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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fords not doing well.

Although I am happy to recieve a $1,000 check for purchasing a 2008 super duty. It blows my mind how Ford can do this! Especially after reading this.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F.N: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Friday that U.S. auto industry sales to date in April were "terrible" as consumer confidence was hit by a slow housing market and rising gas prices.

"This month is terrible," Ford chief sales analyst George Pipas said in an interview. "We are not even close to where we expected to be in April."

Pipas said industry volume appeared to be down 10 percent to date before seasonal adjustment, but expected Ford's U.S. retail share to hold steady around 13 percent

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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I think that the rising fuel prices really hurt alot of people. I know it did me, not in a big way or anything but, my lord they are absolutely rediculas. I just wish that they would just keep them at a reasonable price. Give us a break we are not made out of money. I just can't stress how mad and how much this gets to me.:2cents issed: :rippedhand:
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[email protected] the oil companies there is no reason for prices to be as high as they are and adjusting them upwards for the summer season is BS not even our government can help b/c they are in bed with the oil companies !!
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[email protected] the oil companies there is no reason for prices to be as high as they are and adjusting them upwards for the summer season is BS not even our government can help b/c they are in bed with the oil companies !!
I agree 100% it is starting to realy piss me off!!!
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I cant imagine waht they will be by july, its not only your tank but the prices at walmart ups everywhere goes up when fuel prices go up, trucks and trains transport what is on the shelf w/diesel powered trucks, propane powered forlifts etc.

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Ford put all its egges in one basket in the 90's and early 2000's by relying on big SUV's for the bulk of its profits and sales. Combine high fuel prices, poor service and a bad launch of the 6.0L and don't forget the Firestone tire mess to just name a few and its a wonder Ford has made it as long as they have.
I realy hope Ford can pull it self out of the gutter but I don't feel they are doing enough to gain back their market share and customers. JMO
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I don't know whether to be happy that gas is finally higher than diesel here...or upset that diesel is still 2.799.
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i just paid 2.90 a gallon for diesel today , i was like wtf, but at some gas stations it 3.06 a gal for gas for regular
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but im not too unhappy my dmax is gettin like 27 mpg or somethin real close
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