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Ford earns $1.6 billion in 3Q,
best-ever results in North America

Detroit Free Press, by Alisa Priddle

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/31/2012 12:08:30 AM

Ford reported a $1.6 billion third-quarter net income as its best-ever quarterly results in North America more than offset continuing losses in Europe. Revenue was $32.1 billion for the quarter. Pretax profits of $2.3 billion in North America more than made up for a $468 million pretax loss in Europe. Other regions were all in the black. The earnings per share of 40 cents beat the street’s expectations of 30 cents and year-ago’s 34 cents. “This is the third quarter in a row where we earned over $2 billion and had an operating margin over 10%,”

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Bit of good news. Would love to know how many buyers were former customers of Chrysler and GM.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 10/31/2012 12:18:03 AM     (No. 8975991)

Whoopee! 'F' is one of mine.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/31/2012 12:24:54 AM     (No. 8975999)

As a VERY happy Shelby driver, I am happy to contribute to Ford's success, even if my purchase was earlier in the year.

Glad to see Americans reward Ford. I don't think the punk, GM, or Chrysler have any idea how much anger they stirred up with their stealing. They used the law enforced, coercive power of government to take our money.

They are no different than any mafia and punk helped them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thetaxi, 10/31/2012 12:33:54 AM     (No. 8976007)

Even my hard-core Dem neighbor is going for a Ford as his next car.
Said he couldn't stomach a GM given the bail-out baggage and total investor rip-off.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SmallDog, 10/31/2012 12:34:52 AM     (No. 8976008)

No bail out, just a better product at a reasonable price.

It's called Capitalism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bird, 10/31/2012 12:50:03 AM     (No. 8976018)

Amen #4. We went with Ford and haven't been sorry.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/31/2012 1:14:11 AM     (No. 8976031)

And that's real money, too, not the phony baloney "profits" GM has been bragging about.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rtwngprof, 10/31/2012 1:41:40 AM     (No. 8976043)

I bought a new Mustang this year, and the fact that they didn't take any federal money played a large part in my choice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 10/31/2012 2:21:08 AM     (No. 8976057)

This is how it's done. Congratulations to The Ford Motor Co.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: janylou, 10/31/2012 2:22:45 AM     (No. 8976058)

They are doing well because they don't have all the union debt. I wonder how long the others will survive because they still do?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono, 10/31/2012 2:46:00 AM     (No. 8976064)

Ford was on hard times in the '90s, but did a very nice turnaround a decade ago, and has had the highest quality American cars for several years now. I may switch from Mazda to Ford next time I buy a car.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/31/2012 2:57:44 AM     (No. 8976067)

My ancient BMW is on its last legs...I probably need to get another car soon. I will definitely think about getting a Ford again. I had a Granada from 78-80 (my dad's former company car) as my first car and it always treated me right.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/31/2012 3:22:28 AM     (No. 8976076)

Apparently, Ford has figured out something that 0bama Motors has not. Make a product that the consumers, at the right price, and people will buy it.

Hopefully, President Romney's Treasury Secretary will dump 0bama's GM stock. It will hit them hard, but whatever rises from the ashes will be more respectable than what it is now. Screw the UAW. Let them work the drive through far a while.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: beamer, 10/31/2012 3:25:15 AM     (No. 8976078)

I had a trip to the Midwest in September. Rented a car, which turned out to be a Ford. I was really impressed. I usually drive either a BMW or a Mercedes, but I could not believe that Ford had made such a nice car. Good for them!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: starkness, 10/31/2012 3:36:59 AM     (No. 8976081)

hey anyone got any tips the last time i drove a ford was in holland and germany back in 87 it was a scorpio and was definitely autobahn ready. i need to buy my wife something of the sort.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/31/2012 5:00:45 AM     (No. 8976097)

The auto bailout, which should really be called the union bailout, is such a flaming success that Chrysler was handed over to Fiat who is turn is going to ship it to China or maybe Europe, GM is going broke, and the taxpayers and bond holders got hosed. Wow. What a success.

My son-in-law who has never owned a Ford in his life finally saw the light and he bought a new Ford last month.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/31/2012 5:21:31 AM     (No. 8976111)

And they DID build that.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/31/2012 5:37:32 AM     (No. 8976119)

Theydid it all without gub'mint money!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pinchem, 10/31/2012 8:14:52 AM     (No. 8976305)

Hooray for Ford. My Coachman Van Motorhome is a Ford E-250. Has been great and always dependable on trips between Fla and KY. Being a van I have used it as a normal vehicle as well. Of course the trick is to change the oil often and rotate the tires and they'll run forever.

Now I must move on and it is for sale. Someone will get a bargain.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Peacekeeper_US, 10/31/2012 10:41:57 AM     (No. 8976652)

I ordered a new Explorer 2 weeks ago...more jobs for Chicago!

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