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Old 05-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #11
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Notice the wink smilie... I liked my Focus and currently own a Ford motorhome.

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Old 05-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
True, but Ford immediately owned up -- unlike Toyota in many recent cases. I don't consider a recall an indication of poor quality (after all, every manufacturer finds defects) but how the recall is initiated tells me alot about the company. In Ford's case, I've been a "fan" ever since they didn't take the government bailout money, while Chrysler and GM did. Maybe it's a Texas prejudice.
Although Ford did not need money from the $80 billion bailout program, Ford did receive $5.9 billion in government loans in 2009 to retool its manufacturing plants to produce more fuel-efficient cars, and the company lobbied for and benefited from the cash-for-clunkers program — contrary to the ad’s testimonial that Ford is “standing on their own.”

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