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  1. mackinaw

    Coming Soon: Bronco Warthog

    Saw a few of those the past few days, courtesy of the Michigan National Guard base at Grayling.
  2. Probably not. His job was most likely administrative. Ralph Gilles, the head of design for the old FCA, was on Autoline awhile back and said he never ever has time to actually draw cars. I suspect that's the same for all head designers, no matter the company.
  3. Don't think so. AFS said it and everybody else picked it up.
  4. GM did indeed pay off one of the loans it got from the government, but overall, the U.S. taxpayers lost 11.2 billion dollars on the bail-out. It all came down to stock price. The stock price had to rise to a certain level (I forgot what it was) for the taxpayers to break-even, or make money. But the Feds wanted out of the GM deal so sold the stock early, below the break-even price, resulting in the 11.2 billion dollar loss. https://time.com/82953/general-motors-bailout-cost-taxpayers-11-2-billion/
  5. You should watch (and listen) to this video.
  6. To clarify, not Autoline Daily, but "Auto Forecast Solutions." Autoline is just reporting the story.
  7. mackinaw

    Return of the Thunderbird?

    I'm not a fan of the '80-'82 box-styling version, but the rest have their charms. And I can never forget the two-seat 'Bird may dad brought home for the weekend back in 1957. Definitely the biggest thing in my young life, back then.
  8. In 2028. Go to the 4:31 mark: http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=72751
  9. https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-thunderbird-returning-trademark
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    Mach-E Delay

    I wouldn't be happy either, but it looks like Ford is serious about improving quality. The last thing they want is a headline saying that the Mach-E is already being recalled.
  11. That's been my take on it too. The Chevy has too many disjointed lines going nowhere.
  12. No argument from me, but Ford decided to pull a GM and just exit a market (like GM did in Europe and India) instead of spending millions (billions?) to become competitive. Automotive 2.0 (EV's and AV's) is coming, and it will take a lot of $$$$$ to fund this new technology. Ford, and others, would rather spend their money on this.
  13. South America has been a money pit for years. Quarter in, quarter out, it loses money. As expected, Wall Street loved what Ford did. Ford stock was up while the rest of the market was down.
  14. Ford's seems to be getting out of markets they're not competitive in. Very much like GM did, when it exited Europe, India and Australia.
  15. Farley continues his restructuring. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2021/01/11/ford-ending-manufacturing-brazil-continuing-south-america-operations/6625547002/
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