The Detroit Free Press is reporting three new Ford models, the Five Hundred, Mercury Montego and Ford Freestyle, are not getting to dealers fast enough due to questions over the quality from the Chicago assembly plant where they're made. Ford says they're being "extra cautious" and while that may sound like BS I can understand sacrificing a few early sales to make sure a new owner doesn't poo-poo the new babies from Ford. Word of mouth is more powerful than a lot of glossy magazine reviews after all. That doesn't make dealers happy since they don't have the supply to meet demand. Some customers had to wait months for the new Five Hundred. I can't imagine their reaction after that wait. No car would be worth it. Well not a big American sedan anyway.



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