Ford and VW Partnering Up

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  1. Winger98

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    But just for mid-sized pickups and commercial vans, for now. They've been rumored to have been eyeing each other across the gym for awhile now, but they've had some odd road bumps in the way mainly due to their ownership structures I guess. From what I understood it's been expected that they would find a way to make it happen and eventually lead to work on electric vehicles and what not. Should be interesting.
     
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    So what happens when WWIII fires up?
     
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    well, we partner with the Germans this time. Or we strip the Fords of their holdings and the Lions get decent ownership for a change.
     
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    I dont see that going over well on either side.

    For the kids out there... Volks =people, wagon=car... = the peoples car
     
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    You underestimate how desperate Lions fans are.
     
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    I'd be careful about installing those German emissions controls.
     
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    My dad had a great Ford Galaxy around 2000 that also existed as a SEAT and a Volkswagen so its been done before.
     
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    During WWII Ford was building plenty of vehicles for the baddies as well.
     
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    I read somewhere once that Opel didn't miss a single payment to parent company GM during the war.
     
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    True, although they transferred that to Detroit only after the war. General Motors was also the single most important source of foreign currency for the regime before the war.
     
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    Nice spin on things.

    Ford got factories with too much capacity in Europe. Sell some of that to VW just to stay afloat. I would be shocked if this is any more "strategic" than Ford gradually pulling out of Europe.
     

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