Would you support Ford Motor Company ?
If Ford Motor Company bites the Bullet, hangs on to it's Ethics and doesn't use the Monies avaliable from the federal Government, would you consider Buying a Ford product? Shouldn't we help the Companies, (through purchases of their products) who have Higher Standards and don't use the Federal Monies? Thanks.
- JenLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
I can not imagine that companies, public or private, consider and expect to be bailed out. Now the porn industry?
I will tell all of you that the government is not just giving the money away. This is a type of government take over. If I was Ford I would risk finding another way also.
I currently own a Ford Truck and like it. I have had it three years. Ford makes great trucks that are sturdy and reliable. I have owned many Ford trucks from a 1951, and many during the '70's. I have also owned several Ford cars.
The problem is that Ford, to me, is not making the quality vehicles that it can. They produce a vehicle and stick with it long after they should have killed it off.
Compare a Ford Taurus or Tempo to a Camry.
In the past when a company came out with a popular vehicle other companies tried to find one to compete. This led to the Camero, Mustang, and others.
What has Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler produced that really competed with the Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and others? They should have been aggressively producing vehicles that look great, gets fantastic fuel mileage, and at a price to beat the competition. Of course this free trade that is the "great hope" that can be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
I understand that Ford is willing to risk failure to keep from being taken over by Big Brother. Chrysler took a bail-out and was sold to another country.
I do think it is cool not to take a bail-out ----but---
we have the technology for vehicles to look great, be driver friendly, get far better fuel mileage than they do, and be affordable.
Will Ford offer a better deal? Higher standards? I don't know. Why have they fought to make computer diagnostics complicated? Before they have to fold I am sure they will take a bail-out.
I am just like everyone else. I am not rich and try to survive as best as I can and provide for my family. Would I buy a Ford to help them survive so they can sell to a foriegn company? Will I buy a Ford knowing I can get a better deal, more quality, and a better price from someone else? I don't think many would say yes.
I just found out England has a congestion tax. If you can't afford to pay it I guess you walk.
Where does it end with toll roads going up and private companies buying our highways? How much will the average person be willing to pay to travel from Fl. to Ca.? Someone with a big truck pays high fuel taxes and still must pay about $100.00 to travel from NJ. to IL.
Our new President states he intends to cut taxes. This is a great thing but since we are trillions in debt how can we afford this? What can we expect? Where is it heading? Who will end up paying?
He gets the votes for an 800+billion package with plenty of pork barreling. Since, for some reason, a line item veto will not happen it is government as usual.
Ford, if you are reading, give us quality, affordable price that beats the competition, fuel milage, some style, and we will have no choice but to buy a Ford, right?
There are a lot of questions in my answer but for those willing to explore they are also answers.Source(s): Over 20 years as an automotive technician, a current truck driver, a consumer, a family man looking, and hoping, for a better future.
- pol_224Lv 61 decade ago
I continue to have faith in Ford, and GM and Chrysler for the sake of this question. My uncle lost his job this past summer at Ford, so I am really supporting him and other people who are at risk of losing their jobs. Lots of people bash the Big Three for making products inferior to the Japanese companies. I really find this stupid because because these people just say what they hear everyone else say because they don't want to be the minority. It's now an unfortunate stereotype that if you want your car to last until the Apocalypse you'll buy a Toyota and not an American car. I hate seeing people buy something other than a Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but if they are going to buy a Toyota, I hope that at least they compared American models and just liked some features about the Toyota. I hate it when people say, "I'm a college student so I need my car to last, so I'm not buying an American car." Hey people - did you know that the American Ford Fusion ranked higher than the Accord and Camry in reliability?
Another thing that bothers me is that people still don't want to support one of the few true American companies left, is that they think that since car companies share all the same parts from the same suppliers, there's no harm done buying a Japanese car. If the parts are exactly the same, then why not buy an American car and support YOUR OWN economy instead of an economy half way around the world? The UAW workers that assemble those parts are not greedy or lazy either. The salary or hourly rate that they get has been that way for years. The Unions HELP the workers and give them benefits. That's why the money figures seem so high, because benefits are factored in.
