GM and Ford talking about building an alliance together????

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  1. mucky

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    Ford, GM said to have talked about combining
    Sources familiar say talks are not currently ongoing and may not be fruitful, paper reports.
    September 18 2006: 6:33 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Senior executives at General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have discussed a merger or alliance, industry newspaper Automotive News reported Monday.

    Citing several sources familiar with the talks, the paper said it is not clear whether the negotiations will bear fruit.

    As of now, the two companies are not holding talks, and one source says there is a slim chance that anything will come of the situation, Automotive News said.

    GM (Charts) and Ford (Charts) were not immediately available for comment.

    The news comes just after Ford updated its turnaround plan on Friday, saying it would cut another 10,000 white-collar jobs, hasten and expand plant closings and suspend its dividend in the fourth quarter.

    GM is in the midst of discussions with Nissan (Charts) and Renault about the possibility of a partnership.

    Shares of Daimler Chrysler (Charts) edged higher Friday after said it would cut U.S. production through the end of 2006. Toyota (Charts) shares were slightly lower.

    http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/18/news/companies/ford_gm.reut/index.htm?postversion=2006091806
     
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    so instead of 2 crappy car companies, we get one big steaming heap of shit
     
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    that would be the gayest thing ever
     
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    doubt it would happen.
     
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    a dark unholy alliance
     
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  7. Durka Durka

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    it would ruin GM
     
  8. I-am-Ryan

    I-am-Ryan Trevor Siemian is so dreamy OT Supporter

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  9. lookingup06

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    that would cause a rift in the space-time continuem(sp?):eek4:
     
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    not going to happen
     
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  12. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    They could become...the American Motor Company :noes:
     
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    As if there's not enough platform sharing already?
     
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  17. Durka Durka

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    :rofl: yeah because that really worked last time :bowrofl:
     
  18. bigman7903

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    QFT what would happen w/ the mustang/camaro/corvette rivalry :eek3:

    or the suburban/explorer/expedition

    oh dear jesus
     
  19. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Sssshhhhh
     
  20. Durka Durka

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    saab 9-3/chevy malibu/ford fusion
     
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  22. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Hmmm...

    You could have a sports car named the "muskette" :hsugh:
     
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    They have to compete some how against the Japs.
     
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    They'd create the Thundercougerfalconbird or whatever it was in Futurama...
     
  25. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    I think I better get a trademark on that name. :o
     

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