You are looking at Bossy’s latest crush, the Ford Fiesta. It features a smooth suspension, electric power-assisted steering, PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission, and 1.6L Ti-VCT Duratec® I4 engine with twin-independent variable cam timing.
But Bossy likes it because it has a cute ass:
To refresh your memory, where your equals the one reader remaining who hasn’t lost their will to live waiting for Bossy to update her blog in any meaningful way, this past week Bossy was Ford’s guest at the North American International Auto Show, but you can call it the North American International Auto Show.
Make no mistake, Ford may have put Bossy up in a hotel room complete with a treadmill and provided her with meals, but in no way has Ford paid Bossy to say nice things about their cars.
Of course for three days Ford kept Bossy in wine, which come to think of it rivals the yearly salary of their top executives. But still: the opinions expressed here are all Bossy’s own. Which makes sense because nowhere in the Ford literature is there mention of car ass.
Bossy learned a lot about Ford’s latest sustainability initiatives and their commitment to green technology. Not only do they feature a stable of affordable cars offering an alternative to standard fuel-efficiency — from their inspired and very handsome (Harrison) Ford movie star hybrids to their electric cars — but they are experimenting with ways to incorporate recycled materials in every aspect of their manufacturing process:
Bossy was even lucky enough to go to Ford’s outdoor track in order to conduct a test drive:
But the North American International Auto Show isn’t all about Ford. To this end, Bossy is pleased to break other important news from this event. For instance, Bossy would like to introduce the latest Smart Car:
And speaking of the Smart Car which Bossy wrote about here, they offer a variety of colors to match every shoe and purse combination!
Let’s see. To review this exceedingly well-constructed post of Bossy’s time in Detroit: cute ass, snow, Ford executives, wine. Was there something else?
And maybe there’s one more thing. Bossy wishes to impart how impressed she is with Ford in general. This is a top-shelf company, council, who have mined the industry for the brightest and the best — or maybe those two concepts are the same.
In whatever case, if Ford can surround themselves with top-notch people dedicated to bringing environmental concerns to the forefront, not to mention a commitment to integrate European sensibilities within the American market, then it’s our job to seriously consider Ford when purchasing our next car.
And here, Bossy is actually talking to herself. Because Bossy tends to do that.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm
I like Fords. We’ve had an Explorer and a Mustang. We misssssss our Mustang..that we bought, brand spanking shiny new in 1978-ish for about $3500.
Mr Sunshine still sighs heavily when we pass brand spanking shiny new Mustangs.
Can you use blow-up Ford Dude in the multi-passenger lane?
p.j. saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Uh, does that C-Max come as a convertible? Because that would satisfy all my car longings, and give us space to haul stuff and people around in an environmentally responsible way?
Honda, are you listening??
WebSavvyMom saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm
–>I thought Bossy found PeeWee Herman in that last picture. I’m glad you had a lot of wine, errr, umm, enjoyed the car show.
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm
So far we don’t buy new Fords, but just the other day my daughter was the lucky recipient of a used Ford Escape. My husband likes Fords because he can keep them running–his Explorer has almost 300,000 miles on it.
Olivia saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm
I SO want one of those Smart Cars.
SO SO SO SO SO want one.
Dobes saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm
I named my Ford Christine because it tried to kill me and my entire family not once but TWICE by accelerating uncontrollably on a highway. The second time, I just left it there and walked away. Ford – never again! Sorry, Bossy.
ags345 saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm
I want a SmartCar myself. I think my Lab and I would look fun in one with the Lab riding shotgun.
The C-Max sounds like some sort of gynological procedure.
ags345 saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm
gynecologic, not gynological
k saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm
Not wanting to hurt your relationship with Ford and all… but, all modern Fords aside and…while I don’t really have a negative opinion of Ford, necessarily…
Failed On Race Day.
Fix Or Repair Daily
F*** On Ride Down
How can you beat mnenomics like that? Whatever you drive.
And, gee whiz – those Smart cars are so cute – maybe when I don’t have a gaggle of elementary age kids to tote around.
ruth saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm
OMYGOSH a houndstooth check CAR ! Brillant! That escape is brill… makes me wnat a new car :::SIGH:::
Aimee saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm
K (#9) Found On Road Dead…ha ha ha. Seriously, I am from Michigan, obviously I heart Ford! I have no choice. Glad you enjoyed the D!
AngAK saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Dad spent 32 years building Fords. we thank you.
Julia Falci saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm
I love the ford fiesta commercials 🙂
This smarts are very cute, but i still wouldn’t want one. Too dangerous!
Well Read Hostess saysJanuary 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm
late at night when WRH reads Bossy, WRH has trouble not referring to herself in the third person, and WRH needs to know the following:
what now Detroit? Still not clear.
Also, why was pee wee herman there?
Also, at first the Herringbone check car made me go, Yippeee!! Then, like the thought of a pink mini cooper, I went, but oh hellz to the no, like WRH wouldn’t be actually caught dead IN it.
She doesn’t think so anyway.
Maybe she would.
If there were snacks. Or maybe pee wee.
pkzcass saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 10:04 am
I would buy a Ford, but really only because super cute Mike Rowe is their spokesperson.
DawnA saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 10:38 am
OOOOOO I may need that baby SUV.
Meghan saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 11:05 am
Yo! Salt-n-Pepa go on tour next month!!!
Mitzie saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm
1980s Ford Ranger stalled constantly for no reason we could find. Spent thousands on repairs. Come to find that it was an enginering defect Ford knew about and yet let us spend the money. At the trial in the class action suit, Ford CEO actually said with a straight face, “no, stalling on the freeway is not a safety hazard”.
1990s Ford Windstar, Dropped transmission at 17,500 miles. Dealer would not give free loaner for the week it took to fix it.
Hello Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid.
km saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm
We called them Ford Feshties in the Wesht of Ireland where you put a sh everywhere there’s an s. There a great little car.
Love, love, love the houndstooth smart car. I would like it. Please put it in a little box and mail to me, thanks:)
Michelle M. saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm
My first car was a Ford Pinto. People made fun of me, but it was actually a great little car.
That houndstooth Smart Car is adorable.
Mrs. Tuna saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm
Yes the oxygen was getting thin for your council, so glad you posted so I didn’t lose my will to live.
linda dorris saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm
I test drove the new Explorer today – love love love it. I’ll have to marry one of your Ford executives before I can have one.
Deb saysJanuary 15, 2011 at 1:20 am
Love this! So glad you had the experience and could share it… You make me want to look at (Harrison) Fords!
DaDa Rocks! saysJanuary 16, 2011 at 2:39 am
Great seeing you out in the Motor City! great write up on it all! I’m still processing from it – what a whirlwind!
Rachel D. saysJanuary 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Mmmmm Car show & Wine
Leaf Probably saysJanuary 17, 2011 at 2:20 am
Bossy, is that photo a photo of a man lifting a car on his shoulder? Have I got it wrong? Because if I haven’t that’s the most awesome photo from a car convention I’ve ever seen. He’s lifting an ENTIRE Ford C Max!
Oh. Unless it’s fixed to the wall and he’s just posing for a photo. Actually, yes, that seems far more likely… Never mind!
foolery saysJanuary 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Treadmill BAD. Wine GOOD. Madonna BAD. Ford GOOD. Canceled flights BAD. BOSSY GOOD. That’s my takeaway. Nice post, BOSSY!