Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Free-market Ford laps Government Motors
Posted on 04/01/2011 5:41:07 PM PDT by jazusamo
Bureaucrats cant run a car company, let alone the whole country
Ford Motor Co. beat General Motors in March sales, another small but significant victory of private enterprise over government micromanagement. Since the 2009 government takeover of GM, competition between the two leading domestic auto manufacturers has taken on strong ideological overtones. It serves as an ideal test case, a microcosm of the competition between two worldviews, the automotive equivalent of North vs. South Korea. Right now, the good guys are winning.
Ford has been giving GM a run for its money since the competition began. In October, Ford recorded a 68 percent increase in its third-quarter net income, the sixth straight profitable quarter during the worst economy since the Great Depression. The blue oval passed Toyota to become the second largest auto brand sold in America. In March, Ford sold 212,295 vehicles, beating GM by 5,674 units - only the second time since 1998 that Ford won the monthly sales race. It did this without the supposed benefits of government intervention, except to the extent government minders have kept GM from maintaining its historically dominant position.
March sales numbers also highlight the lax public response to the Obama administrations continued emphasis on green technology. One of Fords mainstays is the F-series pickup, sales of which are up 25 percent over the previous year. This full-sized truck gets 19 miles per gallon, very fuel efficient for a pickup in its class but not exactly a poster vehicle for environmentalists...
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Ford is selling trendy hybrids too, but not an all-electric unit.
The government will escalate attacks and sabotage of Ford.
I won’t buy GM or Chrysler. That leaves Ford. I would love to buy a luxury car in the Lexus/BMW class but Ford doesn’t make one. That sucks.
I think there is an unannounced boycott of Obama Motors.
My kid works for FORD as a factory certified tech, he’s been busy for months. Lot’s of cars being serviced and new ones being prepped for delivery.
I’m considering buying a FORD for the first time since 1977. My last FORD was a Pinto...enough said. :)
It wouldn’t surprise me that Obama and thugs will do everything they can to mess with Ford. The UAW has already told Ford they want everything they gave up to Ford back.
Ford, like, rules, baby!
That’s actually amazing, given the huge subsidies in fleet sales GM is getting from the feds and from the stimulus funds to state governments.
Aw, get yourself a “country Cadillac” (pickup truck). Some of those are decked out pretty fancy.
I agree. There's an awful lot of ticked off people because their taxpayer money bailed GM out and it looks like they may go under again.
Have you checked out the Lincoln MKX? Would give my left testicle to have one of those but out of my price range.
I look to buy the new Focus maybe next year.
I hope. I only hope.
Thanks. Glad to hear things are looking good for Ford from an inside source.
Thanks for assisting with the rules. :-)
LOL. I’ve got a ‘91 F-150 and it will be with me until it dies. Or me. Whoever comes first. But that’s my truck and my wife won’t set foot in it.
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