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  1. This is a German ploy by Daimler and VW to undermine and emaciate Ford. Both of them are big players in heavy trucks in Europe and Asia and Ford is starting to make inroads into those markets with the Cargo and now F-Max Turkish Otosan heavy trucks. Daimler - because their butt ugly Mercedes trucks didn't sell back in the 90's -- bought Freightliner and knew they had to get rid of that pesky Ford heavy truck lineup if they were ever to see a worthwhile profit!!! So they stole the L-series for $300 million and called it Sterling and then got rid of it after 10 years. VW/Scania is gobbling up International as we speak. For Ford to trust VW after Dieselgate shows how naive Ford is!!!! Ford doesn't need VW! Transit rules in Europe and the USA. Daimler, as in Sprinter, is not happy! VW and Daimler are in this together. Don't doubt it for one minute!!! Daimler already screwed Ford once with the Sterling deal, so they're having VW do their dirty work for them this time!
  2. Joe771476

    New light & medium duty news

    Wow! Did you read the second paragraph in that Reuters GM article that selling heavy duty trucks translates or trickles down to tons of smaller vehicle sales!!?? That's what I've been saying for 10 years now!
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    New light & medium duty news

    Finally justice is served!!! Sometimes the pic shows up right at the beginning. If it doesn't, just scroll all the way to the very end! Bob R. will be happy! Also, check out some "strange and funny looking buses" links on youtube. Really interesting stuff! One link has a pretty blue Ford C-series tractor hauling a trailer bus. Top 20 Acidentes Com Caminhões Caçamba | #VaiTombar | #FailCompilation - YouTube
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    New light & medium duty news

    I just saw a Ford truck ad on TV with a parade of new and previous generation Ford trucks (mostly just class 1 thru 3). The message at the end was "Built Ford Proud." Maybe I missed something, but I didn't see any medium duties! Why not? And they could show some old class 8 fire trucks (C-series!), dump trucks, even school buses (B700) etc. if they wanted to, just to aggravate Freightliner and International!!
  5. You want to talk about waste? What is the sense of having GMC?!! It's Chevy rebadged! Same vehicles! I think GM had a soft spot for their beloved GMC nameplate, but that's all it was! It's just duplication! They should have kept their storied and beloved Pontiac brand........GTO's, Firebirds (Smokey and the Bandit, Knight Rider)!!!! They should drop GMC................NOW!!
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    New light & medium duty news

    This is what happens when an F250 crashes into a road grader. Very sad. 2018 12-5-18 CALTRANS GRADER HIT BY TRUCK ON 73 TOLL ROAD-
  7. Joe771476

    New light & medium duty news

    Henkels & McCoy has been using Blue Diamond mediums for a while now, but I finally saw a new Chicago- built one! By the way, has anyone pondered why it was called Blue Diamond and NOT Red Oval? LOL Because I think Peterbilt would have been a little upset! Talking about cabovers: Have you noticed all the Tesla, Nikola, the Ford concept truck at the IAA in Europe and all of the mfrs. are building cabover concepts, not conventional cabs! Looks like Ford will be able to march right into the USA with F-Max with just a few modifications! Sorry to see the Cargo name dropped though. That name is just about world-renowned! No Bob, I couldn't tell, i was driving by the lot. But I'm confused. I was just reading spec listings in Bulk Transporter magazine for Ford mediums and only Allison and Eaton transmissions are mentioned, not Ford's. Huh?
  8. Joe771476

    New light & medium duty news

    Henkels & McCoy has been using Blue Diamond mediums for a while now, but I finally saw a new Chicago- built one! By the way, has anyone pondered why it was called Blue Diamond and NOT Red Oval? LOL Because I think Peterbilt would have been a little upset! Talking about cabovers: Have you noticed all the Tesla, Nikola, the Ford concept truck at the IAA in Europe and all of the mfrs. are building cabover concepts, not conventional cabs! Looks like Ford will be able to march right into the USA with F-Max with just a few modifications! Sorry to see the Cargo name dropped though. That name is just about world-renowned!
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    Is Ford in trouble?

