5 reasons Ford's flying high again

Just a few years ago, it looked like the US auto industry was at death's door. Ford's revival is considered one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the nation's history.

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Jun 10, 2013 8:12PM
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Dear Fuzzman, you are absolutely wrong. The credit line was made available, but Ford never took any of it. Nice try defending Government Motors, but Ford did it all alone.
Jun 10, 2013 10:00PM
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I appreciate the reasons giving but bottom line is Ford puts out a dam good product. I bought a new mustang in 2012. I don't like my mustang, I am in love with my mustang. I've been driving for 41 years and my mustang is my first car that I drive just for the enjoyment of driving. I would not, will not consider any car other than a Ford from here on out. Dam their just good. No, I don't work for Ford I'm a Railroader who fell in love with my horse, my mustang. Go Ford - ! ! !
Jun 10, 2013 8:49PM
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just got back in the family, ford f150 delivered last friday ,i got to drive today while wife was at work ha ha
Jun 10, 2013 9:17PM
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They are about to discontinue the Ranger. Big mistake in my opinion.
Jun 10, 2013 9:46PM
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I bought a new 2013 Ford Edge last August and love.  This is the first time I owned a Ford and a first American car.  Keep up the quality and styling and surely be back for another one.
Jun 10, 2013 7:53PM
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The Mustang, ot a Prius, excites buyers. Get a clue ,greenies.
Jun 10, 2013 10:42PM
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Just bought a 2013 Ford Escape SE. Great vehicle! Main reason I bought Ford, besides price, gas mileage, and design, (best looking SUV on the road) was I will NEVER buy a Govt.Motors vehicle for as long as I live!!!
Jun 11, 2013 8:43AM
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While GM and Chrysler sold their souls to the government, Ford maintained its integrity.
Jun 11, 2013 7:36AM
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And they did it without the government stealing the company from it's rightful owners, to give to unions, to buy votes. Amazing.
Jun 11, 2013 3:04AM
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Ford's flying high again....you mean in contrast to bankrupt GM and bankrupt Chrysler?  In contrast to 15 recalls in 2 years Toyota?  That flying high?

And again, as with most years since WWII...the Ford F150 is the best selling vehicle in the U.S.  Wow!  What a comeback.

Jun 11, 2013 9:22AM
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Reason #6.   They didn't accept "bail out funds".  They did it themselves.

Jun 11, 2013 5:17AM
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Interesting that the only American company that Obama didn't rescue (that's sarcasm for you slow liberals) is the one that really has recovered.  Chrysler is barely making it and GM has cost the tax payers $26 billion - so far.

Now that Obama illegally has given GM to his union cronies (while robbing the legitimate bond holders) many people not only do not trust GM but are disgusted with them and won't by their cars. We hear GM called "government motors" all the time.

I personally will never buy a GM car, because I will not support the extremist destructive liberal vision for our nation.

Jun 10, 2013 11:11PM
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Wife just LOVES her new CMax hybrid !  (I haven't even driven it yet....)  She only gets about 42 mpg because she drives the piss out of it.  It's comfortable, fully loaded, fun to drive (so I'm told).  I think with a lighter touch on the go pedal, she would get much better mileage.
Jun 10, 2013 8:19PM
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6)  Getting the Ford family out of management.
Jun 11, 2013 8:39AM
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We drive a 2011 Ford Escape, and love the car...23 mpg in town, and about 31 on the highway. Our son drives a 2012 Ford Focus, and it's a great small car with combined mileage of 38 mpg. I was sorry to see the Ford Ranger go away, but Ford needs another mid-sized to small redesigned truck. I bought a Toyota Tacoma for myself, which outsells all other small trucks combined. I will continue to buy Fords because they solved their own problems.
Jun 11, 2013 9:22AM
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Since Obamamotors was born my entire close and extended family has ditched their Obamamachines, never to return.  I love my F150.
Jun 11, 2013 8:53AM
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We have a 2013 C-MAX.  We are getting 46 mpg now that the weather is warmer. I am very happy with it.  It handles great, accelerates great, very roomy, a real pleasure to drive.  Wife has had several Chev. over the last several years. Her current Malibu just sits in the garage because now she wants to drive the C-MAX all the time. I believe that this is the type of vehicle of the future.  Ford has it right.

 

 

 

Jun 11, 2013 10:51AM
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Ford made it through, not by accepting government money, but buy refusing it.  Alan had the foresight to put all of Ford's assets on the line (including the Blue Oval symbol) as collateral for a loan, which Ford used to invest in product.  This was a shrewd business move which took them through the dark days.  Don't try to lump Ford with the other two of the "big three" who went on life support with government (my) money!
Jun 11, 2013 8:28AM
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Maybe Mr. Mulally should take over the Detroit Lions too.
Jun 10, 2013 10:15PM
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Skippy836...Are you really allowed to vote..??

 

Glad to hear Ford is doing fine; Even along with GM and FIAT Chrysler(don't care as much). But,

We drive Chebby usually...Invest in Ford(F).

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