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Ford : We Didn't Need No Stinking Bailout and Look at Us now!

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by thefulleffect
ford didnt need a bailout at all to keep operating they are as we speak buliding the biggest plant in they're company in china for sure and they are building in india to this is why they dont need one at all and the fact they restructuring the union contracts right now thats what they got the loans for im guessing for just legal bills and concessions. I love american made cars and well shouldnt they love us to? lol even gm is spending heavy over there right now.


Exactly. Before you guys pat someone on the ass for "standing on their own", take a look at the situation. They have shipped jobs overseas.

Kudos Ford, Kudos!

Get the # out of here with this crap
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Guess what: India and China are where the burgeoning markets are right now. Sorry; reality is We are not going back to the $99.00 down; 7 years to pay "ready loose credit" days anytime soon. Stick the fork in our "azz" we're done.I can't blame them going where the sales are and we bought a 2011 "escape" last march.I thought you on the left were all about "globalization"?
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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reply to post by MoosKept240
 


I have An 87 BMW 325 with over 300k ...everything still works ...I would say it all is on the owner of vehicle as far as maintenance is concerned.. Take care of the car and it will take care of you...my repairs may be more costly but having this car and an American made pick up. I can say my repairs are also a lot less frequent..
Just my 2 cents



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by deadmessiah
Ford didn't need a bail out anyways. They still had massive cash reserves from the profits they made off Hitler in WW2


Don't be too hard on him, Hitler may have killed 6 million Jews but he did save the History channel.

Zwei



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by 46ACE

Originally posted by illuminatislave

Originally posted by thefulleffect
ford didnt need a bailout at all to keep operating they are as we speak buliding the biggest plant in they're company in china for sure and they are building in india to this is why they dont need one at all and the fact they restructuring the union contracts right now thats what they got the loans for im guessing for just legal bills and concessions. I love american made cars and well shouldnt they love us to? lol even gm is spending heavy over there right now.


Exactly. Before you guys pat someone on the ass for "standing on their own", take a look at the situation. They have shipped jobs overseas.

Kudos Ford, Kudos!

Get the # out of here with this crap
edit on 16-9-2011 by illuminatislave because: (no reason given)


Guess what: India and China are where the burgeoning markets are right now. Sorry; reality is We are not going back to the $99.00 down; 7 years to pay "ready loose credit" days anytime soon. Stick the fork in our "azz" we're done.I can't blame them going where the sales are and we bought a 2011 "escape" last march.I thought you on the left were all about "globalization"?
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edit on 16-9-2011 by 46ACE because: (no reason given)



You're a buffoon because clearly you don't know my position.

I'm about "globalization"? No.

I am for getting decent paying jobs back here in the US so WE as a people can frickin function.

I know the reason why the jobs are overseas. And I know who is at fault. It's not the populace, that's for a damn sure, because none of us made laws making it difficult for corporations to profit here while employing American labor, nor did we sign off on bogus free trade agreements designed to # us in the street



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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heres a wake up call for the corporate haters.

NO PROFIT NO JOBS

simple business 101 if your paying out more than your taking in what happens?

you go bankrupt or do what? move.

to really pound in the concept its cheaper to make something 10,000 miles away and ship it here than to make it 1 mile from where you live.

think



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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You are probably correct, at least the first part. But citing Harry Reid as a reliable source? Seriously?



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by navione
reply to post by MoosKept240
 


I have An 87 BMW 325 with over 300k ...everything still works ...I would say it all is on the owner of vehicle as far as maintenance is concerned.. Take care of the car and it will take care of you...my repairs may be more costly but having this car and an American made pick up. I can say my repairs are also a lot less frequent..
Just my 2 cents


Right on, 93' Jaguar that looks/runs great and gets great mileage and a 96' F150 Eddie Bauer 4x4 14-15 city / 18-20 highway depending on load that has never failed me. Not as shiny as the newest models but there is no way I could get enough increase in mileage to offset the price of a new one.
edit on 16-9-2011 by KaiserSoze because: Misspelled retarded.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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I tried posting a pic of my black '00 F250 (Diesel) but the media center was not working....funnest freakin' truck ever...just sayin'

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Some people boycotted GM and bought Fords after bailout. I don't think Ford minded that at all.

Besides, Ford makes Mustangs. You can't go wrong with a Mustang. The one I used to have had over 400k miles on it when it finally died.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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So how's that Daewoo workin' out for you?

I remember when someone at work bought one. The excuse was "it was cheap and new". Give me a 10 year old Ford or Lincoln any day, it will be running much longer.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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"Have you driven a Ford lately?"

Didn't that used to be one of their campaign slogans?

Not only have I not driven a Ford lately, since the 70's, I have no intention of doing so anytime soon. That was the first Ford I bought, and was the last. My first car! That effer broke down so many times and had so many problems I practically had to give it away to be rid of it!

Does anybody here, have a new Ford, or know anybody that does?

They must be printing their own money, too!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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I buy used, I don't have the luxury of owning new...I have a Chevy Blazer, Got that free actually well actually it was given to my hubby for a roof he did, and he gave it to me...I haven't got the luxury of choosing any car, but if I did, I'd buy a motorcycle. Cheap on gas and well It's just a lot more fun!!! Or a scooter. Which is a little cheaper than a motorcycle.
But my first choice would be a horse if I had the space.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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That little VW Jetta sittin' in my driveway...would really like to drive it over with my truck. What a pain that thing is...can you say Dealership? Can't ya just take it to a mechanic?


edit on 16-9-2011 by queenofsheba because: Not in reply to ladyserent....sorry




posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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I never deal with dealer ships I did once that was and will be the last time. It was a hyundai...bleck...
I want a Harley lol.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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I have a friend who bought herself a Harley...
I'm in awe! Wouldn't have the first clue how to drive that baby.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by navione
reply to post by MoosKept240
 


I have An 87 BMW 325 with over 300k ...everything still works ...I would say it all is on the owner of vehicle as far as maintenance is concerned.. Take care of the car and it will take care of you...my repairs may be more costly but having this car and an American made pick up. I can say my repairs are also a lot less frequent..
Just my 2 cents


Ah but then your car is not a mid 90's or 2000. Cars were built much different in the 80's. European was truly better.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Ford....


Did a large financial restructuring almost a whole year and half BEFORE the Proverbial SHTF that GM and Chrysler got caught up in. That's why when Bailout money was offered they declined, Somebody at Ford was either on the ball or was tipped off before hand.

Either case good on them



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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