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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth was.
Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon tank =
$$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy. Excellent product planning Ford, really relevant
for the times. Great job! Sales should be great and the product will
really fly out the door! Could also say the same thing about GM and their
fat SUVs and trucks. Will Ford and GM make it to the '07 contract talks
without going into bankruptcy first? Probably not, especially if oil goes
higher-then they are almost flatline and so would the economy be.

Ford unleashes 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans
http://www.autoblog.com/2006/01/27/ford-unleashes-2007-expedition-on-unsuspecting-texans/

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"All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else."
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
"Jon R Patrick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in
> news:[email protected]:
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>> Ford unleashes 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans
>> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/01/27/ford-unleashes-2007-expedition-on-un
>> suspecting-texans/

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> My Ghod! You're right! If it wasn't for your well written and insightful
> commentary, I wouldn't have realized that the only logical choice for Ford
> and GM would be to cancel their SUV programs and leave that segment of the
> market to Toyota and Nissan!
>
> J


Sarcastic answer but basically correct. The sales of such vehicles will
tank big time, as will the big trucks. Detroit's greed, stupidity, pathetic
treatment of the American consumer, inferior quality for a long time and
short-sightedness has come back to bite them big time. Detroit has shot
themselves in both feet and I do not feel a single bit of pity for them-the
folks on the shop floor, yes but NO pity for the boardroom.

I feel absolutely no desire to reward Detroit for burning me badly with the
Chevy Vega, Ford Escort, repeated Buick transmission problems etc., etc.
Detroit has abused their customers for a long, long time and those treated
so have very long memories. None of my best cars (VW Bug, Bus, Golf, and a
Prizm) were designed here but the Prizm was built as a joint venture in
California with Toyota. My first consideration will be Honda, Toyota and
Nissan because I can trust them whereas I *know* Detroit will screw me for
service and quality (generally speaking as there are always exceptions.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Even the majority of new vehicles introduced by Toyota and Honda over the
past few years have been bigger SUVs. The difference has been GM and Ford
have been able to sell ten times as many as the imports can sell. SOMEBODY
must want to buy the bigger safer SUVs.

mike hunt


"Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth was.
> Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon tank =
> $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy. Excellent product planning Ford, really relevant
> for the times. Great job! Sales should be great and the product will
> really fly out the door! Could also say the same thing about GM and their
> fat SUVs and trucks. Will Ford and GM make it to the '07 contract talks
> without going into bankruptcy first? Probably not, especially if oil goes
> higher-then they are almost flatline and so would the economy be.
>
> Ford unleashes 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans
> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/01/27/ford-unleashes-2007-expedition-on-unsuspecting-texans/
>
> --
> "All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else."
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Mike Hunter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Even the majority of new vehicles introduced by Toyota and Honda over the
> past few years have been bigger SUVs. The difference has been GM and Ford
> have been able to sell ten times as many as the imports can sell.
> SOMEBODY must want to buy the bigger safer SUVs.
>
> mike hunt



Me for one, since I got my Expedition, I wouldn't have anything else
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bamp


> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth
>> was. Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon
>> tank = $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy. Excellent product planning Ford, really
>> relevant for the times. Great job! Sales should be great and the
>> product will really fly out the door! Could also say the same thing
>> about GM and their fat SUVs and trucks. Will Ford and GM make it to the
>> '07 contract talks without going into bankruptcy first? Probably not,
>> especially if oil goes higher-then they are almost flatline and so would
>> the economy be.
>>
>> Ford unleashes 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans
>> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/01/27/ford-unleashes-2007-expedition-on-unsuspecting-texans/
>>
>> --
>> "All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else."
>>

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
The Ford Expedition is actually a very attractive truck inside and out.
We have several of them in the family as daily drivers. Both 4X4 and
2wd.


East-
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
"Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth was.
> Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon tank =
> $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy.


Only for the schmucks like yourself that make 6 bucks
per hour. Most of us like them because they are safe and
comfortable.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
"Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message
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> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth
>> was. Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon
>> tank = $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy.

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> Only for the schmucks like yourself that make 6 bucks
> per hour. Most of us like them because they are safe and
> comfortable.
>
>


You are the sucker that 1) has to buy the gas for that leviathan and 2) gets
to see the resale value drop like a very heavy stone. Your "investment has
dropped a truly huge amount in only three years (and you are *still* paying
it off). Enjoy your drive into bankruptcy.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
What business is it of yours as to what I drive? If I want to pay $10.00 a
gallon of gas for my F-150 4x4, that is my business. What you drive does
not matter to me. Resale drops with every car purchased at the moment you
sign the papers. Cars are not an investment unless you truck your purchase
home, park it, and sell the car ten years later.

Considering the amount of people and cargo an SUV can carry, when fully
loaded, the vehicle gets better gas milage, per person, than your small car.
My truck is safer than your little car.



"Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message
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>> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth
>>> was. Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon
>>> tank = $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy.

>>
>> Only for the schmucks like yourself that make 6 bucks
>> per hour. Most of us like them because they are safe and
>> comfortable.
>>
>>

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> You are the sucker that 1) has to buy the gas for that leviathan and 2)
> gets to see the resale value drop like a very heavy stone. Your
> "investment has dropped a truly huge amount in only three years (and you
> are *still* paying it off). Enjoy your drive into bankruptcy.
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
You are correct in that it is most certainly not my decision as to what you
drive. I am free to comment though.

A lot more of us choose not to drive ourselves, and our families, into
bankruptcy by not driving antique leviathans. You will be stuck with a
monster that you need to take out another loan on just to get a tank of
fuel. Happy bankruptcy to you, Ford and GM.

"Frank from Deeetroit" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> What business is it of yours as to what I drive? If I want to pay $10.00
> a gallon of gas for my F-150 4x4, that is my business. What you drive
> does not matter to me. Resale drops with every car purchased at the
> moment you sign the papers. Cars are not an investment unless you truck
> your purchase home, park it, and sell the car ten years later.
>
> Considering the amount of people and cargo an SUV can carry, when fully
> loaded, the vehicle gets better gas milage, per person, than your small
> car. My truck is safer than your little car.
>
>
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> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
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>> "Scott" <homealone.com> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Autoblog didn't say what the gallons per mile rating of this behemoth
>>>> was. Lets see: $2.39 & headed _much_ higher x probably 30 or 40 gallon
>>>> tank = $$$$$ Rapid Bankruptcy.
>>>
>>> Only for the schmucks like yourself that make 6 bucks
>>> per hour. Most of us like them because they are safe and
>>> comfortable.
>>>
>>>

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>> You are the sucker that 1) has to buy the gas for that leviathan and 2)
>> gets to see the resale value drop like a very heavy stone. Your
>> "investment has dropped a truly huge amount in only three years (and you
>> are *still* paying it off). Enjoy your drive into bankruptcy.
>>

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