What Technology and Features Would You Like in Your Next Ford?
OCT
21

We all have ideas, and we bet you probably have a few ideas about what technology and features you would like to have in your next Ford vehicle. Did you know that we make it easy for you to submit your idea? Click on Your Ideas (pretty original name, huh?), read the rules and submit your idea. You can also browse ideas already submitted, commented and vote on them.

There has been the usual stream of ideas, Your Stories and our stories posted this week – here are the highlights:

Your Stories

My Escape Saved My Life!

Dreams Do Come True!

Back in 2002, when I was 9 years old, my grandmother (whom I call Nana) had bought a brand new 2002 Ford Mustang. The color and make? Sonic Blue V6. I was shocked to see this kind of car, because before the mustang, my Nana and my mom had Honda’s. I fell in love with the sleek and mean design of the ‘02 mustang. I had deemed it my “dream car”. Over the years of growing up, I had dreamt of owning a mustang, one that was blue, just like Nana’s. Read more…

My Escape Saved My Life!

My Escape Saved My Life!

On October 4th, 2011 another driver ran a stop sign as I was crossing the intersection in my 2009 Ford Escape. I am told that my car flipped/rolled twice due to the speed of the other driver and the impact being directly in the middle of the driver’s side of my Escape. The car came to a rest on the passenger side of the car. I was wearing my seat belt – tucked low at the hip. I was fine! The side airbags deployed and I was without a scratch or broken bone. Read more…

Your Ideas

Photo Catalytic Glass

Has Ford considered integrating photo catalytic glass in their vehicles? Has Ford done a cost benefit analysis for auto glass coated with Titanium Oxide? The consumer benefits to this technology include, eliminating fogged windows, cleaner glass and increased diver visibility. Read more…

Wire Wheel Covers

How about a set of nice wire wheel covers like those used on the older models with 15″ wheels, or will some of those used on the older model front wheel drive work on the Transit Connect. Read more…

Ford Smart Maintenance

Sync up the customers smart phone to the scheduled maintenance program for the vehicle. 1) Oil Changes, 2) Tire Rotation, 3) Trans Fluid replacement, etc. Read more…

Our Stories

Ford F-150 Head to Head Pickup Comparison Tool

We know one size does not fit all – if you’ve ever bought socks with that claim, but the heel portion ended up on your calves, you know. Same goes with vehicles. That is why Ford has created the Head to Head Pickup Comparison tool for those of you shopping for an F-150. Read more…

Ford SYNC Features Expand to More Users

We’ll admit that when iTunes, Word or any of our computer software alerts us to an update, we tend to hit “agree” to said update and not always read what it’s about. For all we know, we might have agreed to wear hot pants and a monocle to the office. So, we know that some of you might also be tempted to go on autopilot when you hear the Ford SYNC® system has a free update and either not pay attention to the details or simply ignore it. But here’s why you shouldn’t. Read more…

Mustang Customizer Goes Mobile

The new for 2011 Mustang Customizer is now available on your iPad/iPhone or Android-based mobile device. The Customizer was just launched in September and has already proven extremely popular. The ability to take it with you and stay engaged while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store or bored in your accounting class should make it that much more popular! Read more…

