• Nov 6, 2009
Ford makes surprise $650 car announcement - click above image to watch the video

Between the hysteria of this week's SEMA Show and Chrysler's never-ending (and partially baffling) revelations yesterday, a shocking announcement by Ford Motor Company has been nearly drowned out. But rest assured, your Autoblog team never rests (even after huffing down 9,000 calories apiece at Vegas' Wynn Buffet!) and have tracked down this astounding piece of news. Ford has taken a long, hard look at the state of the American automotive scene and has decided to do the (almost) unthinkable – sell us a car for $650.

Now, there are no doubt naysayers amongst you that will point to a $650 Ford and cry, "Malarkey!" And with good reason. After all, under cutting the Tata Nano by a full $1,350 is no easy feat. However, times are tough. And with a nearly 10% national unemployment rate, a $650 car makes sound, economic sense. But don't take our word for it. Make the jump to watch Ford VP Daniel Grossman introduce Ford's new entry level car.

[Source: O-SPAN6]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey...that looks more exciting than the reskinned 2010 Taurus.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Automotive satire.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ice cream car that is! A box with two wheels and a handle and plenty of ice cream on the inside!!! Is it an April fools preview??
      Tonia
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL that was really good!
      RebRbrtsn
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who thought this was funny? I know too many people living on the verge right now to even be amused.
      • 5 Years Ago
      HA HA! Classic! Too bad the No Fun League will sue the Onion for saying "Super Bowl" instead of "big game."
      • 5 Years Ago
      :D hahhaa... wow.. speechless
      • 5 Years Ago
      I get the joke. But its utterly tasteless; even by onion standards. Its a pretty low blow to the less fortunate in these less fortunate times.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Citroen GT
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is an Onion video...how the hell did it get on autoblog as a legitimate article???
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, Ford decides to destroy all the good press they have gained by acting like rich assholes and laughing in the face of the poverty that exists right outside their window?

      I won't be buying a Ford now, thanks.
        rob
        • 5 Years Ago
        Relax it's a joke, you weren't buying a new Ford anyway.
        • 5 Years Ago
        oops, now everyone knows your game... time to get a new screen-name!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @groovy
        with your demonstrated level of intelligence and hair trigger sensitivities, you probably won't qualify for a $650 loan anyway...so I doubt much was lost from your staying away from Ford.
      • 5 Years Ago
      (groan)....
      • 5 Years Ago
      They had me at Primus cassette.


      Throw in a copy of "Rotting Pinata" by Sponge and I'll take two of them.
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