Ford has been a quality company since at least the '80s. Now, they are also making the right moves with respect to technology and Millennials with auto sharing. (They are making great moves)!!
I do not know. Always my biggest concern is that someone knows something that we do not know.
I read the two recent articles about NCV which state the dividend at the current level is safe, at lease for the next couple of years or so. (Go to MarketWatch, where they are referenced under NCV).