Okay, I'm going to be the first to call for this guy's head. We've all been taken for a ride. Ford apparently has just gotten lucky these past few quarters. This house of cards is about to collapse! This according to Forbes.com:
<<Whiston notes that while Ford was the only one of Detroit's Big Three that did not file for bankruptcy in 2009, the advantage that created is not permanent. General Motors has begun to repaid its government loans and could return even more taxpayer money with a public offering later this year, Chrysler is set to resume offering new products and the Toyota Motor ( TM - news - people ) recalls that allowed Ford to add market share have mostly run their course without customers permanently abandoning the brand.>>
Oh, and if you believe any of this, I have some seeds I'd like to sell you.
What, he doesn't read this board?
Sorry if I came across as a little crazed with this complaint. But I just hate articles like this from what should be respectable media sources. This piece would have been more acceptable as a Yahoo message board post -- but due to its lack of industry sources, use of pure conjecture, well I just couldn't let it go!
Gomek-i think yahoo is owned by Toyota-their analysts have Ford at a low price of 1.80 pps and i am not allowed to post a reply with F Greece in it..lol..of all the political insults on this F message board can u believe that they wont let me post F greece? LOLOL
Questions for the author of this nice article.
1. How does GM paying back government loans make them a more viable competitor?
2. What is different about Chrysler's "new" products that make them a compelling choice?
3. On what basis do you support your claim that the consumer has forgiven Toyota for its recalls and deceipt? The fact that it hasn't announced a recall for 8 days? http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/19/autos/lexus_gx460_recall/
Journalistic standards -- out the window!
Gomek : )
I agree with you. Ask all of the GM shareholders and Bondholders who were wiped out by the government take over, if they will buy a GM product? The same holds true for Chrysler. Ford is getting all of the business and will continue to do so.