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Old 02-19-2015, 11:56 PM
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Default Ford adds 1,550 jobs to support demand for all-new f-150 Go UAW!

This is the difference between building a superior product and making a profit, vs building crap and blaming the UAW! So Go FORD!! I know there are a ton who like to bash the American working tax payer, but I'm a lift ya up kind of guy! So Go FORD

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...new-f-150.html
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Good for all no losers here.....
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two things come to mind....just how "American" is the new f150?....probably around 50% and that's generous...second..the UAW basically forced the auto industry out of the USA....the truck looks awesome BTW...new v6 might be the next big thing....if I can afford one...
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second..the UAW basically forced the auto industry out of the USA...


Any facts to back that up...
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
two things come to mind....just how "American" is the new f150?....probably around 50% and that's generous...second..the UAW basically forced the auto industry out of the USA....the truck looks awesome BTW...new v6 might be the next big thing....if I can afford one...
Well the last one was the most 'American' made vehicle. Why do you think this one will be significantly different?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...f150/11774335/

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobi...tml/?a=viewall
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FORD, the great American car company! Good for all involved.

I've owned a Ford since 1993, so kind of biased.
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Glad to hear an American company is adding jobs in the US.
Why would anyone blame the taxpayer for something Ford did(or didn't do)? They didn't take any bailout money...
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V-6, V-8 whatever its tradition image and excellent marketing. For the same cubic inches you could make a 4 cylinder and get more horsepower and fuel economy - just with efficiencies (friction and other losses energy savings) from a better cylinder surface to volume ratio and less moving parts. But the public especially the truck market is sold on cylinders = more power. Anyway again good for Ford and all of us -hope it shows in their stock.
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
They didn't take any bailout money...

splitting hairs;?

Ford Motor owes the government $5.9 billion it borrowed in June 2009, the same month GM filed for bankruptcy. By Sept. 15, Ford needs to start paying that money back. In a government filing, the carmaker said $577 million is due within the next year, and the full amount must be paid off by June 15, 2022.

The Obama Administration, dreaming of a million electric cars on the road by 2015, loaned Ford the money to help it pay for development of hybrids and EVs, and to retool its factories to produce smaller, cleaner vehicles. While not characterized as a “bailout” by any means, let’s be honest: Ford’s loan – received at a critical time when other sources of financing weren’t available to automakers or their suppliers – no doubt helped the carmaker survive the industry crisis and contributed to its strong market position today, especially after the Obama Administration finalized tougher fuel economy rules this week.




True it is an older article but they still took money. Calling it something else
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Big fan of putting Americans to work. not a big fan of unions..
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Love my F-150s...have had one since forever...learned to drive on an F250 camper special.

Love my 40th anniversary mustang GT convertible. 14,000 sunshine-only miles on it.

I've got no problem with Ford, and applaud jebsurf for starting this thread.
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Ford was put in the position of taking the "gift" from Tony Soprano. What was Ford supposed to do? They took it, rather then "Sleeping with the Fishes". They have more then enough resources to pay back the extortion money
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Originally Posted by On The Edge 1 View Post
Big fan of putting Americans to work. not a big fan of unions..
^^^^What he said^^^^
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Yay for American jobs..Too bad they are going to the United Auto Worthless and not those that would appreciate them.
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Good news anyway you look at it.

Not a fan of a unions. It has sucked the life out of "my". Company.
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
Yay for American jobs..Too bad they are going to the United Auto Worthless and not those that would appreciate them.
I wonder how many workers would have been added if non-union? 75% of UAW?
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
two things come to mind....just how "American" is the new f150?....probably around 50% and that's generous...second..the UAW basically forced the auto industry out of the USA....the truck looks awesome BTW...new v6 might be the next big thing....if I can afford one...
I was going to go down that road as well, but I would be just wrong. It is the most American Vehicle made.
Amazing that almost all of the other cars on the list you would think of not American Cars. Kinda makes you wonder what we were bailing out with GM.

http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story....e&aff=national
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Glad to hear an American company is adding jobs in the US.
Why would anyone blame the taxpayer for something Ford did(or didn't do)? They didn't take any bailout money...
It’s true that Ford was not “bailed out by our government. However, the company’s president and CEO testified that his company would suffer if Congress did not pass legislation to provide financial support to the ailing auto industry. He urged Congress to pass the bill.

He also asked Congress to authorize a credit line of up to $9 billion for Ford in case the economy got worse and the company needed it.

In a Jan. 30, 2009, report on the bailout program, the Congressional Research Service noted that Ford “is counting on $5 billion from the DOE loan program to support a $14 billion plan to reorient its lineup toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.” On June 23, 2009, the Department of Energy announced it would provide $5.9 billion to Ford “to transform factories across Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio to produce 13 more fuel efficient models.”
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
^^^^What he said^^^^
^^^^This.

What does the UAW have to do with this?
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
two things come to mind....just how "American" is the new f150?....probably around 50% and that's generous...second..the UAW basically forced the auto industry out of the USA....the truck looks awesome BTW...new v6 might be the next big thing....if I can afford one...
Right. If it wasn't for all those containers ships, there would be no F150.

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