AD #2073 – BMW & Ford Report Weaker Profits, Mustang Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford, Global Brands in Trouble in China?

March 24th, 2017 at 11:39am

Runtime: 8:06

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- Ford, BMW Report Weaker Profits
- Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford
- Toyota Installs Air Cleaning Billboards
- Barn Find Revealed
- Lincoln Continental’s DLP HUD
- Production Surges in China
- Global Brands Could Be in Trouble in China

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13 Comments to “AD #2073 – BMW & Ford Report Weaker Profits, Mustang Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford, Global Brands in Trouble in China?”

  1. Lex Says:

    Great show Sean!

    How much more expensive is this special Toyota billboard technology than a regular billboard?
    Could this technology be used in other applications or building construction? I was think about flags hung on bridges in densely populated urban and metropolitan centers to improve air quality.

  2. Buzzerd Says:

    When I had my corvette the HUD was one of my favourite features, wish I had it in other vehicles. Would be nice to add accessories to the HUD also, maybe a cell phone or radar detector

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    My new Prius has a HUD, and so far, I mostly have it turned off. I like my windshield clean, and free of reflections, even reflections showing speed, or other information.

  4. XA351GT Says:

    So how long until Chinese companies that have benefitted from the rulle that foriegn companies have to give them their intellectual information tell the government that they are being unfairly burdened by overseas competition and are kicked out of the country? Is this what the analyst thinks?

  5. XA351GT Says:

    Not sure about the GT350s ,but many of Ford’s transmissions are Chinese made.

  6. G.A.Branigan Says:

    I never liked the idea of our American companies agreed to the Chinese rules.I know that it will come back and bite them in the ass after turning over our tech,that china can study and build off of.Bad move with such a commie nation.

  7. Robert Sauter Says:

    Interesting news item about the Shelby Mustangs over heating at the track. And the resulting class action law suit. I own a 2015 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 option. You know the track option. At the track my car overheats about a third of the time. Another third of the time the power steering overheats and goes away. Anybody tried driving a Z06 at the track without power steering? Good job Chevy!!!

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Speaking of intellectual property, how long will it be until Chinese companies “borrow” all of the designs from Apple, and everyone else who is making their electronic gadgets in China? I’d think that would be a bigger threat to American, Taiwan, and and South Korean companies, than cars.

  9. motorman Says:

    there is a fix for the PS overheating on your corvette. have your dealer look it up.

  10. John McElroy Says:

    #4. What Michael Dunne said in the sound bite is that he does not expect China to kick out foreign car companies. But he says it will have policies that will slowly marginalize them.

  11. Chuck Grenci Says:

    On other news, and if anyone is interested, this is about Duramax’s 2 millionth engine being produced: http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2017/mar/0324-duramax.html%20%20.html

    p.s. Formula 1 starts this weekend (in Australia); I know I am excited and hoping for an exciting season.

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It looks like F1 might not be a one-team runaway like the last couple years. I hope that is the case. We’ll soon find out.

  13. veh Says:

    John, the show about China was listed as yesterday’s episode for channel 56, but the episode that aired was a rerun about NACTOY. Is the China ep going to show next week? Thanks!