"People keep asking me 'hey Tom- why Ford? Why Now?"
Who are these "people?" Why do they keep bothering this guy? If Tom wasn't actually a pitchman for Ford, I guess a proper answer would be "you think I have nothing better to do than to give you an education on car-buying? Who asked you to buy a Ford? Leave me alone!"
But since Tom IS a bought-and-paid for whore for the Ford Motor Company, we are supposed to believe that he explained to these "people" how the New Ford is not your Dad's Ford- it's not a pile of junk which is inferior in every way to it's Japanese counterpart.
Well, that's not very interesting. So let's imagine how the conversation would have gone if Tom decided to be as honest and to-the-point as humanly possible:
"Hey Tom, why Ford?"
"Because that's the company that's currently paying me to pitch their crappy product."
"Because if people buy Fords right now, the company will continue to pay me to pitch their crappy product."
So easy, I'd feel guilty for being paid for running this site- if only I were being paid for running this site.