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  • yooper_in_tx yooper_in_tx Nov 9, 2006 8:04 PM Flag

    Ford models at top of reliability list

    Check it out here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_on_bi_ge/auto_reliability

    A couple excerpts:

    "The Fusion and the Mercury Milan were among the top-ranked family cars for predicted reliability, on par with the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry."

    "Consumer Reports also listed the Fusion among the new or redesigned vehicles that most impressed its testers, saying its smooth ride and good handling made it feel "like a much more expensive European car.""

    Getting better and better.

    yooper

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    • The salaried Ford worker and retiree sure took a hit on health benefits.

    • I do have a clue. I grew up with plenty of them. Trust me, I know firsthand.

    • Sir, that is a polyanna view you have about Ford hourly workers who work the production lines. I worked for Ford for 30 years before I retired. I worked the production lines and I worked salaried. I worked along side a group of people, who, after they survived the first year of labor doing production, and that survival rate was probably around 30%, were one of the most hard working and reliable people you could ask for. They were , in most cases, physically stronger and retained a work ethic that few could match. My hat is off to those workers. I've seen them first hand. For you to mock them and describe them as underperformers with low high school grades is pathetic. You have'nt the slightest idea what they do. You're just a little punk with an attitude. You should'nt disresprect honest hard working people like that. Buddy, you have'nt got a clue.

    • are you bitter?

    • I guess its "coming apart" for those in the UAW that have nothing more than a high school education with C grades and who take little or no risk and have little or no creativity or contribution other than to be a source of manual labor. In turn they expect the world owes the a living the first day they set foot to be employed in a plant and then expect to be the sole source of that labor. Yea, its sucks for them and it should. It's something called competition that "the rest of us" have dealt with and should deal with. UAW members - welcome to the real world.

    • Its a shame the way this country is coming apart. All we have now a days are bullshit artists who know it all yet never been to a rodao- if thats how it is spelled.

    • mguthrie@sbcglobal.net mguthrie Nov 10, 2006 5:15 AM Flag

      Too bad that it reeks of Tacos.

      • 1 Reply to mguthrie
      • iluvamuffin@sbcglobal.net iluvamuffin Nov 10, 2006 8:47 AM Flag

        Yes, your American company is doing what it has to do in order to compete with the foreign car manufactures. They have to bring their costs down so they can compare in price at the dealers. The government is certainly to blame for some of this and the american worker is also to blame, but who cares it is what it is and someone has to fix it. The workers who have enjoyed huge wages and benefits for years are going to have to give back in order to maintain or all of their jobs will eventually be outsourced. Believe me it can happen. So the big argument over the small giveback of some health costs does not bode well for survival of their companys without bankruptcy or continued outsourceing. It will be interesting to see how it all works out, in the meantime i'm a long in the stock and do hope the employees and the company can figure it out.

    • Aren't those cars made in MEXICO by Mexicans?

      LOL

 
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