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    You people in North American are SOOO lucky!! You've got so many car manufacturers and so many production facilities to be able to shut that many down and still have the industry survive.

    Blame it on the dufus'es buying F150s for pose value. And Nobody needs a 4x4 to trasport kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrolein
    I hate ford.

    I'm sorry.

    I've given them two tries. One try was a Ford Escort, and the other was a Ford Bronco, and both of them eventually were Found On Road Dead.

    They suck. I'm glad they are shutting down plants for more than one reason. Oh yeah, and those cars were already being cut off, so it's no big news...they've already been replaced.
    i am on my 3rd ford now, first was a 88 ranger, 2nd was a 93 mercury cougar, 3rd is now my baby, the 96 Mustang. i have loved all of them, and had no troubles. sorry to hear about the escort, they are ****ty cars unfortunatly.
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    I've had a couple Fords. The first was a '71 Maverick and the second was '80 Fairmont. Of course I got them both used. They were fun to drive. That Maverick was pretty spucky, considering only about 5 of the 8 cyls were firing. :laugh:

    I don't think I would ever buy a new one, though. ;)
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    Ford's market is big trucks. plain and simple. nobody can touch a full-size F350 turbo-diesel truck. they 0wn. cars, (even the Mustang to some extent) are there just to round out the company, they arent the bread and butter of the company. why focus on making a highly advanced escort that sells for 22k, topped out, or a truck that brings in 45k easy for a nice one?? the math speaks for itself, considering Ford has had the best selling series of trucks (the F-Series) since like 1980. that says something right there. what can i say, i love Ford, but I would support Chevy and *ugh* Dodge too over a damn rice burner. (Even tho the skyline, supra and RX-7 0wn me :cry: ) :D
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    ok, this just in:

    CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM's contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington.
    The findings are as follows......

    1. Ford- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.

    2. GM- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv's, and trucks.

    3. Daimler Chrysler- $10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.

    4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

    5. Volkswagen- Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation,
    funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

    6. Hyundai- $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

    7. Audi- Nothing.

    8. BMW- Nothing.

    9. Daewoo- Nothing.

    10. Fiat- Nothing.

    11. Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

    12. Isuzu- Nothing.

    13. Mitsubishi- Nothing.

    14. Nissan- Nothing.

    15. Porsche- Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche website.

    16. Subaru- Nothing.
    17. Suzuki- Nothing.

    18. Toyota- Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001. Condolences posted on the website

    Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep this
    information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company. Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States. It's OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their
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    I agree with what you say wholeheartedly Wiz!
    However I would like to point out the following - which I blatantly stole directly from a page at the Honda site;

    Honda and our associates and dealers offer our sincere condolences and respect to the victims and families involved in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We also offer our deep appreciation and support for the inspiring efforts of the thousands of American heroes involved in rescue and recovery during this time of national need.

    - The Honda Family of Companies


    Together with our associates, Honda is working to support assistance programs designed to help cope with these devastating losses.

    Direct associate contributions have raised $448,534 from thousands of Honda associates, contractors and retirees from every Honda company in North America.

    In addition, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda of America Mfg., Inc. and other sister companies in North America have contributed a total of $1,100,534, including company matching funds and direct cash contributions.

    These combined efforts total $1,549,068. The bulk of these funds have been earmarked to the United Way of New York "September 11 Fund," and the American Red Cross.

    As an immediate step, Honda donated all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to help rescue workers quickly navigate the difficult terrain around the World Trade Center. These vehicles provide immediate aid to speed recovery efforts and cleanup in the area. Other material contributions include water pumps and generators to assist City of New York Fire Department crews with cleanup and repair efforts. We remain in touch with New York authorities to determine their need for additional equipment. Honda had previously donated commercial generators to the American Red Cross for use in disaster-relief efforts such as this.

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    yes, that was me in that post.
    Teach me to arrive here the roundabout way:D


    As a courtesy to all (and particularly to CNN - Being a Time-Warner enterprise, and therefore a subsidiary of AOL ::: Therefore I am certain they are completely clueless as to how to get around on the internet) I shall provide a link to the above information, so you may view it for yourself.

    http://www.honda.com/hondaresponds.html

    I was going to spread the news around that you had posted Wizard, but I wanted to do a bit of fact checking first:)

    As is typical since Ted Turner sold the network;
    CNN can't hit their arse with both hands

    A true shame, because I remember well when they were the leader in the industry. Back in those days, they were always out in front by a country-mile!
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    [deep, deep patriotism]
    bah, honda still sucks. aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!
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    Hey Wiz....Do you guys have Chev Luminas over there?
    and if so,.what do ya think of em?

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    LOL @ Wiz
    At least Honda still manufactures cars in the USA, as opposed to assembling them, like GM, Chrysler, Dodge, and yes even Ford.

    Won't knock you for patriotism though dude - just a shame that an American name can't be American made.
    Perhaps you could share some of your patriotism with the auto companies - it would sure do this country good if they had some.
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