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Old 09-18-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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GM + Ford = ????

I hear they might team up, maybe a partnership, anyone hear of this too?
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Re: GM + Ford = ????

Yup...

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BREAKING! GM and Ford rumored alliance - Autoblog

Automotive News reported early this morning that senior executives within Ford and GM have explored the possibility of an alliance, even a merger, in the near future.

The supposed talks between the two Detroit titans began sometime in July, soon after Rick Wagoner and Carlos Ghosn began investigating the benefits of a GM/Renault/Nissan threesome. The sources cited by Automotive News have not been able to confirm who opened the door to the talks, with one insider saying that Wagoner was the instigator, while another source disputes that assertion. It is known that a possible merger was discussed between the General's CFO, Fritz Henderson and Don Leclair, Ford's own CFO sometime in August.

Although the idea of a Ford/GM alliance may seem odd at first glance, one only needs to look at the tremendous stake each company has in the other's continued existence. The most potentially catastrophic scenario would include GM or Ford declaring bankruptcy, leaving their mutual parts suppliers blowing in the financial winds and subsequently cutting off the other from much-needed materials. It could be argued that both would go down and quickly.

Although it's doubtful anything of this magnitude would come to fruition, the dependency each of the players share may warrant a second look at a union between what's left of the 'Big 3.' At this point however, spokespeople for both GM and Ford are relying on the "no comment" approach to get them through the next few days.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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Kinda takes the fun out of the rivalry though. I mean what will they call themselves... General Ford?2: :barf:
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I hate Autoblog and they better not pull this **** off
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I think Ford Motors would sound better
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I think Ford Motors would sound better
Agreed since Ford already has that name. It would take GM out of the equation altogether!
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Re: GM + Ford = ????

if they merged i doubt they would change names and/or the whole ford and chevy thing. they would probably stay departmentalized and just be under the same management.
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well hell that be um intresting i guess
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lil bit more info here

GM, Ford Could Merge or Form Alliance: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance
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The universe will break
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Damn. Everyone tell your family and significant other you love them. Everything is about to blow the **** up or something.

This explains why I saw Lucifer in Walmart picking up some gloves and a set of skis the other day. I thought he might have just really liked Walmart.
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Keep the Mustang as their cheap sports car, and the Corvette as their highend sports car, but don't forget about the Cobra, and the F-150 as their big truck, then it might not be such a bad deal.
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The F-150 would probably die because more 1500's are sold (at least around here), but the Ranger would surely replace the S10. Those are nothing but piles of crap.
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F-150 > Silverado/Sierra

I'd buy a Camaro over a Mustang before I'd buy a Silverado over a F-150.
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models would prolly be the same.

the only difference is things like the truck and econo-cars would be made in the same line, which would greatly reduce costs. this endavour wouldnt be likely happening anytime soon. the mustang and F150 would stay, theres alot of history, as with the camaro, vette, gm 1500 platform, etc.
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That would be ****ing dope
A roots blown push rod corvette :drool:
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That would be ****ing dope
A roots blown push rod corvette :drool:
that did actually make me drool a little bit actually haha that would be wwooo to hawt to handle
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That would be ****ing dope
A roots blown push rod corvette :drool:
Oh, like the 06 ZO6 with a Kenne Bell on top that was posted on another forum? If I can find it I will post it up. I think it was like 800 or so HP or something like that.
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so imagine this

mustang GT with a Ls2 motor in it hmmm??
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so imagine this

mustang GT with a Ls2 motor in it hmmm??
Thi could get pretty nice.
I say they merge, now.
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they wont merge they are both to stubborn
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Merger might not be such a bad idea.

GM = Better Motor most of the time.

Ford = Better chassis/body most of the time.
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