Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F)

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Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a producer of cars and trucks. The Company and its subsidiaries also engage in other businesses, including financing vehicles. Ford operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector includes the operations of Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe, Volvo, and Ford Asia Pacific Africa segments. The Financial Services sector includes the operations of Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Services. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company sold the ACH glass business to Zeledyne, LLC. The sale included the Nashville, Tulsa, and VidrioCar plants. In 2008, Ford and its subsidiary, Volvo Car Corporation, completed the sale of Thai-Swedish Assembly Group to Volvo Holding Sverige, AB. In March 2008, the Company acquired 72.4% of the shares of S.C. Automobile Craiova SA. In June 2008, the Company completed the sale of its Jaguar and Land Rover operations to Tata Motors Limited.

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Do you support the GM bailout?


Arguments For

Since GM and Chevolet are gone and down sized [citation needed] . Ford now stands strong without borrowing any money from the Government [citation needed] . This makes Ford a super buy since most American still believe in American products so this will benefits Ford [citation needed] . I also see Ford has some great designs on the street too [citation needed] . Many more Ford cars are on the street now a day. No wonder that their revenue went up [citation needed] .

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers reported a 21 percent increase in retail sales in August[1].

Arguments Against

With the end of the cash for clunkers (see: Cash for Clunkers 60.0% no) program, Ford among many other automakers will struggle to make sales. The increase was purely due to this government-sponsored program.


 1  Ford's strong lineup drives retail sales up 21 percent Sept 1, 2009 PR Newswire (MarketWatch.com)

User Comments & Opinion


1 Voted Yes

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Headed up! - jennyhooah (twitter) 0

2 Voted No

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I think all bailout companies (banks, automakers) and respective industries will struggle while consumers will either 1) wait for and expect cheaper products subsidized by government (see: socialism) or 2) lost of trust and faith in products/companies in these industries, similar to the distrust of internet companies that burst after the tech bubble. - thorie (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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Bailed out companies should show an appreciation and return to the people of the world to try gain back a little bit of the respect they once had. - _fraz_ (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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