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Old 04-29-2008, 08:48 PM
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4700 new Mazdas crushed

Yikes. $100 million worth of cars destroyed.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120942873506551291.html

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re; 4700 new mazdas crushed

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Yikes. $100 million worth of cars destroyed.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120942873506551291.html
I'm sorry, made in america fans(I know,I'm one too!), but that was a really stand-up thing to do. After all they are run by Ford. Tom
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They would never do that to A CHEVY!!!!!
Right, GM would've sent them out as if nothing ever happened....


In a while, Chet.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:04 AM
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Interesting article, almost makes me a Ford fan.

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Mr. Wilson looks on and concludes: "It'll all probably end up coming back as cars."
Send them to Korea, maybe it will help...
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crushed

did i miss something?i didnt see why they were crushed.
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did i miss something?i didnt see why they were crushed.

You must not of read the complete article.....joe
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It all started about two years ago, when a ship carrying 4,703 shiny new Mazdas nearly sank in the Pacific. The freighter, the Cougar Ace, spent weeks bobbing on the high seas, listing at a severe 60-degree angle, before finally being righted.

The mishap created a dilemma: What to do with the cars? They had remained safely strapped down throughout the ordeal -- but no one knew for sure what damage, if any, might be caused by dangling cars at such a steep angle for so long. Might corrosive fluids seep into chambers where they don't belong? Was the Cougar Ace now full of lemons?

The Japanese car maker, controlled by Ford Motor Corp., easily could have found takers for the vehicles. Hundreds of people called about buying cheap Mazdas. Schools wanted them for auto-shop courses. Hollywood asked about using them for stunts.

Mazda turned everyone away. It worried about getting sued someday if, say, an air-bag failed to fire properly due to overexposure to salty sea air.
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