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GoneBoatN 04-24-2013 08:43 PM

Ford's Cash Cow
 
Holly carp -

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...r-detroit.html
Ford Motor Co. (F)s F-Series pickup accounts for 90 percent of its global auto profits, while GMs pickups and sport-utility vehicle derivatives generate two-thirds of worldwide earnings, Jonas said. The Detroit automakers control 93 percent of the U.S. pickup market, their last bastion of dominance.
talking about all your nuggets in one basket...

thatsmrmastercraft 04-24-2013 09:21 PM

Well, the F series trucks have been the best selling truck on the U.S. for the last 37 years...........

mustangtexas 04-24-2013 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft (Post 928935)
Well, the F series trucks have been the best selling truck on the U.S. for the last 37 years...........

Only because GMC and Chevy are not combined under GM. Combined they kill the F-series.

Kyle 04-24-2013 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mustangtexas (Post 928957)
Only because GMC and Chevy are not combined under GM. Combined they kill the F-series.

Maybe do but ford is by far a superior truck.

I have had 4 Chevys 1/2 tons and 1 f150. I absolutely love my f150 KR. Pulls better and rides nicer.


Ford also didn't have the bail out. If I went out of business Obama wouldn't help me and I understand it keeps people at work but it really burns me up that someone got a second chance to mess up their finances again. I have a hard time with that. But ford flat out hauls better.

Aric'sX15 04-24-2013 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mustangtexas (Post 928957)
Only because GMC and Chevy are not combined under GM. Combined they kill the F-series.

No, dont think so. show me the numbers, or better yet, ill show you.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/12...uck-sales.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/10...uck-sales.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/09...uck-sales.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/07...uck-sales.html

http://www.f150forum.com/f38/2012-u-...-sales-198271/


2 trucks cant even outsell one.. so sad. ill take my f150 all day over any GM truck.

mustangtexas 04-25-2013 12:17 AM

I should have been more specific I guess. I have a dog on both sides of the fight as a VP under a dealership group that includes both Chevy and Ford. I was referring to the statement of 37 years not last year. I took a risk jumping into the most heated argument of all time. I should have kept my fingers in my pockets.

bbymgr 04-25-2013 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyle (Post 928958)
Maybe do but ford is by far a superior truck.

I have had 4 Chevys 1/2 tons and 1 f150. I absolutely love my f150 KR. Pulls better and rides nicer.


Ford also didn't have the bail out. If I went out of business Obama wouldn't help me and I understand it keeps people at work but it really burns me up that someone got a second chance to mess up their finances again. I have a hard time with that. But ford flat out hauls better.

You're right....they didn't officially get any "bail out" money, but they sure did take out a whole bunch of low interest Government loans at a very opportunistic time. They also received some timely Government help in the 80's with the transmission "recall" that didn't end up being a recall. The Big 3 have all gotten plenty of Government "bail outs" over the years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmul...ut-commercial/

coz 04-25-2013 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 (Post 928960)
ill take my f150 all day over any GM truck.

Me too, and that goes for my Expedition over any Tahoe or Suburban as well :D

zsqure 04-25-2013 08:31 AM

The government will bail out any large group when it comes to an election......
And after owning Chevy, Ford, and Dodge, in a family construction business and actually working the trucks, the ford has been the most dependable pickup we have had. Period.

h2oskifreak 04-25-2013 10:24 AM

I do think that Ford is a good truck, but my ski buddy just spent 6K in repairs to his diesel Ford and it was all caused by a high pressure oil pump and ended w/ injectors. Ouch. I was shocked it was that much with out a serious engine failure. 90K miles BTW. Seems like a diesel should go a lot more miles than that before 6K in repairs?


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