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    http://www.auto.com/latestnews/pm91_20020111.htm

    Sorry to hear it Ford. :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • #2
    Pretty much reflecting the same thing that's happened here over in Austraralia for the last 30yrs. :(
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    • #3
      Well it's happening to the Japs as well Wiz - you just aren't hearing that in the U.S. (most likely) :(

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      • #4
        Globalization, we all swim together we all sink together:(
        I always feel sympathy when a factory or assembly plant closes. That's a lot of folks in one area out of work. Not many communities can begin to provide enough job opportunities to make up the difference. Usually the case is that the rest of the local economy is crimped in a big way.

        These situations almost always have a huge trickle-down effect.

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        • #5
          Gives a whole new meaning to the tag-line doesn't it.

          Built Ford?.........TOUGH!:no:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr. C
            Built Ford?.........TOUGH![/B]:no:

            I like that one Charles

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            • #7
              that Oakville, Ontario plant is about 30min from where I live - I drive by it about once a week.

              What that article doesn't say it that the F150 truck is only one line in the plant - the major production is the Windstar minivan - which is still being produced at record levels.

              In fact, they just built a huge new office complex at at that site - so I don't think they're hurting too bad

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              • #8
                I will however be Buying 2 North American built cars in the next 2-3 years:
                A Chrysler Sebring for my wife this year & a Dodge Dakota 4x4 for me next year or the year after (my Ford Ranger4x4 is getting a little long in the tooth)

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                • #9
                  Actually RDR I've seen companies, plants, and even military bases go through major new construction just before they shut down.
                  Several reasons for that, one being - if they spend a lot of money, they think they can force the corporation/government hand too keep them open. Another is the increased price that can be asked for the property if and when they sell it. And I would guess that there would be some considerable benefits at tax-time also to spending all that money.

                  Beware major new construction, sometimes it can be an indicator of a rattler in the woodpile:no:

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                  • #10
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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
                              attention.

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