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Old 03-26-2020, 10:57 AM
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That the public wants? I see hardly any in public. I see a lot on car lots not selling.

I'd argue that Ford did try to produce what people wanted, Ts were only black until he could expand the operation, Financing, well I don't know where you found that but Ford dealers were required to finance from what I understand. Ford even set the precedent for taking care of employees. Top pay, medical, loans for homes, unheard of at the time.

But, Ford doesn't know what people want lol

Edit: Billy check out this book, it's written by one of the first Ford dealers, actually not too far from where you live.

https://www.biblio.com/book/me-model...r/d/1299893444

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Old 03-26-2020, 11:46 AM
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Actually, those two iron fisted rulings of Henry Ford that I mentioned caused Ford to move from the #1 to the #2 automaker in America, a position they were never able to recover from. Thanks on the book but no need, got my info from multiple trusted sources, some of who were alive and well back then and owned Model T's.

In the meanwhile, Fords financial situation worsens, they (finally) cut their dividend to zero and their credit rating dropped. Again. Second time in 6 months. Current PE is 543, that's ugly. There's more.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:09 PM
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Actually I recommend the book more for your enjoyment, and a lesson on local history. It's very humorous, and provides a snapshot of life in the times. Reading it is your choosing.

As for trusted sources, well, I've got my own, and yet we still disagree. And that's ok, nobody is forcing us too! I will point out, that Henry built a company from nothing, that has survived long after him. Many bullet proof model T's even still survive, I think there are about, 30 or so just in our yard.

I would also point out that Chevrolet beat out Ford, mostly on the technical advancement of their products. In 1926 a Chevy was faster, quieter, and comfy-er than a model T. Ford had to adapt, and reluctantly did.

In modern times, the small cheap reliable cars seem to be in higher demand, in which the foreign manufactures kicked their butts, for many of the same reasons mentioned previously in the pharmacuticals discussion.

I'll still stand with the company that refused a handout at my expense.


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