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Old 10-10-2018, 08:15 PM
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I have owned/drove Fords all of my life.
started with a 64 galexie 500
55 f100
a 65 T bird
a 65 Mustang 2 +2
67 cougar
68 F100
79 Rancharo
82 LTD 2
89 van
2000 f150
2014 f150

I am sure there were a few more I cannot think of right now,
one was a 65 Pontiac that I got fro people that owed me money

most were used and were ones i bought and got running well and drove in my younger years, but wrecked or just sold over the years
last 5 were new and still driving the 20014 at this time
have not had major problems from the Fords my self, but apparently others did before I got my hands on them

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Sounds to me like Ford is handing market share away...

Someone said it best: New Coke.

Stupid... and a shame.
Would you sell something at zero profit or a loss just to retain market share?
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
Would you sell something at zero profit or a loss just to retain market share?
I would never let it get to that.

Then again... if you had a point you would have made it right?
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I would never let it get to that.

Then again... if you had a point you would have made it right?
Like always...JerseyPete knows more than anyone else. You should become the CEO of Ford. Better yet, you should go into the business of teaching all CEOs how to do everything.

Cars aren't selling across the board and everyone is having to discount them or sell to rental companies to keep their lines moving. That's not good for business. Being in a unprofitable business is not good...but like always...you know everything.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:52 PM
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I'm on my 3rd Crown Victoria. 2004 LX with 212k miles on it. Still going strong.
If they still built them, I'd buy a new one in a heartbeat.
Next year my oldest will get his learners permit. At that time I will probably give him the car (we live behind the high school), and buy a 2016 Lincoln MKS AWD.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I would never let it get to that.

Then again... if you had a point you would have made it right?
The issue is that small/midsize car sales are down for all manufacturer's. At a similar price, majority of folks would rather purchase a small/midsize CUV/SUV which sits a little higher (easier to get into and out of), has more person and cargo room, and gets about the same price. So, if one wants to sell them they must lower the price. As a whole across all manufacturers there is more capacity than demand, so again that forces prices lower thus less profit.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
The issue is that small/midsize car sales are down for all manufacturer's. At a similar price, majority of folks would rather purchase a small/midsize CUV/SUV which sits a little higher (easier to get into and out of), has more person and cargo room, and gets about the same price. So, if one wants to sell them they must lower the price. As a whole across all manufacturers there is more capacity than demand, so again that forces prices lower thus less profit.
how are Camry and accords doing?
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by porcha View Post
wife has a 2014 focus and it sucks ass -- has had a "stutter" since Day 1 -- i don't know how she bought it with the stutter but next time we buy a car for her, I need to drive it and would be great to take it home for a night prior to signing

the stutter is supposedly the dual clutch tranny and its a very common problem in the 2013-2016 focus lineup, we would be eligible for the class action law suit if the car actually broke instead of continuing to stutter
My mother had a Focus with this issue (2013 maybe). I also had a coworker who had a Fusion with an ad stutter from a stop. Felt like someone letting the clutch out at too low of an RPM.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post


how are Camry and accords doing?
Their sales are down as well, the whole segment is down. So if you have a smaller part of a shrinking segment then what makes the most sense?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post


how are Camry and accords doing?
Camry sales were down 20% last month, the Accord sales were down 15%, Corolla sales were down 36%, Civic down 30%, Altima down 28%, Malibu down 57%, Sonata down 22%, Passat down 28%. Do you see the trend CEO?

The car market is in bad shape.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:38 PM
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Are they down due to cyclical nature or due to market shift?

have passenger cars been down before?

what happens to shift as fuel cost increases?

what happened to suv sales during the last fuel price spike?

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:11 PM
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Who the hell would own a ford!
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Are they down due to cyclical nature or due to market shift?

have passenger cars been down before?

what happens to shift as fuel cost increases?

what happened to suv sales during the last fuel price spike?

I expect CUVs/SUVs to be around for a while. They offer similar fuel economy, more room for people and stuff, better ergonomics...

(I may have mentioned this before).
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Are they down due to cyclical nature or due to market shift?

have passenger cars been down before?

what happens to shift as fuel cost increases?

what happened to suv sales during the last fuel price spike?

Market shift. Not many people want cars anymore. If fuel prices go up it won't be like 2008, the most popular SUVs are the compact SUVs that offer similar fuel economy. The vast majority of customers would prefer to have an Escape.over a Focus and fuel mileage isn't that much different.

One other thing to note, Ford will be still selling cars, just not in the US. Ford recently launch a new Focus in Europe that has received outstanding reviews. They could bring it to the US pretty quickly if the market shifted back to cars.

Ford is launching a few new compact SUV to absorb the car sales losses.
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
I thought Ford stopped making big cars after the Crown Vic ;-)
And the Fairmont.
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Originally Posted by dpdash View Post
I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid SE I bought new, it has 210k miles on it. Average 50k a year. Have not done a thing other than oil, tires, wipers. Asked my mechanic to do the brakes at 180k as I assumed they would need it, he wouldn’t and said there was 40k more miles on them, the original brakes. I’m a walk8mg billboard for the Fusion, since day one, all miles driven have averaged 39 mpg. I’m seriously consider8mg buying another one, just not sure if it will be new or a year old.
I agree. I have a 2014, with 140K miles, as a company vehicle that hasn't had any issues, but the rear brakes did get replaced at around 90K. I liked it so much, I got the wife a 2017 to replace her beloved Jeep Grand Cherokee that had electrical gremlins we could not fix. My company car has the 1.6l while the wife car has the 2.0L, both Ecoboost.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:37 AM
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I own two Ford vehicles, 2017 GT350 and a 2017 Fiesta. We also have a 2015 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel and a 2016 Cadillac CTS. The Cadillac was the wife's daily driver and the Ram is my work horse for hauling the boat, trailers, and for use on the job. The GT350 is my fun car and I actually bought the Fiesta in order to have a cheap vehicle for going on service calls, meeting my business partner on jobs where I didn't need to carry tons of tools and equipment, and to go out and do site surveys and estimates.

Shortly after buying the Fiesta my wife started driving it to work during the week when I wasn't using it to cut back on the mileage on her Cadillac. She has a 80 mile round trip commute Monday through Friday and the Fiesta is great on gas. Needless to say she actually fell in love with this little car. As I said it is great on gas, surprisingly comfortable, and stupid fun to drive even though it isn't the most powerful model. She averages 37 MPG driving to and from work as well as around town on errands. On the highway it will get 40-41 MPG. For it's size it has a ton of room. The hatchback is nice for groceries and I can fold down the seats and carry any of my tool boxes should I need them.

Bottom line, we both love the little car. It currently has 17K trouble free miles. After rebates and incentives we didn't pay over12k for it so the plan is to drive the wheels off of it and sell it when it starts to give us trouble. Would I buy another one? If you asked me today the answer would be yes!
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:15 AM
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Lincoln MKZ (Fusion cousin), I'd buy another.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:51 AM
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My wife has had a 2010 Mustang convertible for over 5 years I replaced the blend door motor for the defroster and the sattelite radio antenna just failed. Both parts came to under $100.00 and took less than an hr. to replace. She loves the car and would buy again.
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I had a ford probe when I was 16. Thing would die at stop if you didn't hold the gas down. Would have to rev it in neutral then neutral drop it at lights. Drove that thing around on donuts and eventually blew the motor.

Only ford ive ever owned. Now GM & Daimler is it lol
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