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95 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Lowell Prewitt RWD - V8 - Fusion size
2 year(s) ago via
Khalil Williams I would love to suggest a three door version of the Ford Fiesta hatchback, as well as the Ford Ka subcompact. Also, i would like to suggest the addition of both diesel and turbodiesel engines for all Ford vehicles and trim levels, especially those for the 2013 model year. Finally, i would like to add the suggestion of a manual transmission as an option for all Ford vehicles. After all, there are enthusiasts, and regular everyday people that would love to enjoy driving and reap the benefits of high fuel economy, something that most will reap with a manual transmission.
2 year(s) ago via
Brad Barefoot How about bringing back wire wheel covers as an option for the cars and vans like the Transit Connect. As far as technology lets cut a deal with whoever owns On-Star and make that available.
2 year(s) ago via
Jason Frels Manual Transmissions!!! I want to enjoy driving.
2 year(s) ago via
Rich Semmelhaack Turbo diesel cars. All wheel drive like Subaru, Audi quatro, we have 5 months of winter here!!! I had to buy a Front wheel drive to get an ecoboost engine :(
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
edvard Here's my "wish-list". 1: Re-make Lincoln into a world-class luxury brand. As in cars that are really and truly a luxury brand using dedicated platforms and cutting-edge design. Cars that can compete with BMW and Mercedes, not just re-badged Fords. 2: A "real" small truck. Not all of us want to drive big honkin' trucks. A small TDI would be even sweeter. 3: an affordable plug-in hybrid. Keep it under 30k and you'll sell the snot out of em'. 4: A station wagon. I think there's a huge demand to bring back the wagon. Not a hatchback or another crossover. But a "real" wagon. Better yet- a TDI option as well. VW is doing VERY well with their TDI Jetta wagon and I am seeing tons of them. So obviously there's a demand. Don't get me wrong. You're doing a great job and the products you've been putting out are fantastic. But I'm a car nerd and those are the things I would personally love to see.
2 year(s) ago via
Brooke Reed I think it would be interesting to see a come-back of the New Edge Mustangs. And I know many people won't like this idea, but perhaps a 4 door coupe (look up 4 door coupe saturn) could be a new edition to the line of Mustangs. It would just be convenient for those of us who have people who sit in the back seats. It could be just used for V6 models, since a majority of V6's are used as daily drivers and the extra weight wouldn't matter. I also like the idea of UV resistant headlights, it would be an amazing upgrade from all of those sun damaged headlights.
2 year(s) ago via
Debra Garcia Please bring back the 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe....PLEASE
2 year(s) ago via
Devon Murchison Make a new Mark series Lincoln with the 5.0 Coyote and RWD, that'd be sexy.........*drools*
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Becky Langham Galati Manual Transmissions. Headlights with UV resistant coverings to they don't yellow.
2 year(s) ago via
Jamie At Ford Hey Wally, If you’re still having a transmission concern, please send me your VIN, mileage, and dealer name/location and I’ll be able to research the issue further. Jamie Ford Customer Service Division
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Thompson A diesel engine that is reliable would be an outstanding improvement. Tired of sitting on the side of the road. Fords 4 way flashers do work splendidly though.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Carrier Why do all the available hybrids only seat 5 passengers ? Why hasn't a manufacture considered that those of use who need 6 to 8 seats might like a hybrid ?
2 year(s) ago via
Jason Tugade Make the interface easy to use like an iPad..bring blue ray quality DVD to the interface. And Rwd with hybrid technology.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alex King improve sync, i have and 09 focus so it may have gotten better, but i have to yell at her some times. lol and do more stylish keys like gm. Like all the new cruzes have a flip open key and remote start!! the app they have to lock, unlock start etc is cool too.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
an ecoboost 5.0 on the mustang with paddle shifters.
2 year(s) ago via
Tom Lease Would like to see the Mondeo station wagon make it to USA shores or build a Fusion wagon. Not everyone wants an SUV.
2 year(s) ago via
Dave Price Junk the Sync and develop a system that works like the Chrysler U Connect
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Clint Anderson I will give you my idea when you sign an NDA with me... If you can do that then you can see my idea.. you are silly to think people are just gonna give real ideas out without compensation.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
José Antonio Vázquez González I have the blue oval in my blood , for tradition and conviction.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Trevor Hollow Internet access
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert Moody I want a 4+4 Ranger All Electric powered, with a small diesel generater to power the Electric motor,The Ranger should get 100+ MPG
2 year(s) ago via
Byeongdon Moon Better milege like electric motor
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew Morgen not another sync
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Loetscher solar panel roof
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Pedro Lozano have the technology to speak to you
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Wilfredo Antonio Web browsing, automatic pandora station
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Darvell Powell Hey FoMoCo, just purchased 3 new vehicles. Loves them, but I would love to see all family vehicles made "performance hybrids"! I mean that all vehicles will have your hybrid start/stop system for city driving & ECOBOOSTing for highway driving. Here in L.A., this would save everyone tons of gallons of gas & still even more due to the benefits of ECOBOOST!!! Also, please consider dropping the ECOBOOST-6 in the 'Stang & making a boosted 5.0... pppllleeeaaassseee???
