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  • Ford And The Folly Of Federal Fuel Economy Mandates

    05/04/2018 7:25:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/04/2018
    It's been a bad couple of weeks for environmentalists who want to force Americans into battery-powered econoboxes. First, the Trump administration said it will likely freeze fuel economy standards. Then Ford announced plans to drop most of its passenger cars in favor of trucks and SUVs. Both are good news for consumers. By 2020, Ford (F) says the only cars in its lineup in North America will be the Mustang and a new Focus. Automobile Magazine's New York bureau chief Jamie Lincoln Kitman complained in a New York Times op-ed that the decision means a "decade's worth of investment in...
  • Ford CEO Hackett's decision to dump cars 'may prove fatal'

    05/04/2018 6:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 1, 2018 | Bill George
    Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, just announced a bold strategic move for America's most enduring automaker: abandoning the car business. Hackett completely reversed former CEO Alan Mulally's full-line strategy to focus on trucks and SUVs. A 3 percent jump in Ford's stock price validated Hackett's decision, but that adrenaline shot could be short-lived. Jettisoning automobiles may prove fatal for Ford, leaving the market to GM and foreign producers. Bowing to short-term shareholder pressures that felled predecessor Mark Fields, Hackett is undoing 115 years of Ford's automobile legacy. Unlike General Motors CEO Mary Barra, labelled a "car gal" for her 38...
  • Ford is basically giving up on US car business, and GM is not far behind

    04/26/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/26/2018 | Robert Ferris
    Ford's plan to reduce its passenger car lineup to just two models, and GM's difficulty selling passenger cars in the U.S. show how much tastes are drifting toward trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Ford will only update the Focus Active crossover and Mustang for the U.S. market, while GM called out a challenging passenger car environment. ====================================================================================================== So is it really the end of the American car on its home turf? From the way Detroit's major executives are talking, it would seem so. Ford said Wednesday it will only offer two new cars in North America over the coming years —...
  • Business Ford to stop selling every car in North America but the Mustang and Focus Active

    04/25/2018 6:52:04 PM PDT · by central_va · 149 replies
    yahoo business ^ | 4.25.18 | Matt Burns
    Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant will "will transition to two vehicles" being the Mustang and an unannounced vehicle, the Focus Active, as the only traditional cars it sells in the region. Ford sees 90 percent of its North America portfolio in trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is in turn not investing into the next generation sedans. The Taurus is no more.
  • Police identify driver of White House barrier crash

    02/24/2018 7:50:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    <p>An armed woman crashed her car into a barrier near the White House on Friday, briefly sending it into lockdown, authorities said.</p> <p>Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tenn., — about 20 miles southeast of Nashville — barreled through a barrier at 17th and E Streets NW near the Old Executive Office Building while holding a pistol, police said.</p>
  • Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover

    04/19/2018 8:00:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://www.motor1.com/ ^ | 4/18/18 | ANTHONY ALANIZ
    Earlier this month, a Chevy dealer went online and discussed seeing a glimpse of the mid-engined Corvette. While that is exciting – and not a surprise – he also noted a performance-electric vehicle that is in development, adding it looked very much like a crossover. In March, Ford asked us to imagine a four-door Mustang SUV – and we did. It also got us thinking. If Ford’s thinking of putting the name on an electric SUV, is Chevy following suit? So, what we have here is what such a performance -electric Chevy crossover could look like if the automaker decides...
  • Ford recalling 1.4M cars for loose steering wheel bolts

    03/14/2018 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | MAR 14 2018 | staff
    Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years. Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. The company says it knows of two crashes and one injury caused by the problem.
  • How I saved $1,500 on a Ford Fusion Advancetrac repair(dumbest trick ever and worked)

    02/13/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 74 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/2018 | Vendome
    So, I drained my battery and got a jump start. Fantastic! I can get back on the road! Wrong! The warning light for ABS module (AdvanceTrac®) and the electric power assist steering came on and I had no power steering. No problem, I went home and began researching what the problem might be. Maybe it was a short?
  • Ford plans to ramp up production of the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator amid soaring demand

    02/12/2018 6:29:23 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 12, 2018 | Phil LeBeau
    With demand for its redesigned full-size SUVs surging, Ford Motor is expanding production of the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The automaker will be increasing production of the two SUVs by approximately 25 percent. Both models are manufactured at Ford's truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Funniest commercial for a Ford Product ever made?

