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Ford Motor Co. drives into downtown Palo Alto

Original post made on Mar 28, 2012

Ford Motor Company arrived in downtown Palo Alto earlier this month, setting up a research operation in one of Hamilton Avenue's most prominent buildings.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 4:12 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Henry, a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

BMW has had a R&D operation on Hamilton for years. Daimler-Chrysler has an R&D operation on Page Mill Rd for years. Ford is a "Johnny-come-lately" to the Valley, and to quality automobiles. American cars suck, no matter the ratings. I have driven every brand, and recently, to. European and Japanese cars - and even the Hyundai - are far better rides.

And, if anyone thinks that the American auto industry is "back" - think again! Workers are making $14.50 an hour - a fraction of what they used to, with reduced health care and pension benefits. The auto executives are making serious bucks, thanks to American taxpayers.

BW should buy up the Big 3, and do us all a favor.


Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Sure. Ask Daimler-Benz how that Chrysler purchase worked out.


Posted by America-Needs-To-Be-Union-Free, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

> Ask Daimler-Benz how that Chrysler purchase worked out.

Bet Daimler wishes it could have been able to do this deal without the albatross of union labor around its neck?


Posted by Frank, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

It's a good thing that elitists like Henry don't have anything larger than their iPhone to haul around. The rest of the country does the work for him by utilizing heavy-duty trucks, of which there are no imports, to transport goods to and from markets.


Posted by CrunchyCookie, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

CrunchyCookie is a registered user.

Hey now, American cars don't suck as bad as they used to... GM's stopped sucking in 2007, and Ford's around the turn of the century. As for Chrysler, well, cough cough, nevermind.

Financially though, they are very much back. All three have been profitable in the 1-2 years (a half-decade in Ford's case), and with the better products, lower labor costs, and lessened number of excess dealers and retarded redundant brands to drag them down, they look to be safely in the black for years to come.

The fact that the most smart/stable of the Big Three has now joined the Palo Alto party is icing on the cake.


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