2 year(s) ago via
James McRitchie I'd like to buy a hybrid Transit Connect camper.
2 year(s) ago via
Matheus Ulisses Pieroni RWD sedan
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Pritchard Turbo diesels for the US and Canada.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Johnathen Evans What about a diesel hybrid?
2 year(s) ago via
Paul Desruisseau Try actually driving your Town Car. I mean really - what an absolutely embarrassment to your brand. You need to thin the heard or focus on the entire brand which negatively effect your halo across the category. One other besides technology - sales reps who are an extension of you need to be better trained. I just bought a 44k car and it was not yours although I am a ford guy (mustang through college and various Taurus co cars) the sales experience just does not match that of others. BTW - it's not GM they are even worse plus thier product is just junk.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Elliot C Boose Ford, Bill...I just searched the web and noticed all the lies you told about who gave you the idea for the Ford Reality Vehicle Design Show. Now, the U.S. Copyright office still has the treatment on file. I do not understand why would a company be so dispicable to not only steal the idea, but continue to lie to the world about who gave it to you. I submitted it to you in January 2006 and you even sent me a letter thanking me for it and stated you will let me know if you will ever consider it. The earliest link states Ford is considering creating a reality vehicle design show on May 1 2006....exactly 3 months after I sent you my treatment. One of the 4 links is: today.msnbc.msn.com/id/12513325/ns/. When I tried to sue you as a pro se attorney (while I lived out of my car studying law since no attorney would assist me) the judge in Detroit (on your home turf) dismissed my case with prejudice (meaning I could not re-file ever again), the dismissal basically indicated I had no proof that the show exist. Well, it aired on ESPN in 2007 and the show was pulled from the air for some reason (after I filed my Intentional Copyrite Infrigement Case against you. Is this really the message Henry Ford would want to send about how it lies and decieves? Moreover, so many things started happening to me that seemed very suspicious. I am a very reasonable person and not greedy at all. If Ford simply would have paid me a modest 5 figure lump sum with a 1 to 3% royalty you not only would have had an innovative hit show, you also would have had a substantial number of concept vehicles.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Electric Cars VS Gasoline Cars A water-proof electric car so you can drive through high water and not short out.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mauro Felci I desire a green car. Hybrid... I Would that my new KUGA was the last car powered through traditional engine Diesel or petrolium and its derivates...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Peter R. Gross Why is the new EXPLORER not available in Europe?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Scott Cain Yeh falcon XR's and F6 exported to USA would be awesome
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ford Falcon Both present great cases for Falcon staying and going global!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ford Falcon Those reports of the RWD Lincoln Continental and Mustang going global better be true Ford!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ford Falcon Rear Wheel Drive! Falcon based RWD to be exact!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sasha Jaafari RWD!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Amir Zarif Ghalli RWD with an IRS
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joe Ridenour new focus already has a duel clutch, you should offer padel shifter for it as well since it already has the transmission for it. Offer more than just the mustang in RWD, at least one more model in a sedan model.(trying to say should have redesigned the crown vic and made it smaller or something)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chad Anderson the same fantastic technology features available in the current Falcon, but with direct injection, to further improve its fuel efficiency, a six speed manual available across the Falcon range, a new Falcon RTV with the turbo diesel option and use the Territorys all wheel drive system, the reintroduction of the Falcon wagon with optional IRS (similar to AU).
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jamie Sapp Have ipad build inside dash. That you download in apps or you can download movies are surf the web.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brent Henry RWD Basis! and lots of engine options!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Bouvier unify interior and exterior designs for cars trucks and cuvs, make the styling like eves with normal or suicide doors
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cody Mitchell ecoboost and my ford touch :P
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dylan de Ponte Gaming system :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jason Cardillo Make all the new vehicles with the 6.0 turbo diesel and tell everyone they are screwed when their warranty runs out!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Bouvier an iPad dock in the console, should also be adaptable for iPods and iPhones
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jason Cardillo Turn it into a VW GTI!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Poenaru Mihai Ford mondeo 4WD!!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Townsend Ones that work! Ones that don't take 4 hours to demo or be a genious to run! And delete all sunroofs!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eugene Morales Cruz I would like the "Ford touch" in the next Fiesta generation, also have the sunroof in more versions with leather seats.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matt Lansing Make Sync a stand-alone option on the V6 and GT Mustang base models, not just the Premium model. It doesn't make any sense to have to buy a $4,000 leather interior to make hands-free cell phone calls.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jason Lewis Bring back a Pushrod engine !
