn signal indicator. Hmm that illustration was at least right with the headlight, is it possible it's also correct with the rest of the new body. Time will only tell!

Friday, July 25, 2008


The new Ford Fusion looks really good, luxurious, sporty and serious. It really isn't even all that different but it's enough to make it look way different. It you were to look from the side view you wouldn't think the Fusion is different, because the sides aren't new. This is just a refresh to make a good thing even better.

Failed Attempts

So I started thinking about all the failed cars throughout the year, and I couldn't help but realize most of them were badge engineered ones. Like the Saab 9-7x, Buick Rainer, Oldsmobile Bravada, GMC Envoy and Chevy Trailbrazer. Well okay so the Chevy and GMC weren't a total loss, but there won't be a second generation planned, for any of the above suvs.

Just like Ford did with the Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator. The Aviator was gone after only three years, the Mountaineer is having a hard time pushing 1,000 units off the lots these days.

If you really think about it, a lot of badge engineered cars really tank, just the jazzed up Mark LT, man was that a nice truck, but the truth in that story was the fact it was like a F-150 is nice clothing. The last generation Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade did terrible to hide their familes ties. It's ashame Chevy always got the worst verison, always!

Acura TL

I had to do a double take when I looked at the new TL, I thought for a minute that it was the TSX. I'm not overwhelmingly shocked with the design Acura has picked for the new TL. Acura has a new good look for the brand, and with just maybe a few tweaks, this car would be just perfect. I figured I'd point one thing out before I signed off, don't you think the headlights of the new TL and the old TL look identical!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

2010 MKX

I'm really starting to wonder what Lincolns going to do with the MKX by 2010. With the MKZ getting a face lift and the Navigator being redesigned just the other year. The Towncars going to kick the bucket by 2010 and the MKS just is being released. Will they incoropate the split grille to the suvs or will the egg crated grille be the suv grille. It bothers me not to know, sincerely the #1 most dedicated Lincoln fan!

09' Acura TSX

Acura is getting funky, in a good way with their designs. Well that goes to all except for the RL, man did they mess up with that. The new TSX is a big improvement over the previous generation. I'd lease it in a heartbeat if the new A4 wasn't so sporty.

Chrysler! Whats going on?

Complete Garbage = 2009 Dodge Journey

The PT Cruiser is ending production at the end of this decade, the Pacifica is jumping into the ocean and the Crossfire ceased production already. The Sebring is walking a thin line, barely making sales and the Chrysler Town and Country is doing just as bad. Seems like Chrysler really has it rough, even before Mercedes let them go, they were doing bad. Chrysler is playing with fire, and I think the fire is going to overtake them, sadly.

Old Vs New Pilot

Well this picture tells a lot. Honda for some reason has this blocky and sexy design theme that they think it working so well. However the reality of this madness it that its not. The Previous Pilot in the middle was critized for being blocky, well hell, they just added more fuel to the fire. Seriously, go to your nearest Honda dealer, even look inside, it looks like the cockpit of an airplane!

Lancer is "Cool"

The new Lancer is quite handsome I noticed, the last generation was in the toddler stage, this new Lancer is what Mits needed all along. The front end means buisness and the interior has a grown up, sporty yet business like interior. All they need now is to get them to sell like hotcakes!