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  • Bank Of America Is Not A Solid Investment For New Money, And Litigations Continue [View article]
    No matter what, people enamored of BAC will spend their money buying the stock. Makes no difference. For myself, I'm just a little ole guy who likes RS's investment plan for retirees. High quality dividend paying stocks. Who will win in the long run? I've got my money on RS.
    Apr 17 05:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    Sounds like a commercial.
    Apr 12 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Let's talk aluminum [View news story]
    Great idea. And as a bonus, aluminum doesn't rust so we don't even care if the batteries leak. Ford could use this in one of their commercials.
    Apr 10 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Let's talk aluminum [View news story]
    Right to the point. excellent post, sir. Indisputable.
    Apr 10 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Let's talk aluminum [View news story]
    Brice, I think I get it. Its the old quantitative theorem. The lighter the vehicle, the greater the payload and towing capacity. That's why a rider on a Schwinn bike is able to pull an eighteen wheeler with no problem. I'm sold too.
    Apr 10 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    Try driving that lighter truck on an icy road. And when you fishtail all over the place and have trouble keeping the wheels from spinning, and that heavier truck just moves along nice and easy, just tell yourself its nothing but your imagination. By the way, my heart goes out to those paraplegics.
    Apr 9 10:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    TDOT, that is true, but add damage to wear and tear. You know what happens to that damaged aluminum hood? Well, they don't put some lead on it and rub it out. It gets replaced. That's an expensive way to fix a damaged part. Not much of a big deal when only a minimal amount of parts are made of aluminum. But costly. So what happens with insurance companies when that aluminum truck gets clobbered? I'll tell you what they're going to do. They're going to raise your insurance rates. But not to worry. You'll be getting better mileage.
    Apr 9 10:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    The one in the bleachers.
    Apr 9 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    TDOT, I said all other things being equal. Just a difference in weight. Plain and simple.
    Apr 9 10:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    "Aluminum is easy to repair."

    Chic, that is not true. It takes special tools and special training to work it. Even Ford will tell you that. I believe for starters, Ford is willing to pay to train one individual at each dealership. They are also going to initially pay for the specialized tools needed to repair aluminum. They are unique and expensive. Not the same as sheet metal. I'm just wondering what the base price on this new truck is going to be. The MSRP price on the current truck is already averaging over $40,000. Was'nt too long ago you could buy a nicely equipped F-150 for around $30,000. Those days are gone. You might get better mileage on the new one. Hope they don't put the hurt on the wallet. We shall see.
    Apr 9 10:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    If two men, one weighing 180 lbs and the other weighing 250 lbs, everything else being equal, were both strapped to a Ford Focus, which would be able to pull that car 50 yards to a finish line first? Please feel free to use any mathematical formulas you wish.
    Apr 9 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    I beg to differ. The competition is not scrambling. They're watching and waiting. The 2015 F-150 will not be a proven success until consumer demand proves it is. The truck will be coming out in September. Too early to make predictions.
    Apr 9 10:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    Ryan, Mulally saved Ford from total bankruptcy. Everybody knows that. What in the world are you talking about?
    Apr 9 10:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    So is Ford going to be holding the price on the new aluminum Ford? Any idea on base price?
    Apr 9 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget EcoBoost, Ford Hitting Hyperdrive [View article]
    The biggest issue facing Ford right now is the new basically aluminum F-150. They are reportedly lightening the truck by apprx. 700 lbs and drifting away from their highly reliable V-8 in favor of the ecoboost v-6. It is not a given that introducing this truck will go over with a big bang. Its a lot lighter and remains to be seen how it handles in icy and inclement weather. Also, is it going to be losing towing power? Maybe, maybe not. But lighter with a smaller engine does hint at less torgue. Also, body repair on aluminum may prove to be very costly, not to mention rising cost of insuring the vehicle. Aluminum is a lot more expensive than steel. How much will this affect the base price of the vehicle? Is Ford going to pass the cost on to the consumer? Ford is really taking a big gamble going with the aluminum body. If the public doesn't respond well to this new truck, Ford could easily take a big hit on sales. All this remains to be seen, and Ford's competition will be watching. So how lucky do you feel? Ready to pull the trigger and buy some Ford stock? I think I'll wait and see how things play out.
    Apr 8 09:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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