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megimoo
09-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Is this just a business seeing a competitive edge against two of its rivals — or a political statement meant for wider purposes? Ford has a new ad series called “Press Conference,” in which sales staff escort a Ford buyer into a room supposedly to finalize paperwork but finds “reporters” and cameras on hand to ask why he or she bought a Ford. The responses are unscripted, according to US News and World Report, but the decision to publish this response while the nation still debates the auto bailouts might have some Obama supporters questioning the timing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwjaEI_hM&feature=player_embedded

In its most political ad in the so-called “Drive One” ads where real drivers are thrust before cameras to explain why they picked Ford, a real Ford F-150 pick-up driver is featured.

His name is Chris. After he sits down the “reporters” bark “Chris, Chris.” One asks him to explain why “was buying American important to you.”

Sitting and looking sincere and serious, Chris says: “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/16/wow-new-ford-ad-blasts-bailouts/

Chuck58
09-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Is this just a business seeing a competitive edge against two of its rivals — or a political statement meant for wider purposes? Ford has a new ad series called “Press Conference,” in which sales staff escort a Ford buyer into a room supposedly to finalize paperwork but finds “reporters” and cameras on hand to ask why he or she bought a Ford. The responses are unscripted, according to US News and World Report, but the decision to publish this response while the nation still debates the auto bailouts might have some Obama supporters questioning the timing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwjaEI_hM&feature=player_embedded

In its most political ad in the so-called “Drive One” ads where real drivers are thrust before cameras to explain why they picked Ford, a real Ford F-150 pick-up driver is featured.

His name is Chris. After he sits down the “reporters” bark “Chris, Chris.” One asks him to explain why “was buying American important to you.”

Sitting and looking sincere and serious, Chris says: “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/16/wow-new-ford-ad-blasts-bailouts/

We're a Ford family, with an Escape and my F350 Super Duty - both excellent and trouble free. I like the ads. As far as I'm concerned, Ford ought to play up its non participation in the auto bailout. I also think the timing is perfect. Whether it was planned or not, I love it.

Novaheart
09-16-2011, 02:13 PM
I would feel a lot better about Ford if they had owned up to the defect in the Triton engine back when they were spitting spark plugs.

PS - Both my 1980 Econoline and my 87 F150 we workhorses and owe me nothing. I was simply disappointed at how Ford treated my sister and other big truck owners on the spark plug issue.

marv
09-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Proud Ford owner........

'49 Mercury
'51 Mercury
'56 T-Bird
'62 T-Bird
'72 Maverick
'76 Torino
'78 F150
'79 Bronco
'85 T-Bird
'89 Bronco (current)
'94 T-Bird
'95 Sable
'02 Windstar (current)

NJCardFan
09-16-2011, 03:17 PM
We have 3 vehicles:

1989 Ford F-150
1996 Ford Explorer
2006 Ford Escape

All 3 bought used.

Chuck58
09-16-2011, 03:28 PM
We have 3 vehicles:

1989 Ford F-150
1996 Ford Explorer
2006 Ford Escape

All 3 bought used.

Those Escapes are just amazing. I was on the fence about getting ours (2008, V6 engine). I figured they were just a light duty rig that looked like a 4wd. My wife decided for me.

We live about a hundred yards from the highway. That little Escape plowed through a heavy, deep snow last winter without so much as a whimper. Later, in spring, it handled deep mud without a problem.

My 4wd Super Duty couldn't do it without losing traction here and there . I've turned into an Escape believer.

lacarnut
09-16-2011, 03:43 PM
I have owned several fords. A couple of lemons (pinto and LTD). However, the Escort ZX2 was a great little car. Glad to see that they have improved.

noonwitch
09-16-2011, 03:48 PM
I love my new Focus! I liked the old one (2005) and my 92 Probe, despite some of the design problems with the last one (Ford tried to hard to make a sports car for chicks).

fettpett
09-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Own a 98 Explorer, and even with it's problems, I've had more luck with this truck than I have with everything but 3 cars, 2001 Optima, VW Golf and my 2000 Focus which my parents have now.. I will not get another Dodge or Chevy.

Al

My uncle is an engineer for Ford, he worked on the Escape redesign back in the early 2000's in Germany

Hawkgirl
09-16-2011, 05:14 PM
My first car was a Ford Escort...I've also owned a Ford Explorer; Eddie Bauer's series...never disappointed.

noonwitch
09-19-2011, 08:54 AM
My first car was a Ford Escort...I've also owned a Ford Explorer; Eddie Bauer's series...never disappointed.



Those Eddie Bauer Explorers were pretty cool. I remember thinking that they were so expensive at the time. My new car just cost me about $20,000.

DumbAss Tanker
09-19-2011, 10:55 AM
I've owned quite an assortment over the years, I find Ford electrical systems to be their biggest weakpoint, but that beats crap out of my experience with GM transmissions.