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Have you driven a Ford...lately? No? Why not?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by D.K.night, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. D.K.night

    D.K.night IncGamers Member

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    Have you driven a Ford...lately? No? Why not?!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5345574.stm

    Ford is cutting 14,000 white-collar jobs in North America as it tries to turn round its flagging business.

    It is also to close 16 factories by 2008, instead of shutting 12 by 2012 as previously announced.

    It said these measures would help it reduce annual costs by about $5bn (£2.65bn) by the end of 2008.

    Ford had earlier said it would offer redundancy and early retirement packages to all of its 75,000 unionised US blue-collar workers.
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    Personally I'm not really shedding any tears over this. Ford has been doing just terrible over the past decades. I look around me and I don't see a single friend of mine having bought a Ford. It's all Hondas, Toyotas, Mazdas...the only people who bought trucks MIGHT have bought a Ford. Even the older family members...they spring for BMW's, Lexus, Mercedes, blah blah. Ford has never even been considered in the running. Always Japanese car here, or European car there. Never Ford. I don't forsee myself buying myself a Ford anytime soon either. As I'm getting older I too, am looking at something European.

    how about you guys? How of you drive a Ford, and proud of it?
     
  2. Jigga-Scrooge

    Jigga-Scrooge IncGamers Member

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    no, because i drive a dodge.
     
  3. Amra

    Amra IncGamers Member

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    I am pretty sure our ambulance is a Ford. It does okay.
     
  4. Yaboosh

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    I drive a Ranger. It treats me alright I suppose.
     
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    I'm not buying any more cars from Ford, Chevy, etc.

    Frankly, for the same price, Japanese manufacturers make a better, loner-lasting product.
     
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    Love my focus ZX-5, can't complain about my expedition.
     
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    No, mostly because I drive a Volvo!
     
  8. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    I was going to go look at one but when I got there it was
    Found
    On
    Road
    Dead
     
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    personally no,
    but the ford f450 series has been used for garbage trucks and tow trucks
    as long as their maintained properly they can run forever
     
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    The 1960's called. It wants its joke back.
     
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    WTF? The past has time calling phones??? Damn, I missed them. Bunch of geezers, hogging the good toys
     
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    Just so you know, Ford owns Mazda, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Land Rover, and Volvo.

    I've owned two Fords, a Canadian Buick, and a Suzuki. They've all had their perks, but the Fords have been my favorite.

    I might by an F-150 at some point. Those new ones are sexy.
     
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    I prefer Toyota. My lowrider Tacoma serves me well
     
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    Soy seguro que lo hace, amigo.
     
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    I drive a Forde Ranger, 1997, flare sides. It's a great little truck.
     
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    Guess what the world's best selling vehicle is!
     
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    I prefer Chevy. But right now, I'm driving a Hyundai.
     
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    Drive a Jeep and Ford has nothing to match it. And my next car is going to be a BMW. Other then maybe the Mustang nothing from them interests me. They have such bad designs and what a person looks at first is the looks of a car.
     
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    Gib pix plz.

    I think discussions like this would be best served with naming both makes and the models, and in addition explaining in what field is Ford actually pwning.
     
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    http://www.ford.com/en/default.htm

    I think DK was talking about how Ford isn't pwning, because everyone he knows is driving Mazdas and Jaguars. >.>
     

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