• Dec 1st 2008 at 7:27PM
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It seems the entire world is still debating whether or not Rick Wagoner, Alan Mulally and Bob Nardelli should have carpooled, walked or taken the bus for their last trip to the Capitol, but that's all behind us now. The good news for those who like to play expert on the internet is that Detroit's got another date with Congress this week. Ford CEO Alan Mulally is the first of the three CEOs to announce that he'll be driving, though we expect the others to follow suit shortly.

There's no doubt that Mulally will be driving a car from Ford's latest crop of vehicles (rather than his own Lexus), but which one would make the best impression? No matter which he chooses to drive, you can count on the fact that the choice will be dissected, so this seemingly insignificant decision could have major future ramifications. So, we ask you, dear Autoblog readers: What should Mulally drive to Washington... Mustang? Hybrid? Voting polls are now open.

What should Mulally drive to Washington?
2010 Ford Mustang GT 1738 (13.9%)
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4661 (37.2%)
2009 Ford Flex 490 (3.9%)
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 1207 (9.6%)
2009 Ford Fiesta Euro-spec 2725 (21.7%)
2009 Ford F-150 768 (6.1%)
2009 Lincoln MKS 948 (7.6%)

[Source: Detroit News, Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      He is seen publicly driving a Lexus? What? Does that not set off any alarms to anyone else? o_O

      He should at least be supporting the company he is CEO for, especially when begging for the billions. Glad to hear he's driving this time around though, the obvious choice is the Fusion Hybrid (an argument could be made for the Fiesta too).
      • 6 Years Ago
      since when do mega millionaire CEOs drive POS economy-boxes?

      I'd take the jet, then the maybach

      • 6 Years Ago
      He should drive a flex-fuel hybrid Escape like the one Ford gave to the Dept. of Energy a while ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      F350 dualie with a lift kit and huge tyres
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see this as a great repeat of the Top Gear race, all of them leave detroit in their cars and see if they all get to DC for the meetings, if your car cant get there. NO Bailout!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I voted Fusion But if Ford really wanted to win the PR battle to win all PR battles he'd drive the 2010 or is it 2011 Ford Taurus. And if they offer it as a hybrid drive that version. Hell you couldn't beat the press and you'd be showing Congress that you have cars that can sell. DO IT...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I said F-150 cuz you just never know until it happens...maybe he wanted to tow his boat to the potomac river while he was there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Might as well drive the Mustang and enjoy a nice road trip cause his a$$ is going to get fired when he goes back to detroit empty handed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He no longer owns/drives/has a Lexus. That's very OLD news.

      • 6 Years Ago
      He should drive his OWN car and pay for the gas. In other words, he should do what all of us do every day on our commutes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I see your point, but most of us who travel for work get reimbursed for the gas (at least).
      • 6 Years Ago
      now why isn't the knight rider mustang included? I mean thats a flashy car...lol

      • 6 Years Ago
      mid-1980s Ford Tempo.

      I don't know why, but this gives me the best mental picture.
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