    Ford let the Germans (Daimler) STEAL the newly redesigned L-series class 8/7 back around 1997 ending class 8 and it dominoed into killing class 7, two classes where Ford was a leading if not THE leading producer in sales for decades. Daimler, after having bought Freightliner, knew they had to get rid of Ford if the Freightliner purchase was going to pay off! Now another German company (VW) wants to compromise another segment that Ford leads in, the full-size van where Transit leads! Daimler, mfr. of Sprinter, put VW up to that! Daimler is ripping mad over Ford's Transit lead! Make no mistake about it!
  10. I read briefly in Automotive News that Ford is going to commit $11 billion to restructuring! Huh? They want to cut $14 billion in costs! Huh? They've been cutting costs every 5 years for the last 30 years! If there were more costs to cut, then why did they stop?! So I typed in my browser "Is Ford in trouble" and got a whole bunch of hits and info. One site was a depressing listing of all kinds of issues, class action lawsuits, and recalls. One particular one was lug nut defects! Huh??!! A lug nut!?? They should have a list of all the parts/numbers that have given customers no quality issues and have lasted for 10 years or longer and keep installing them. They should not be redesigning new ones that are unproven! Because guess what, they're going to be junk! I have 30 year old washing machines and dryers that when something goes wrong (usually just the belts), I repair them because the design is foolproof! Now these new appliances are designed to last only 5 to 10 years max and they want you to purchase a warranty policy that is only going to be good for 3 years anyway in which time they don't fail!!! Anyway, a company that has been in business since 1903 should be running like a precision timepiece by now! There should be no quality issues, no recalls...nothing! What is the problem? Start making these parts in the USA, not other countries. They're making junk! You say the costs are too much? What about the recalls and lost customer satisfaction/repeat biz? What are those costs? How can a company like VW spend tens of billions in dieselgate lawsuits and recalls/car replacements and still go on like it was nothing and even acquire a share of Navistar! And in all honesty, by now Ford should be much bigger than they are, but they are dwarfed by Mercedes, Toyota and VW globally! Here's a cost cutter: Maximum 4 speed wipers. You don't need 10 speeds! How many wheel designs do they have? Too many! Thousands of parts in smaller cars can be used in larger vehicles. Most of the wiper hardware should be the same. If it isn't, something is wrong! Even if you tell me the motor has to be a heavier duty unit (which I question), the levers and activators etc. should be identical! All I keep reading is they're retracting from Europe or South America. They should be expanding! They still should be selling farm tractors. They still should be selling class 8 trucks! Sorry, I had to get that dig in there!! But seriously, I'm becoming very disenchanted! Ford Motor Company is the heart and soul of America! Not GM and certainly not FCA. Ford is the best selling brand. And by the way, it shouldn't be that the F series makes that possible. Ford must survive and thrive! Does anybody care?
  11. Say goodbye to Ford Motor Company!
  12. Yep, another reason why you won't be able to afford to buy a new car in the first place, insure that new car, or pay to repair that new car! There's already too many different headlights, including various colors. I saw a Toyota Camry that must have been the owner's doing, with 4 blue headlights. And with these new headlights, if you're going down a hill, just before you level out, the lights go down into the blacktop offering you no light ahead of you UNTIL you level out!! Where is the NHTSA about that? And on a side note, these new motorcycle headlights are a joke! I see the bike before i see the headlight!
  13. And this my friends will be the END of Ford Motor Company as you've known and loved it since 1903! I'll never buy a Ford again as long as they are aligned with that snobbish, arrogant VW! And I'm being nice! Eh, doesn't matter anyway. I just read with all the tech packed into these new cars including cameras and detectors, if you even get a fender bender, it might cost you $34,000!!!!!!! That's not a typo.....34 thousand! What's your insurance premium going to be!? Used cars for me no later than 2012-ish!
  14. Joe771476

    2020MY Production Schedule

    So Ford doesn't want to sell sedans, and medium duty trucks. Why not just close the company and go home. Watch and see how many MORE 250 to 550 sales they lose to Ram!
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    New light & medium duty news

    I just came across that Ford Otosan electric semi and was going to post it here but I see a new thread about it. I've always been concerned that Ford was not keeping up with futuristic truck development but I guess I was wrong! But is this F Max replacing the Cargo? And I just came across a photo of some Turkish Transits alongside the Cargo. Do they have a medium duty class of trucks in Europe and Asia? I don't seem to see any. Does a medium duty class exist at all?
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