Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A better idea? Apparently so.
So, how has Ford been able to avoid the collapse and government intrusion of GM and likely Chrysler? Henry's company has not come to Washington with hands extended looking for tax payer financing. By why not?
Is Ford actually competing with the supposedly superior Japanese auto makers?
Doesn't Ford live with the same draining demands of the UAW as the others in Detroit?
And today they are announcing that if you lose your job after buying one of their new cars they'll carry your loan for 12 months. How can they do that?
I haven't bought a Ford in over 20 years. My current ride is a 2001 Dodge truck. My wife's car speaks Japanese. So my questions are not based on a Ford favoritism at all. I couldn't tell you what car won any NASCAR race. I just want to know what has made the difference.
But I'm beginning to think that F O R D doesn't really mean "found on road dead".
(I can see myself in a Mustang, though.)