When you decided to type this "story" you didn't bother to check the market over there or the sentiment for the Mustang that has been published in numerous articles in Europe. You would have learned that many Mustangs have been independently shipped to Europe for the foreign car dealers to meet demand for them. You would have learned that the Mustang has fan clubs there and Mustang events are held as well.
First rule of posting a ruse; do your research so that you might look like you know what you are talking about and you might be able to fool someone.
The rack and pinion steering assemblies come into the assembly plant as a completed component and gets installed on the line. The defect occured at the supplier. It is actually impressive that the error was found so quickly in a totally enclosed component. The affected cars were just built last week. Some have arrived at dealers, some are still in transit to dealers, none have been sold to customers yet. These kinds of problems typically do not get caught this quickly. There is a total of 600 vehicles involved; almost 1 day of production. Catching this kind of stuff before even one vehicle is sold is the best case scenario when it does happen. Of course it is optimal when a supplier ships quality parts that have been verified by their quality control system correctly.
See? You cannot offer anything to substantiate anything you say. The best you can do is make up childish things like this."I know you are but what am I?"
What are you, 13?
No reason to waste anymore of my time. I'll put you on the ignore list with the rest of the boxes of rocks.
Ok, yet another vain claim. Why don't you offer something to substantiate that? All you ever do is claim something, and then if you say anymore you only prove that you have no clue.
Substantiate - to establish by proof or competent evidence.
So this is the best you can do with your time? Create yet another alias and post gibberish.
Is that how the global economy was destroyed last time? While only 15% of the US was unionized? It is only about 11% now.
Fortunately wages across the board are really good now. People can find jobs that pay well and......wait a minute.......that doesn't sound like what it happening. Wages have been going down across the board for a couple decades. Seems like union labor has been declining as well.
Now I know this is really, really hard for you, bustabords1, but do you see a correlation? Don't worry. At least you will either be replaced by a robot or you will be able to say you are globally competitive with your low wage.
This will be interesting. The "event" occured 2 years ago but now she is suing.
She is claiming the seat was hot enough to give her a 3rd degree burn, but there is no mention of the seat emitting a smell from the heat on the various materials of the seat that would indicate there was too much heat.
There was no mention from the owner of the vehicle (it was a friend's vehicle) that she took the vehicle to the dealer and had it looked at, or that anyone else noticed it was extremely hot, or that anyone else complained that the seat was too hot.
It happened on June 28, 2012. Who activates a seat heater in the summer? It would have been off for months.
This all sounds awefully suspicious..
LOL, so you are saying you've never seen the inside of an auto plant. What you said just illustrates a total lack of knowledge on the subject. Allow me to demonstrate since you think you are fooling someone...
The robots in that video has been TYPICAL for decades. You need to catch up.
Robots do not hold screwdrivers.
Autoworkers don't drop screwdrivers because you don't know that autoworkers don't use screwdrivers. Any small screw is turned with a pistol grip electric gun and sometimes a pneumatic gun. A screw driver would be too slow and would ruin the worker's wrist within a year.
I haven't seen you say anything yet that has been accurate. Have you pretended like this ALL of your life?
Since you have so much knowledge on the subject, please elaborate on the viability of replacing ALL humans in an assembly/stamping/engine/transmission plant, the considerations involved, the current level of automation, when automation became prominent at the Big3, and any other fascinating information you have on the subject.
Also please explain why if a company can automate every job, why wouldn't every company automate every job and make people, and you, obsolete?
You've made over 20 posts about this over the last 2 days. What is your part in it?
DEARBORN, Mich., - Growing interest in utility vehicles among America’s 80 million-strong millennial generation – those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s – is bolstering purchase consideration for the Ford brand.
Maritz Research, a St. Louis-based marketing research firm, collects data from consumers as part of its annual New Vehicle Customer Study, asking would-be buyers and actual buyers about their new vehicle preferences and buying behaviors. The data in this study came from research conducted between 2008 and 2013.
Small and midsize cars remain the top two segments both considered and purchased by younger buyers, but compact and full-size SUV segments – such as Ford Escape and Ford Explorer – show the largest jumps in consideration, with increases of 1.1 percentage points and 1.7 percentage points, respectively.
While these percentage point increases appear small, in terms of potential sales volume, they represent hundreds of thousands of vehicles. For instance, in a vehicle market of 16.5 million units sold, a 1.1 percentage point increase equates to roughly 181,000 vehicles and a 1.7 percentage point gain equates to approximately 280,000 vehicles.
In the same period in which millennials began to show greater interest in SUVs, Ford overhauled its high-volume utility vehicle lineup, most notably Explorer in 2011 and Escape in 2012.
It's only $12,500, according to Dave Crecelius of Echo Automotive.
Ok, so how long to save $12,500 before you can save a dollar? That's 3,676 gallons of gas at $3.40 a gallon.
So are you saying that people should sell or buy Ford stock because of this?
No one Escape is affected by ALL the recalls, as they are often times specific to a particular engine or feature, but 11 recalls on a new model is rediculous. The Focus had 10 recalls when it was introduced in 2000. It was a European car that went through an adaptation process for the US market and manufacturing methods, and it was not done well. The Escape is the exact same situation (Escape is the European Kuga) and it does not appear they did the adaptation any better.
The last time I confronted him about Mulally and the changes at Ford being the reason for the way Ford is now, and asked him to explain exactly what Obama did that made all this happen at Ford I got no answer.
Now he posts the exact same thing again, and you pointed out how Ford changed. Basically, kcf_07757, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity.
If the outcome is always the same, then you need to rethink what you are posting........if you are capable