    02/01/2018 8:03:09 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | Unknown date | Ford Thailand
    I laughed so hard at this I couldn't stand up. Why can't television commercials in the US be this funny?
  • The Ford Ranger Is Finally Back

    01/16/2018 2:37:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 140 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | 01/16/2018 | By Timothy Dahl
    Ford has officially announced the 2019 Ford Ranger, the long-awaited return of this midsize truck. From 1983 to 2011, the Ranger was one of the most popular pickups on the road. It disappeared as the car companies moved more and more toward oversized trucks, leaving a big fan base pining for the return of the Ranger ever since. The success of the Chevy Colorado has been a barometer for the mid-size truck market, and sales are up 83 percent since 2014. Now Ford is banking on the new Ranger as a Chevy rival and a solid alternative to its best-selling...
  • Ford Goes 'All In' on Electric Cars With $11 Billion Investment

    01/15/2018 12:58:38 PM PST · by cp124 · 149 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 1/15/2018 | cp124
    Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market. The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim Farley, president of global markets, said during a presentation at the Detroit auto show. That’s up from the $4.5 billion that Ford said in late 2015 it would invest through the end of the decade. “This $11 billion you’re seeing, that means we’re all in now,” Executive Chairman Bill Ford told reporters...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    https://youtu.be/TqQL--1Rx20
  • Report: Ford to end North American production of Fusion

    12/24/2017 6:13:52 AM PST · by jjotto · 70 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    New reports surfaced on Wednesday claiming Ford is planning to concentrate production of the next-generation Fusion mid-size sedan in China. The current Fusion is produced at plants in Spain, Mexico and China. However, Automotive News (subscription required) and Reuters have learned from their respective sources that production of the next-generation Fusion, due in 2020, will take place exclusively in China. The Spanish plant is safe as Ford in November said it will spend $887 million at the site to produce the next-generation Kuga, Europe's version of the Escape compact SUV. It’s not clear what Ford has in store for the...
  • Ford sues pro wrestler John Cena for reselling his 2017 GT supercar

    12/03/2017 2:29:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Automotive News ^ | 12/1/17 | Michael Martinez
    Ford Motor Co. is laying the legal smack down on WWE star John Cena.The automaker on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the pro wrestler after Cena resold his 2017 Liquid Blue Ford GT supercar less than a month after owning it, breaking a contract that said the vehicle couldn't be flipped until two years after purchase. Ford is seeking damages in excess of $75,000. It wants to buy back the vehicle for the price Cena paid ($463,376.50) and is seeking whatever profit Cena made off it."Upon information and belief, Mr. Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized...
  • Lousiana Cops Boycott Ford Over Support For Kneeling NFL Players

    10/12/2017 4:47:54 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Investing Channel ^ | 10-12-2017
    It appears Jamele Hill gave more Americans than she hope an idea when she urged protesters to - 'hit them in the wallet' - but this time it is a Louisiana sheriff's office that is boycotting Ford over the automaker's decision to support NFL players' right to peacefully protest during the national anthem. As a reminder, earlier in the week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flip-flopped from his original anti-Trump stance, issuing a statement that: "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem... We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social...
  • Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Boycotting Ford Motor Company

    10/12/2017 1:23:50 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 28 replies
    710Keel.com ^ | 10/12/2017 | Matt Parker
    Bossier Sheriff Refuses to Support Those Who Show Disrespect Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington sends a letter to a Ford Motor Company dealer - NO MORE FORD MOTOR COMPANY VEHICLES. Sheriff Whittington calls on other law enforcement agencies and leaders to take a stand against Ford Motor Co. and the disrespectful National Football League. Sheriff Whittington - "The recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military as well as the obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general forces me to take a stand." "NFL...
  • The $100,000 Luxury Ford F-450 Truck: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    09/29/2017 12:13:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | September 28, 2017 | David Tracy
    It is time. We knew the luxo-truck onslaught that’s been wreaking havoc across this great nation was going to bring us to this moment. But now, it’s finally here: Ford has thrown down the gauntlet with its new “Super Duty Limited” line, whose crown jewel is an F-450 that can cost over $100,000. With the Texas State Fair coming up tomorrow, Ford’s new Super Duty Limited line offers Texans three new ways to waste spend their hard-earned cash on Super Duty trucks. They can buy an $80,835 F-250 Super Duty Limited, an $82,010 F-350 Super Duty Limited, or the crème...
  • President Gerald R. Ford's Remarks Restoring Rights of Citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

    08/29/2017 7:05:33 PM PDT · by central_va · 29 replies
    Ford Library ^ | Aug 5th,1975 | Gerald Ford
    I am very pleased to sign Senate Joint Resolution 23, restoring posthumously the long overdue, full rights of citizenship to General Robert E. Lee. This legislation corrects a 110-year oversight of American history. It is significant that it is signed at this place. -- Gerald R. Ford, President
  • The Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier doesn't have urinals

    07/25/2017 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 24, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    Amid all its upgrades and advances, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is lacking one feature: urinals. Every bathroom on the Ford is, for the first time, gender-neutral, equipped with flush toilets and stalls, according to Navy Times. Bathroom-design experts have said sit-down toilets are less sanitary and take up more space, and most of the Ford's crew members are men. (Women are only about 18% of the Navy.) But the Navy has said getting rid of urinals has advantages for current and future operations. Making every bathroom accessible to all of the ship's sailors...