I wondering how folks here would take this.
Ford is taking an enormous gamble here, I think. They kind of set themselves up for this to happen, in a way - the Focus, Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus (Especially) are long in the tooth. The Fiesta is the basis of the Ecosport, Focus is the Escape, the Taurus is the Explorer. I could see them being able to bring the Mondeo back as the Fusion if there is another enormous demand for a sedan. But just like when they dropped the Panther platform people crapped their pants and yet the sun still rose and set. The Accord is being outsold by the CR-V. Same with the Camry and RAV-4. Gotta go after low-hanging fruit. Hopefully they aren't shooting themselves in the foot.
A bad dealer doesn't make the manufacturer bad. I was in and out with Lincoln with a grand total of about 40 minutes spent in the dealership.