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Ford Goes There...New Ad Knocks Bailed Out Competition (Video) ^ | September 9, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/09/2011 7:50:58 PM PDT by SanFranDan

Ford goes there... Their latest television ad knocks the bailed out competition.

The Tatler reported: This hurts:

REPORTER: Chris, was buying American important to you?

CHRIS: I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was gonna buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own, win, lose or draw. That’s what America’s about is, taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail, that you’ve gotta pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
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To: Gunslingr3

An astounding figure to us peons, but it’s dwarf peanuts in the big picture.

41 posted on 09/09/2011 10:40:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: SanFranDan

Yep ... That is the same rationale for my next vehicle to be either a Ford F250 or Mustang. I utterly refuse to purchase ANY vehicle from GM ... Now or ever.

42 posted on 09/09/2011 10:50:25 PM PDT by kschockeynut87 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my GOD, my family and my country.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Obama has already sic’ed the UAW onto Ford, they are now threatening to go on strike.
43 posted on 09/09/2011 10:53:58 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Gunslingr3
There's a major difference. "The EISA loan is designed to help the auto industry by supporting “capital investments in facilities designed to produce vehicles with greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.".

And Ford didn't screw over their bond holders to pay off the UAW.

44 posted on 09/10/2011 12:31:18 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: mazda77

Plus the FLEX looks cool.

45 posted on 09/10/2011 12:36:42 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: SanFranDan
I could have saved $4500.00 on a new Chevy Equinox, but I went with the Kia Sorento instead and I couldn't be happier. Made in America by non-union workers.
46 posted on 09/10/2011 12:51:43 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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ME!! I have been a loyal GM owner since I started driving. My last car was a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. Can't say enough good about that car. Nearly 300,000 miles on it and it still runs great.

However, I drive almost 200 miles a day just getting to work and back and it was time for a new car. So, when I went looking, the only place I went was to the local Ford dealer. I was looking for a new Mustang V-6. At 300 hp and 30 miles to the gallon it sounded ideal. Well, they did not have any in stock, so I had to settle for a very low milage 2009 Mustang GT. What a ride!! It only gets 25 mpg, but i can live with it.

47 posted on 09/10/2011 2:50:51 AM PDT by snowtigger (.)
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To: SanFranDan

Ford need not remind me.
I’ll be damned if I’d ever purchase a chrysler or g.m. product ever again. I’d purchase a Yugo first.
Like Obammy, f-em.

48 posted on 09/10/2011 3:30:56 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: SanFranDan
General Motors says bankruptcy excuses it from repairs on 400K cars

General Motors Co. is hiding behind its former self in an attempt to dodge being responsible for fixing suspension problems on more than 400,000 vehicles.

The Detroit automaker says it is not responsible for the suspension repairs on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impala models from 2007 and 2008 because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

Aug. 19, Reuters: “ … In a recent filing with the U.S. District Court in Detroit, GM noted that the cars were made by its predecessor General Motors Corp. (not Co.), now called Motors Liquidation Co or "Old GM," before its 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout.”

The current company, commonly known as the "New GM," said it did not assume responsibility under the reorganization to fix the Impala problem, but only to make repairs "subject to conditions and limitations" in express written warranties, according to Reuters.

Experts not involved with the lawsuit, which sparked the debate, say it is quite common for a company to not assume any responsibility for problems facing their pre-bankrupt company.

"It is fairly common," said Daniel P. Dalton, of Bloomfield Hills-based Dalton & Tomich PLC. “It is one reason why companies go into bankruptcy.

“In General Motors’ cause, as well as Chrysler … the idea is let the bankruptcy court trustee decide the value of the claims as opposed to going through the judicial system.”

Dalton told MLive Detroit all the bad assets and the lawsuits that “Old GM” faced went, and continue to go, to Motors Liquidation, not the "new" company.

This isn’t the first-time GM has hid behind its bankruptcy to avoid litigation.

In October, Motors Liquidation -- not GM -- reached a $773 million environmental settlement agreement with the Obama administration to improve nearly 90 of former GM sites in 14 states.

Under the program, vacant properties, facilities and offices left barren by GM’s bankruptcy were expected to be razed or rehabilitated under the plan.


49 posted on 09/10/2011 4:26:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Lancey Howard
"I love my Ford Escape."

Me too. We've have two of them.

50 posted on 09/10/2011 5:05:55 AM PDT by blues_guitarist (Obama's "Manchurian" agenda is right on track . . . HE MUST BE STOPPED!! - Black & Humble)
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To: SanFranDan

Awesome ad. It’ll go viral. Great anti-Obama message. I love my Subaru WRX, and the Mrs. loves her Nissan Xterra, but it’s good to see this old US company poking Gubmint Motors in the eye.

51 posted on 09/10/2011 5:30:45 AM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: Huck

Civic here. I love my civic. Great car.

Will never buy a GM as long as I live. I’d rather buy a car made in a right to work state.

52 posted on 09/10/2011 1:11:55 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! “10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government")
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The companies lie, but they were called out by this June 1st story:

Taxpayers to lose about $14 billion in auto bailout

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers will lose about $14 billion in the government's $80 billion bailout of Chrysler and GM, the White House said Wednesday, portraying the outcome as good news since the losses are far lower than originally anticipated.

Seizing on the figures, the Obama administration took credit for the resurgence of the U.S. auto industry, assuring taxpayers that the government's bailout of Chrysler and GM was an investment worth making.

53 posted on 09/16/2011 9:12:18 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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