28th Feb 2007, 17:05
My condolences. Sorry you had the misfortune of owning a Ford. I was confused enough at one point in my life to own one also, and I will never again consider even looking at one when the time to buy another vehicle rolls around. Then again, by the time my Toyota dies, if it ever does, they may own Ford and improve every aspect of Ford build quality (or lack of it).
Yeah, walking barefoot is easier than owning a Ford; at least you can walk without pushing a broken down vehicle around (and I did that more than once with my Ranger).
At one point, I had two different sensors that needed replaced, my rear differential was a week away from chewing itself into shavings (little did I know), it burned oil and stalled pretty often, and the heater quit, the throwout bearing needed replaced, and I had some electrical stuff melt for no reason I could figure out. But, at least it was built Ford tough, right?
28th Feb 2007, 18:06
Yes. that IS why they are losing money. BUY DOMESTIC! screams the UAW. Well, guess what. People will give up on a company that gives up on caring about YOU and what you worked hard to buy. They will continue to fail as long as they turn a blind eye to quality issues.
28th Feb 2007, 18:33
Ford lost $12.7 billion last year. You missed $700 million. Or, to put it another way, Ford lost a Mustang a minute last year.
Guess whose plants are going to close and whose going to layoff tons of staff.
HINT: Not the imports.
1st Mar 2007, 14:27
I am certainly more than pleased with my 2002 Ford.
What are things coming to when these people start gleefully clamoring in public for the death of a major US company? Disgusting. You need to be ashamed, but the Japanese video game brainwashing that you've been subjected to probably prevents you from recognizing that.
9th Mar 2007, 14:49
It's Ford's horrible customer service and unreliable products that caused many to feel that way not the Japanese. I am glad that Ford is struggling as they have been ripping people off for years with their shady practices.
9th Mar 2007, 20:14
It'll be pretty funny when you get laid off as the effect of losing Ford and GM trickles down through the rest of the economy. Or did you really believe in the "new economy" that is based on selling information to each other with no manufacturing sector?
My Ford has been extremely reliable, and I've been pleased with the customer service, the extremely few times that I've had to use it. The Mercury in my family has also been good. Shady practices, eh? I suppose you have proof of that? I doubt it.
10th Mar 2007, 09:06
All you have to do is look at the Ford Pinto engineering documents and that will back up my claims. You are just mad because your precious little Ford is in financial turmoil. I don't have nothing against domestic cars, I actually think GM and Chrysler are OK, I just have a big problem with Ford because of the way they treat people and their crappy products.
10th Mar 2007, 14:42
If you have to go back three decades to find an example to cite, I guess Ford must not be the brutes that you claim. Sounds like you are galvanized by the Pinto issue. Maybe you even knew someone that died in a Pinto and were in on a lawsuit. If you don't want to drive a Ford because of personal reasons, that's your business, but your hatred of the Ford Pinto has no bearing on today's Ford products. Maybe venting on this website is your method of self-therapy.
11th Mar 2007, 10:06
Oh please. Check out the engineering faults in the 1990 - 2002 Ford Explorer, the Bronco II, the Bronco, the Crown Victoria (still sold), the engine problems with the Focus.
Ford places profits before people and has since the first Mustang (which had its gas tank as a bumper like the Pinto).
6th Jun 2008, 20:39
I have a 10 year old Toyota Camry with 216K and never had any serious problems. At the same time my boss had '94 Taurus and transmission failed around 60K.
I don't know if all Tauruses are bad as it appears that most complaints come from people who don't know how to drive and/or take care of their cars. But you can't just make a blanket statement about Japanese cars in the same manner.
7th Jun 2008, 14:53
Meanwhile, I have a 20-year-old Dodge with 260,000 miles that never had any major problems. At the same time, I know a newly married couple who proudly bought a new Camry only to have the transmission fail within a month, and a guy at work bought a new Tacoma that wouldn't start a month later. Also, the '97 Mercury Sable (sister of the Taurus) that my parents bought now has 180,000 miles with never a single repair. Don't you love anecdotal evidence?