Last week I was one of 50 bloggers invited to check out the Ford plant in Chicago. We were given a tour, an opportunity to drive some of the cars, and an in depth look at some of the exciting new features that will be available soon.
I forgot to bring any socks on my trip so I was wearing heels with bare feet. By this point, my feet were bleeding and killing. I wasn't too happy. But, that's not Ford's fault. They did get me a bandaid. :)
The massaging chairs were pretty awesome. They have little bags that fill with air inside the back and butt of the chair. They are supposed to keep the blood flowing to your back and bum to keep you more alert and less sore.
- The people at Ford are very passionate about their work.
- The safety lady tried to convince us that you could fit 3 car seats in the back of a Taurus. We didn't believe her.*
- I gave a "WOOHOO" for the people of Nebraska when they told us they are working on making lots of their stuff out of corn.
- You can fit a grown woman in the back of a Taurus trunk comfortably. They have a glow in the dark safety release in case children go in there to play and get stuck.
- Cooled seats. Awesome.
- I would buy a Lincoln MKT the day it comes out if I had the money.
- Adaptive cruise control *will* be on the next vehicle I buy.
- Their SYNC system is pretty snazzy but not something I felt like I had to have. Carl would hate it.
- Park Assist isn't something I really need living in Nebraska. In Chicago? A major plus.
Want to see what other people (and me) said about their Ford experiences?
*She said that you have to have to have two front facing, one rear facing, and buy specific car seats that fit in their car. She also told me to keep my kids rear facing until they are 40 pounds. I told her that would be very uncomfortable for some 4/5 year olds since they have long legs. She said that a broken leg is better than a brain injury. If you can't tell, that part of the day was my least favorite.