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Skipping Bailout May Yield Big Payoff for Ford

New poll shows 46% of Americans more likely to turn to Ford.

by on Jul.27, 2009

Is the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO "the ultimate performance sleeper sedan?"

Ford's decision to skip a federal bailout is making Americans far more likely to consider buying products like this 2010 Taurus SHO.

It seemed, to many, like a big risk when Ford Motor Co. decided not to pursue a federal bailout, late last year, but in hindsight, it could have been one of the smartest moves the automaker has ever made.

Not only was Ford able to avoid bankruptcy – and the possibility of coming under government domination, like Chrysler and General Motors – but its decision has struck a responsive chord with American consumer.

The favorite in the polls!

The favorite in the polls!

A new survey of American consumers finds 46% now saying they’re more likely to buy a car from the automaker than before because it didn’t take cash from the Treasury.  The national telephone survey, by Rasmussen Reports, also reveals that nearly one in five Americans – or a friend or family member – decided not to go for a GM or Chrysler product because those two makers have accepted a bailout.