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  • Ford recalls 83.2K vehicles due to roll away risk [View news story]
    Busy working :(
    Aug 17 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford recalls 83.2K vehicles due to roll away risk [View news story]
    A car does not have to slip out of park to roll if an axle is disconnected.
    (provided the parking brake has not been engaged)
    Aug 17 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford recalls 83.2K vehicles due to roll away risk [View news story]
    Maybe Ford will fix it with a warning sticker again.

    Considering it was the biggest recall in history, and caused over 6000 accidents and about 100 deaths and 1700 injuries last time, one would thing Ford would be extra careful with this issue.

    http://cnnmon.ie/1pUGtxs

    http://bit.ly/1p1CuP0
    Aug 17 12:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM to invest $270M in Argentine aluminum motor factory [View news story]
    Interesting why Reuters even used the word "Aluminum" in the headline. Especially since aluminum engines are more the norm vs the exception now and have been for quite some time. (diesel engines a possible exception) Perhaps to test the knowledge of readers?

    Virtually all engines are aluminum now. No Corvette has had anything but for nearly 20 years now. Not to mention some models in the 60's, 80's and 90's.

    In fact GM has been building aluminum engines for nearly 60 years.

    I wonder how many people even knew that their Range Rover used an a 40 year old GM/Buick derived engine until as recently as 2002?

    http://bit.ly/1lkpKiY
    Aug 1 05:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: A Red, White And Blue Pick [View article]
    funfun,

    What financial perspective are you referring to?

    I have not seen you provide any data to support your comments and unproven accusations towards management, nor any data to rebut any that may have been provided by anybody else.

    GOD BLESS Banks Of America!
    Jul 4 02:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dimon says he has curable throat cancer [View news story]
    Or Maybe;

    "You're No Good"


    http://bit.ly/1t6p5dv
    Jul 4 01:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Honda includes California on air bag recall [View news story]
    One could only imagine the press & headlines, if it were GM that was just cherry picking the higher risk states (to save money) to recall steering wheel grenades, rather than simply just recalling all of them.

    But if GM recalled all of them, they would crucify them for that as well emphasizing the number of units recalled.

    I guess Honda must not think that people sometimes cross state lines with their cars.
    Jul 4 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Reports: Hybrids failing to deliver [View news story]
    GM's Fusion?

    Huh?
    Jul 4 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Honda includes California on air bag recall [View news story]
    I live in NY, and it gets pretty Hot & Humid around here too.

    Not sure I would want to be driving one of these things with a grenade buried in the steering wheel in any state.
    Jul 4 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Infrastructure stocks slip as federal highway funds in jeopardy [View news story]
    So Obama on the campaign trail to buy votes with debt piled on to your children.

    Keep up the minimum wage talk.

    But don't tell the sheeple "Infrastructure stimulus" really means paying construction workers $90 per hour by law. (vote buying)

    Does your kid make $90 per hour?

    This is not the total cost to the taxpayer either.

    One must then add;

    FICA
    Workers compensation insurance
    State disability insurance
    State unemployment insurance
    Fed unemployment insurance.
    Contractors liability insurance

    But the time one is done, the contractors out of pocket is about $110 per hour per worker.

    Then you must add a contractors overhead & profit margin, bringing the taxpayer's total cost to about $130 per hour per worker.

    (don't expect to see these figure reported on MSNBC however)

    Check out an electricians required minimum wage in the link here.

    http://bit.ly/1rtwP7L


    Now you see how these projects are so expensive and often involve HUGE cost overruns.

    If stimulus and jobs were truly the motivation, repealing Davis Bacon, we could create 2X as many jobs & get twice the bang for the taxpayers buck.


    But, we know it's not about leadership, only vote buying

    Per the link in my earlier post, was first order of business upon inauguration
    Jul 4 09:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: A Red, White And Blue Pick [View article]
    Same on GM as with BAC

    Cut & paste.

    Never any hyperlinks with data, ever.
    Jul 4 08:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New round of recalls from GM, Q2 charge upped to $1.2B [View news story]
    funfun,

    Here's your panhandling request from Ford to the US gov't you claim does not exist

    You continually keep stumbling on facts. This letter is public record. Why are you not aware of it? Or, maybe you are, and wish to deceive other SA members?


    Just one line from the letter,


    "Ford is asking for access to up to $9 billion in bridge financing, but reiterated that it hopes to
    complete its transformation without accessing the loan should Congress agree to make the funds"

    http://bit.ly/1oZ93wb

    BTW, they got $5.9B from the DOE.

    And, if you read the request, is says.

    effectively,

    -have more ready in case things don't turn out as planned-
    Jul 3 09:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom And Boom At GM: More Recalls But Sales Keep Rising [View article]
    Snoopy,

    What data?

    Has he provided you with Data?

    Could you please forward such to me?

    Thanks in advance.
    Jul 3 08:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New round of recalls from GM, Q2 charge upped to $1.2B [View news story]
    Forrest Gump? (aka Mullally) walk on water?

    Are you serious?

    He was brought in by Bill Ford (over his head) and hit the credit lines before they were shut down, when the crisis hit.

    Basically because Ford essentially failed first, before the rest. That turned out to be pure luck.

    Largely due to the 1-2 punch from Both the Explorer Tire debacle along with post Katrina gas prices, as almost ALL of Ford's profits were from both F-150 & Explorer at the time.

    When GM witnessed that, is when the Green light was given for the Volt.

    I give credit to Bill Ford for asking for help.
    And Mullally too, for doing what he had to do at the time with "One Ford"

    But, Ford should have made some commitments and investments a couple years ago. It may be too late by now.

    Ford needs a "Car Guy" at the helm like GM had with Bob Lutz who is largely responsible for GM's current product on the market today.

    Sadly, Ford has not really had such a guy at the helm since Donald Petersen.

    " One Ford" is no longer the right thing in the current environment.


    http://nbcnews.to/1moSmao


    http://bit.ly/1aZ1obe


    Petersen,

    Bits of his influence remain today, sadly fading fast;

    http://bit.ly/1mPgK4C


    http://lat.ms/1mPgIda


    http://bit.ly/1mPgK4I

    http://bit.ly/1mPgK4M

    http://bit.ly/1mPgKl2

    I really hope Ford can find another guy like Donald, as Mark Fields is not the answer IMO.


    http://bit.ly/TE33zx
    Jul 3 08:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom And Boom At GM: More Recalls But Sales Keep Rising [View article]
    FrankPax,

    Indeed, fun watching it rise. ( profitable too.)

    But sadsad that he's prolly just a paid poster/spammer without any skin in the game anyway.

    Never seen any data provided
    Jul 3 06:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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