Ask the Best and Brightest: Is That a Lexus in the Jet-Gate Video?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

If FoMoCo CEO Alan Mulally is disembarking The Blue Oval corporate jet and entering a Lexus, that’s one Big Ass story. It’s summer in the video (and our hearts), and the graphic says 2008. That’s long enough for Big Al to have ditched his Lexus and hooked-up with something domestic. Lincoln MKZHRG? Volvo S80? [While TTAC has long argued that Motown execs should drive their competitors’ products, Big Al ain’t driving here. And if it is a Lexus sedan, methinks Mr. M knew the transplant brand well enough by then.] Eddy and I aren’t sure. The headlight shape doesn’t look Ford like, but the wheels don’t look Lexian. Ed’s thinking maybe it’s a Cadillac DTS. I’m calling ABC News to try and get the video sans graphic. Meanwhile, help!

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  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Nov 21, 2008

    I got to say that Ford has a cultural tradition of driving their own products. In fact, as a vendor, we used to try very hard to show up in a Ford when visiting Ford. If that's his own car, he should have traded. It's not like he can't afford it. There is plenty wrong with a Lincoln, and he should learn about that first hand. As I said in another thread, the car could belong to the FBO (gas station for planes).

  • Jgeorge Jgeorge on Nov 21, 2008

    I too am apt to dislike the guy but, as I recall, that ABC news clip eventually shows Mulally hopping in the driver's seat.

  • AG AG on Nov 21, 2008

    Its either an S-class or a ls430.

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