Ford Says It Will Build Best Cars on the Road, Including Patrol Cars
December 12, 2008
With the nation's car makers reeling from the economic meltdown and the credit crunch, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford said today that the company is committed to making the best cars on the road.
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walkin' trails @ 12/14/2008 1:07 PM
We'll see. I've been a Ford entheusiast for a long time, and heard something similar from them before. In the early 1980s it was "total quality" or something like that. Ford is the only American car manufacture to win four LeMans titles in a row, and one of two to ever win at LreMans, period. But between bean counters with no comprehension of inovation and competetion, and erratic governmental regulations drempt up by government regulators and politicians who don't like cars, its no wonder that they're back where they started. GM and Chrysler are in the same boat.
mkrueger2 @ 12/15/2008 11:43 AM
Still the best domestic (Big 3) car and truck manufacturer, but losing ground. Ford can do better than Dodge if they try. The Charger is Ok, but not THAT good--fast, but lousy tranny and poor sight lines. Try and do a fast 2-part turnaround with one.
tackleberry011 @ 12/15/2008 12:09 PM
I do respect Ford for continuing to offer a full-sized, rear-wheel drive car. Chevrolet gave up in 1996 when they cancelled the Caprice and, although Chrysler has a viable option now, it's the first since 1988. My two complaints with Ford are these: Use the four valve head in the police cars for increased power. Even today with the increases they have done over the years, they're still behind the '96 Caprice for torque and horsepower. Second, PLEASE do something with the driver seat! I can't do eight hours in a CVPI without it pinching the nerves in my legs and tweaking my back. I find myself getting out and stretching five or six times a night. More power and a better seat combined with customer loyalty would keep Ford at the top of the police market for a long time.
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