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Ford recaptures 1st place

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by TOOLMAKER 251, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    The news today is reporting that Ford has recaptured 1st. place in sales, topping GM and Toyota. Ford sales rose 43% while GM was up 12% and Toyota was down 9% It appears that Americans are getting the idea about government motors.
     
  2. Steve W

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    That's good news. I think Ford deserves some credit for not asking for gov. bail out.

    Funny thing, just few hours ago, while waiting for my daughter to pick up her books at Barns & Noble, I browse through Consumer Report in 2010 cars (I normally don't read it, because they never say anything good about everything I buy). I noticed now there're more Ford models being "recommended" than GMs.

    We always have some Ford in our family and exclusively Ford as company vehicles, simply because we get better deals. Maybe it is a better vehicle after all.
     
  3. crusha

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    Ford is the only "Detroit" brand I will consider from now on. Chrysler vehicles have been a disaster for us, and "Government Motors" is dead to me now, for getting in bed with Obama.
     
  4. EE

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    Ditto.

    If I were in the market for a new 3/4 ton truck, Ford would get my business.

    EE
     
  5. 221

    221 Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Ford "IS" taking plenty of government...."TAXPAYER" ....money, yet their made out to be heroes.
    Government funding is still the taxpayers money.....no matter what you wish to call it.

    Ford is dirtier than the others because they sugar coat how they are getting the money......and by the sounds of it most of you all are buying it.
     
  6. alf174

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    221, please explain or expand on that.
     
  7. CalvinMD

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    221's post...sounds like the BS of an angry Toyota lover to me
     
  8. KS-OKIE

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    221:Show me some proof.As a Ford employee I say you are full of S..T KS-OKIE.
     
  9. TOOLMAKER 251

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    You can't blame 221 for posting his bullshit, he is a progressive barry supporter. The socialists were hoping that Ford would have to put their hand out along with the other 2, but it backfired on them.
     
  10. highflyer

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    Congratulations to Ford the only American auto company not run by Obama. They should have let the unions kill the other American auto makers.
     
  11. R.Kipling

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    I'm no fan of any bailout, or taxpayer subsidy, in any form, but this took about 20 seconds of Google search to find. There will be more.

    I won't buy GM, and I'm reluctant to buy anything right now. You've got to ask yourself, what company couldn't survive with a 6 Billion dollar research boost? Just more disparity in action.

    I also know that all the domestic car companies have been getting Billions of taxpayer dollars for international marketing and advertising for decades.

    Kip
     
  12. alf174

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    A $6B loan commitment is not much money in terms of auto development. It took $2B for Ford to redesign and buy machinery & tooling to recreate the Focus from the Escort and that was 7-8 years ago.
     
  13. dodge ram

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    good for them, usa all the way.
     
  14. short shucker

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    Doesn't make any difference if you enter through the front door or slip in the back. The money is still coming from the government with strings attached. Buy into whatever bs you want to.


    My '96 Chevrolet p/u has 23x,xxx miles on it and it still has the original engine, transmission, and rearend as it came with and none of them have been rebuilt. The original water pump and altenator are still on the truck. The exhaust has only been replaced from the cat' back. All of my steering componets are original except for the pitman arm. I've replaced the brakes twice, the shocks twice, and I'm on my third set of tires.

    When I decide to replace this one, it will be with another Chevrolet only.

    BTW the truck I had previous to this one was a '82 Chevrolet and it gave me similar service.

    ss
     
  15. GW22

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    Great news. Go Ford.

    -Gary
     
  16. John Browning

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    I wish I would have bought Ford at $1.57. I do question why you guys get all bent out of shape about the US automakers getting 20 billion, when we gave just one Danish bank 30 billion. Please go to prisonplanet.com and do a search about were the rest of the 405 billion went. I really don't have time to do this for you, I shoot 400 shells yesterday and need to load some for this weekend. John
     
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