Originally Posted by Going Nova
a Ford car... and it was assembled in Mexico
. If the companies want American support, maybe they should support Americans... rather than export jobs.
...While my car gets pretty good gas mileage, it isn't reliable by any means. I don't drive it more than 100 miles from home.
I have to recant what I said about Ford. I've been converted to the Ford fanclub. I was happy to hear that they're trying to make it without government issued moneys
, and some family members who recently bought from Ford (and others who didn't) told me I could get some pretty sweet deals right now.
So guess what I did? I bought another Ford.
This time it's a brand new truck covered by a warranty.
look into buying a Toyota, but the sell tactics used at the dealership were a huge turnoff. (I was there for 2 hours negotiating a $500 discount. I was not happy with the way they treated me, and wound up walking out.) Buying from Ford was pretty straightforward; we reached an agreement within minutes. I ended up spending just 700 more for a new Ford than I would have for a 2 year-old Toyota. Incidentally, Toyota is experiencing its first loss in about 50 years.
(They should have taken my offer!
So anyhow, I have to recant what I said. I admire that Ford is trying to make it on its own (and pleasantly surprised at the customer service).
like if more jobs were brought back to the United States. However with the government requesting cuts in labor costs as a qualification for loaning to the automakers (and the presence of the UAW), that would probably be difficult.
As for my car... I still would not buy another like it. (Although, I did have it for 8 of its 13 years. On the other hand, it has only got something like 120k miles on it.)