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May 18, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: F

So... I finally got off my rear end.. It wasn't but a short month ago that I wrote somewhere to some one that VARCHILD was going to buy before the end of this year a FORD FUSION.

I already own a FORD Taurus..So..It will be a trade-in.

But anyhow... I took the first step...visited a nearby dealership here in the Great State of Disaster... err I mean... Michigan...  And I was fairly impressed with how the car looked inside and out.  I loved all the features even the ones I couldn't pronounce....

(Question... What the *&^ is a "Rapid Spec" and why does it cost $958 to add that as an option?)

To put it succinctly... The very Ford Fusion I was drooling over was the more expensive "SEL" version.... And just as I had my back turned to look for a salesman to ask some questions.... A guy and woman couple came right to the Car with a Salesman looking to Test Drive the Ford Fusion.

*SIGH*   It was the dealership's ONLY  Ford Fusion (SEL) in the lot.   That was it.... Just 1....

Not sure what that means exactly... does this Dealership seriously just sell 1 Ford Fusion SEL at a time????  Or are these Ford FUSIONS  here at THIS dealership starting to sell off like  Hot Cakes now that Gasoline Prices have creeped up 30 cents from 2 months ago?

Are people thinkin about buyin FORD FUSIONS as evidenced by this couple that shows up mere SECONDS after I show up...looking to buy a FORD FUSION??? or at least Test Drive one...

It is also intriguing that there were at least 3 empty spaces in the Ford Fusion line-up aisle.  The other aisle contained Ford Focus.  They had only 1 FUSION aisle.....at least 1 for brand new Fusions... Comparing the 2 aisles.. the FUSION looked more "bought" than the FOCUS.

When's the last time THAT ever occured?  in 2008, the Small Car KING was the FOCUS.

Ultimately.... 1 Dealership here in Michigan does not mean anything.. you can't correlate a few seconds worth of the Month of MAY and claim that FORD's Cars are finally selling like Hot Cakes this month.. I can't claim that MAY is going to be Hugely BULLISH  for FORD and make Q2 earnings report actually look like a Growth Period for Ford..

But, what I can say is VARCHILD is doing more research on the FORD FUSION and will pay a 2nd visit to this dealership soon, before the end of the year, and BUY BUY BUY himself a nice Ford Fusion with a SONY 12 Speaker Entertainment Center option.

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#1) On May 18, 2009 at 7:10 PM, horseseven (< 20) wrote:

This entire "RALLY" is due the largest PONZI scheme ever derived.(ie. government money out .....not enough coming in!) The STREET plays right along purposely understating earnings (eg. LOWES today>>> one half the earnings down from a year ago.....yet, beat the street estimates of 25 cents.) UNREAL AND WILL NOT LAST ONCE THE MARKET WISES UP!

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#2) On May 18, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Varchild2008 (84.46) wrote:

FORD has a dealership contest for CHARITY going on till JUNE something.... This deals with trying to get people to "test drive" a Ford Fusion.

So the significance of seeing someone test driving the Ford Fusion I was staring at...  is ZERO.. ZILCH.... So don't try to claim I am pumping FORD here... I am merely showing my personal experience to see if there are any other Month of MAY personal experiences out there regarding the Fusion.

Anybody else buy a FUSION this year?   Or see someone buy one?  Or at least visit a Ford Dealership?

Gather up enough Month of May personal experiences and you can paint a positive or negative earnings picture for FORD for Q2 in quick fashion.  Cause last month was a wash-out... FORD did real real badly last month.

 As an investment FORD still remains HIGH RISK status.

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#3) On May 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Varchild2008 (84.46) wrote:

Horseseven:

You are correct that only Bottom Line earnings beats are going on..... The Top Line earnings are miserable.

But, the share price has to reflect BOTH the bottom and top line growth or loss or neutrality of any one company.  The share price action reflects a short squeeze on Lowes and it reflects the fact that the Share Price was OVER SOLD versus the company's actual bottom line.

Lowe's raising their earnings guidance though puts an interesting spin on the economy cause... there aren't many companys raising their earnings guidance out there....

ATVI
DPS

Both are in my portfolio along with FORD....  ATVI and DPS have raised their earnings guidance.

Ya kinda have to look at the bigger picture though...  No matter how HORRID the federal government is.... ultimately...The American Economy is strong enough to recover even under the worst that the FEDs can throw at.

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#4) On May 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Gemini846 (45.99) wrote:

There are a lot of people who want to buy American who don't want a GM or Chrysler. So they go to Ford. Midsize car, premium options, stylish. Hmm.

Ya I'm a long time import buyer and I went and drove one too after a friend bought one. It was a bit out of my budget since I was actually looking for a pre-owned car but I think the Fusion justified its pricetag.

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