My family purchased a used Ford Freestyle last fall. Sure, it was used, so it didn't support Ford directly, but it took a car off of a Ford dealership's lot, so it kept them in business to be able to weather the storm and perhaps buy a new vehicle to take its spot. I wish people would do their research and see that Ford's quality and reliability have gone WAAAAY up in the last few years, and that their vehicles will last just as long if not longer than a Toyota or Honda.
- yugie29Lv 61 decade ago
I think the people who put Ford down on this question have not purchased a Ford in the past few years. My warranty repairs for Ford products since 2005 have gone down a considerable amount. Ford's quality has improved over the last four years by a great deal. You buy a Ford now, you will not need to return for repairs in the future as you did under Nasser's lead. The vehicles are well built with quality parts, not to the lowest bidder as before, priced with the rest of the market and has a warranty that competes with the Hondas and Toyotas. Chances are that American workers built that Honda, or Toyota you purchased instead. Guess what, the PCM for that Honda and Toyota came off the same assembly line that the PCM for the Ford did. The same workers made it. The oxygen sensors that went into the Toyota and the Ford, Chrysler, etc, truck came off of the assembly line right here in my hometown, (yes, the factory is 6 miles from my home). The auto industry is not that diversified, parts come together to make a product, and common products are used between vehicle lines. You think Honda makes their own electrical parts? nope, might be made in Mexico on the same assembly line as Ford or Chrysler harnesses. If the foreign cars where so wonderful then the Honda dealership wouldn't need a service department right? They never break down, but they have one don't they, because they do break down, all vehicles break down, some people are too narrow minded to see that, so they can spend 5K more on a vehicle that doesn't give then any better service than a US brand vehicle, even though they have the same parts inside. I am glad that Ford does not need any assistance at the moment, it makes me feel good that my company made better business decisions than the others did. And if the foreign pushers really want to make themselves feel bad, they can look up Toyota's losses in the US this year. The vehicle quality is not the reason for the losses, it's the state of the economy. If given the choice between feeding my family and buying a vehicle, I will feed my family every time. Yes, I support Ford, they have been signing my paycheck for the past decade, I will stick with that, and there are lots of new products that haven't hit the market yet, wait till you see what Ford has for the future.Source(s): Ford Certified technician ASE Master Certified technician Ford Certified Diesel Specialist 20 years experience
- kelly_f_1999Lv 71 decade ago
been driving a ford for 23 years and 300,000 miles guess i wil stick with the one i got its still running lasy four cars ive had ford first was 64 ford had a 60 and a 67 and 68 69 70 70 71 72 76 77 79 80 89 89 98 still working on the 98
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- double ELv 51 decade ago
I would never buy a new car when I can wait one year and buy a used one for half price. That's why you can't sell new cars. I've been told it costs Ford 2400 bucks to make a new mustang. If that's true it's the reason Ford is in trouble. Why would anyone support a company that marks up so much? Quit being greedy and we might buy more cars.
- Anonymous4 years ago
For that to happen, the Gay community would first have to have an "agenda"... which, sorry, just doesn't exist. Seconarily, in some cities/states, it's required by law that companies that within their borders offer equal benefits to same-sex couples. (I believe San Francisco is one such city?).
- 1 decade ago
I live in aus. And a ford supporter always had fords and always will. People should buy more.
- 1 decade ago
Eric above hit the nail on the head. The problem with Ford is the quality of their product.
Lets compare two huge car companies: Ford and Hyundai. In the past 15 years, Hyundai has gone from a company that built cars of laughable quality, to a company that now exceeds Toyota, Honda, and Lexus in quality according to JD Power! Their new Genesis luxury sedan was just named North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show, and it beat the Lexus LS430 in a head to head comparison according to Car and Driver magazine. Hyundai went from the Excel to the Genesis in 15 short years.
By comparison, what has Ford (and GM even moreso) done in that same period of time? Rested on the "sympathy" of American buyers, expected that we will "buy American" regardless of the quality of the product. I mean, Americans are stupid, but we're not THAT stupid.
How Hyundai did it, I don't know. But they did do it. They focused on quality AND cost consciousness. And they achieved it. Ford... not so much.
- EricLv 61 decade ago
Their morals are not in question at the moment, but the quality of their product overall.
Ford has not manufactured a product in North America I would consider yet. Their history and durability demonstrate some issues still need to be resolved.