Ford has integrity with regard to the TARP bailout.
Facing a loss of more than $14 billion, the company still won't take a Federal handout.
What is it that makes Ford so different from GM and Chrysler? Is the ghost of Henry Ford terrorizing Alan R. Mulally at night?
In Q4, the company dumped $5.9 billion. And if you'll note, we're all getting used to the billion thing. It used to be that hearing the term 'billion' would occasion a slight intake of breath. No more. The numbers are so big we don't really take them in.
Here's to Ford. I once owned a Mercury Sable, and got good performance, great value. I'd now say Ford is the only American automaker I'd ever think of buying.
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