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Old 06-08-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Amid bankruptcies and forecasts of Detroit doom, one of the Big Three is hanging tough. Ford tough.

Once defined by the revolutionary Model T, Ford is motoring on without federal bailouts, Treasury-led restructurings or bankruptcy judges.

Ford pulls its weight without bailout funds - Washington Times
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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Amid bankruptcies and forecasts of Detroit doom, one of the Big Three is hanging tough. Ford tough.

Once defined by the revolutionary Model T, Ford is motoring on without federal bailouts, Treasury-led restructurings or bankruptcy judges.

Ford pulls its weight without bailout funds - Washington Times
The downside is that Ford is still saddled with many of the fixed costs that the government ownership / bankrupcy proceedings will remove from the others. However, the huge upside is that Ford will be free to plan product development withough government intervention. My bet is that what Ford builds will be hugely more profitable than what the government will dictate to the others.

Anyone with a basic understanding of the automotive cost structure sees that the upside potential past the break even is breathtaking for Ford.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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I think we may see a lot of former GM and Chrysler buyers who want to buy american, jumping ship to Ford.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Glad to see a story on this. Ford has sort of been out of the news lately and overshadowed by the disasters at GM and Chrysler. Ford still has a LONG way to go, but I am proud we have one American automaker trying to do this on its own. Downsizing and getting rid of stuff like Jaguar and Land Rover were just one of many changes Ford managed to do soon enough.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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I'm planning on getting an F150, where before it was going to be a ram or an american built tundra as my 2nd choice
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