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Does anyone else think that Ford has copied the Passat or am I the only one? I saw the pics of the new Ford 500 sedan and was a little disturbed. I don't want Ford having anything that resembles my car or any other V-Dub. Not a fan of Ford products though the Lincoln LS is pretty sweet.

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This isn't even worth posting anymore. Don't you guys know? EVERYTHING on the market today is a copy of the Passat. :poke:
 

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This was a big topic when I first joined Clubb5, a year and a half ago. Ford wll start to make good cars when they make a better transmission, they have decent v6's, and their quality is alot better than it seems. I dont like some of their style however, the interior of the 500 needs some work.
 

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From "Sniff Petrol"....

FORD FIVE HUNDRED
A few years ago Ford used to sell thousands of Tauruses a year. Now it's trying to replace the once-good saloon with thousands of new models, including the new Five Hundred. Ford chief designer Janet Mays explained the reason behind the new car's name; 'It's because the design team looked at over 500 pictures of the Volkswagen Passat when they were creating the exterior style,' he revealed. 'Then I became a bit worried about the influence this was having so I hid all the pictures in a cupboard. So instead of simply copying from photographs, they had to do it from memory. Which is why it's a bit rubbish. Sorry'.


It was on the Internet, it must be true!

Edit - Oh, and IB4TL! :lol:
 

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Well since J Mays designed Passat when working for VAG, and then moved to Ford where he was major influence in designing the 500, I say the resemblance is not accidental.
 

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I took only a quick glance of it at the Chicago Auto Show and I didn't think it looked like the Passat. The person I was with didn't think it looked like one either. But in all the photos I can see the resemblance.....weird... :crazy:
 
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