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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Truck
Mar 15, 2002 (10:27 pm)
Point was: bestseller does not mean "best build, quality, power, features, price, etc. etc. etc, best thing since sliced bread"
#91 of 129 scorpio.......
Mar 15, 2002 (11:00 pm)
recession? you just showed your true colors my man, that or your immaturity. is this why i have made $2000 on one mutual fund since last december? cuz of a recession? we are not in a recession my friend. watch fox or cnn. you may learn something.
Mar 16, 2002 (7:06 am)
Sc0rpi0, It is true that the Tundra is assembled in the US by US workers. It is also true that the US parts content is lower than Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. That means imported parts assembled into a truck here. Which supports or economy more? I'm not sure.
tbunder, Being a business owner in the manufacturing sector, I assure you that we are in a recession. The reason that it is classified so mild in the news is that it hasn't affected all areas of the economy. Many service ares of the economy and construction are unaffected or actually better than before. Manufactureing is down. Orders for "durable goods" are up, but where are the durable goods made? Go to your local store and pick up items for sale and see where they are made. This will give you a clue as to why US manufacturing is in a recession.
Mar 16, 2002 (9:17 am)
Oh yeah, thats right. The unemployment rate, low interest rates are there because Greenspan got tired of this quiet life and wanted to give americans a run for their money. Companies are going under and firing thousands of people because they feel like it. Boy, who has a foot in their mouth now? Simpson is not it is hyped up to be....they don't teach statistics, physics, and now economics (but we knew that already).
Mar 16, 2002 (9:22 am)
With the situation nowdays, everybody is outsourcing production. Ford is outsourcing production of smaller parts to Mexico, but we don't see anyone caling Ford "not american" nowdays. Toyota wouldn't be a Japanese company if they started doing their design and manufacturing here too.
Mar 17, 2002 (6:12 pm)
Superduty trucks are very different than F-150's. If I needed a 3/4 ton or bigger for what I haul and pull, I would buy a Ford. As I seldom tow, and never over 5000 #, and 1500# is the most I put in the bed, I drive a Chevy 1500. Ford sells more Superduty trucks than F-150's. Chevy only sells a fraction as many 2500 + trucks as their 1500's. Chevy racers pull their trailers with Fords because thet need big trucks. You don't see them pulling their Cameros with F-150's. Ford PSD is a million mile engine in a 300K truck. All the half tons are 300k trucks and engines. (I know someone knows of an exception). Now if Dodge would just build a truck to match the Cummins, You could buy one right out of high school and work it till you retire.
#97 of 129 hehe, scorpio...
Mar 17, 2002 (9:47 pm)
i sense a little jealousy, eh???? nevermind, just cuz our commander in chief says we aren't in a recession, and all of the experts say the same thing, this must mean that we are? just cuz the manufacturing sector is down doesn't mean that we are in a national recession. it just means that part is down, ie. the demand rate isn't there right now. if we were in a recession, people wouldn't be buying cars and trucks and houses left and right. my sister works for john deere, and they are producing lots of product here in iowa. the usa isn't the only customers.
scorpio- simpson was just rated #1 in the midwest. check out us news and world report. im sorry you had to go to community tech, but dont insult others with your dime store education.
scorpio- another little thingy (SOME ADVICE). you're young- if i were you, id stop buying piddly little things (like expensive trucks), and invest 20 grand in some type of investment. by the time you were 60, with a growth rate of at least 10% (which is not hard to achieve) you could have nearly $1,000,000 to retire with. not counting your 401k if you have one. ever ponder the thought of compound interest? remember, that 10% is very small. most do lots better. the key is to hold on for the long run. dont sell like a moron like so many did 9-12. ill still be around when you turn 60. you can thank me then.
Mar 17, 2002 (10:24 pm)
Hey scorpio--->There will always be industries on the rise and fall. Companies will always be hiring and firing. But all the indicators now show that everybody tucked their head (and wallet) in good and tight after the 9/11 event. But now things are getting back on their feet, after the general public realized that their fear of being a good consumer was unfounded.
So your original comment about Ford having to lay off people to get back to basics is based on what? You do realise that Toyota doesn't even employe more than 30,000 people in America.
Even though you tout that Toyota manufactures in USA, don't you know where the profits are going? The name brand is still Toyota, which is not owned by Americans. And guess who is planning on building trucks parts in mexico? Toyota! Future Tacoma beds will be made in Mexico.
Mar 18, 2002 (7:05 am)
I'm not even gonna answer any of that. First of all, it's all offtopic, and second...well, you wouldn't understand.