Mystery Ford seen yesterday - barchettaman
Looked pretty good actually.
Ford Freedom Limited (I think)
Looked like a Mondeo estate on steroids - LHD so probably a US import.
Anyone know anything about it?
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - rtj70
Could it have been the new Mondeo Estate which is shown in Paris Motor Show soon:

www.autobild.de/aktuell/meldungen/artikel.php?arti...6

There is another thread on the new Mondeo.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Imagos
Maybe one of these? although I doubt there is an estate version.

www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fivehundred/
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - cheddar
I have seen the five Hundred in the US, good looking, might sell well here, it is facelifted for 2007, reckon the previous one looked better. It has optional 4WD, IIRC basically the X-Type system.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - cheddar
Actually a search brings up links to the XC90 4WD system.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - tyro
Or one of these?
www.fordvehicles.com/crossovers/freestyle/?v=html

or even one of these?
www.fordvehicles.com/cars/freestar/?v=html
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - barchettaman
That´s it! The Freestyle. Sorry, got the name wrong - too silly a name to remember.

It looked better proportioned in the metal than it does in the photos, and it´s BIG. Dwarfed the Astra.
Looked better with painted bumpers.
Thanks,
barchettaman
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Chris S
Perhaps it's really a Rover!
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Honestjohn
Facelifted Ford Escape/Ford Maverick II/Mazda Tribute, surely?

HJ
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - barchettaman
It seemed more estate-like than 4x4ish, if you know what I mean.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Adam {P}
>>Facelifted Ford Maverick II/Mazda Tribute, surely?<<

Why?
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - barchettaman
You´d have drooled Adam - it was finished in a fetching shade of Harvest Gold
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Adam {P}
Sold!
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Altea Ego
Yes Harvest Gold, a popular colour in the US of A.

How is your wardobe of hawiian shirts and size 96 trousers Adam?
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Mystery Ford seen yesterday - Adam {P}
Alright thanks RF. I'm fast running out of stylish baseball caps though.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - DavidHM
From that photo, that was my reaction but apparently it's a much bigger and very different car.

I admit that it looks like they got the Porsche Book of Styling Tricks out for it, but it's actually built on the D3 platform like the Five Hundred, XC90 and S60/V70/S80.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Freestyle
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - rtj70
Oh no... Ford gets the Rover name and then you find they have a Mercury Mondeo... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Montego
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - rtj70
I thought I cut and paste Mercury Montego... doh.
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - rtj70
Looking at:

www.mercuryvehicles.com/montego/exteriorphotos.asp

This reaffirms my opinion that this and the Ford 500 are based on the chassis of our current Ford Mondeo. Different to XC90/S60/V70/S80. But the new Mondeo for 2007 shares things with future and some current Volvos.

Mystery Ford seen yesterday - DavidHM
So what you're saying is that Ford are going to use the Mercury to replace the old bug-eyed Scorpio? And call it a Rover Montego?
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - rtj70
I hope I wasn't saying that. And I hope they are not thinking that! It was a joke reference. I didn't know Ford had a Montego until tonight. I run away scared. :-)
Mystery Ford seen yesterday - cheddar
This reaffirms my opinion that this and the Ford 500 are
based on the chassis of our current Ford Mondeo. Different to
XC90/S60/V70/S80. >>


No, I thoght the 500 was Mondeo / X-Type based though it seems that it is more closely related to the Volvos albeit with the 3.0 Duratec.
 

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