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Hélio Ortolani Júnior Ford's Fiesta Sedan, Focus Sedan and Fusion Sedan with 5 or 6 speed Automatic transmission, soft suspension (comfort), complete instruments and engines with laser sparks.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Schoenrock @ Matt Ellis, I like those plastic caps on the bed rails, they help stop/ hide dents very well! And the super duty still has straight axle.....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dan Blair How bout a standard transmission whar happened to them?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matt Ellis Steel rims, front and rear leaf springs, four by 4 lever on the floor, solid front axles, more ground clearance, optional winch, and lose the plastic rail caps on the box and let it remain metal. Get rid of all the exterior plastic actually. and standard trasmissions in the super duties, bring back the 351 windsor. Make everything easier to work on yourself.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joshua Gonzalez Launch Control...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Adam Vaughan I'm an Aussie,bring back the V8 panelvan,& a AWD version like the old RTV ute,& maybe a dedicated LPG version,combine all 3 for a long range,fuel saving,raunchy,muscle car with offroad capabillities & accessories 4 camping,12v sockets,awning attachments,roof camper adaptations etc,I want one!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Aaron Koehne I'd like the Crown Vic to brought back, please
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Pritchard Clean burning turbo diesels for the US and Canada. I mean, come on already. The Transit Connect is just begging for it as is the Focus.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Julie Westfall Air Vents that are more controlable. Would love to be able to shut passenger side clear off when I want without shutting it off to the back seat passengers..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
All roads lead to The Motor City Engine up to operating temp for gas engines + front sensors for all trucks
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Larry Stewart Raptor type suspension, and styling, on plain Jane, pickup, with 5.0 and/or eco-boost, and possibly even a standard transmission for a real tough off road and working truck. Available with 4.11, and even 4.56 gears. Possible built in 5 point roll cage.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brendan Makar 22"in rims?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jacob A. Weinstein I want to put the Digital gauges in my Crown Vic. Also a touch screen instead of the cassette player that switches to "seeking" when you don't play something quick enough. I also want More power with better gas mileage. But that's going to have to be me that does it cause you morons discontinued Crown Vics. But don't get me wrong I still love Ford.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matt Marx 6 speed manual transmissions! Please!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark P. Fortin Electric tilt/telescopic steering wheel!!!! Or go back to the old pull lever tilt so u can actually use it when getting in and out! The current system sucks!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Peter Brennan subwoofer option
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Max Kutschera I think its time for the SVT lightning to come back but with the supercharged 6.2L V8 now that's power!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ray Allen Sun visors for the rear seats in the Super Dutys, and manual transmissions in the truck
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brendan Makar Armor!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Wilson Heated steering wheel
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
i wish ford be the first who create new type of suspension! shouldn't be like springs!
2 year(s) ago via
Khalessa Epetai Gorkon hmmmm warp peed cmes to mind, and a cloakin device to elude the highway patrol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
James Rhodes i would like to see the EVOS put in production
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mahmood Al-wahibi mustang + 6.6supercharged terminator engine+no traction+
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Steven Legnetti ex wife ejector seat
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Hallberg Three door Focus or a Fusion Coupe.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Manual Transmission as a long Shifter + 4x4 Manual a little bit long Shifter. And new interior upstair lamps like luxury cars (not like the old way buttons).
2 year(s) ago via
Jarrod Veach Front mounted 50 cal machine guns and rear grenade launcher. :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kyle Blindauer How about a manual trans in the V6 Fusion. I wanna trade my daily driver Contour in, but don't want to replace it with a slushbox :( How about an SVT Fusion? Ford got it right with the SVT Contour, I sure do love mine! I'm never getting rid of that one!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Henry Stevenson Another supercharged 4.6 please :) or a 5.0 S/C :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
حمد العماري Manual Transmission + Manual 4x4 as a Shifter for off road cars + ground clearance!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mabry E Pouncy 2 doors and no "Chrome Clad" wheels
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anita Granat Love the SYNC. Please don't drop it.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jake Brown Put a 6Cyl. Diesel and air ride suspension (like semi's have) in the one ton dually's.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kyle Gobble I'm with Cory: Bring back the Thunderbird!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Will Holland AWD
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sean Allen Brakes,acceleration steering wheel and of course a motor
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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