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Old 04-26-2018, 06:47 PM
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Ford to stop making all passenger cars except the Mustang

What? Seems a bit extreme, but maybe it makes sense?

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/aut...ustang-n869256

"Faced with plunging demand and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming side of the market: pickups, SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles, said CEO Jim Hackett late on Wednesday.

By 2022, Ford will eliminate such familiar nameplates as the full-size Taurus, midsize Fusion and subcompact Fiesta."
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:48 PM
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:51 PM
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This will hurt resale of used Ford sedans for sure, but it makes sense to focus on profit and sales growth. Personally, I like the Fusion, but I've never owned one of their cars.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:10 PM
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Makes sense when you think about the European and Japanese competitors. Think about how many Camry's you see on the road. Plus anyone with deep pockets that would buy a sedan buys a BMW or Mercedes..
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Seems short sighted. Putting all their eggs in one basket, and when fuel prices skyrocket again - they will be hurting.

seems like the usual CEO trickery of boosting shareholder profits in the short term by cutting R&D and selling off assets.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:36 PM
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@maniacmikes - I agree that this takes the diversification out of their portfolio for sure. Dangerous move in the long run.
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Agree. There is less diversification but a large scale auto maker like Ford can retool a production line at relatively low cost to manufacture a different vehicle. I.E. truck sales slow due to fuel prices. Ford could expand on their car line relatively quickly in such event. It will happen eventually.
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Makes sense when you think about the European and Japanese competitors. Think about how many Camry's you see on the road. Plus anyone with deep pockets that would buy a sedan buys a BMW or Mercedes..
Mercedes are garbage. One of the least reliable cars on the road. Constantly need repairs.
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Mercedes are garbage. One of the least reliable cars on the road. Constantly need repairs.
Maybe you've had bad luck. I've had several BMW's and Mercedes. In my experience they've been reliable, robust, and straightforward to work on.

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Maybe you've had bad luck. I've had several BMW's and Mercedes. In my experience they've been reliable, robust, and straightforward to work on.

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