The New Ford Five-hundred(what's up with this name anyway?), looks like a carbon copy of the Toyota Camry. Also is totally bland in styling and boring to look at it. One needs a quart of whiskey to spend money on that type of car.
OTOH GM is no better; the new Pontiac G6, the Ma xx, still have rear drum brakes, a rear solid axle and overall "50's technology.
Their trucks are at the bottom end when compared to the competition(check any car/truck magazine)
GM and Ford relied on their market power for many decades(obviously for good reasons), following the mantra "if ain't broke don't fix it".
That's a very slippery slope, for which it shows that they do not have a future program/plan.
As a last resort for their short comings on the North American continent, both companies rushed into rebadging European made cars with American names trying to revive their sluggish sales in the US.
As one can see they failed...
OTOH DC got the smarts and came out with a vengeance. Hot new models like the 300C, Magnum, Charger, Viper powered Trucks, SRT 4,6,8 Models, they are flying of the showrooms.
I see young kids buying the 300C because the cars are looking "cool". The DUB guys are snapping the new R/T Chargers Hemi, you wouldn't believe it!
How do i know it?...I work for a DC Dealer!
I drove a Caddy CTS-V but they did not design the rear end correctly and the wheel hop is horrid. But it goes fast once it gets moving. So, I'm going for either the Mercedes C55-AMG or BMW 545i.
Don't you remember the old Galaxie 500? It was pretty much the bottom of the line full size car from Ford in the 1960s. It would run ok for about 2 or 3 years, and then it would need to be replaced.
It isn't a name that I would have chosen to resurrect. They should have gone a decade older and just called it the 'new Edsel' if that was the market they were trying to recover.