Facing the ignominy of huge dealer inventory and falling behind Toyota for 2nd place in July sales, Ford has decided to let anybody with a pulse finance one of its cars. Well, you do have to have some credit, but Ford is lowering the bar in this new incentive drive to include buyers with sub-prime credit ratings. By allowing customers the option of 0% financing for up to 72 months on every Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury (except the Ford GT and certain F-Series pickups), Ford hopes to jump start a stagnant summer and reclaim 2nd place. Incentives have already started and will continue through Labor Day.

[Source: Automotive News - sub required]