I know that this might seem like me touting the cars I sell, but watch the video and really listen, and watch the engineers who have been tasked with the responsibility of designing the flagship of Ford Motor Company. These are the unsung and behind the scenes people who go to work every day just wanting to build the best car they can. Notice the age of these people and notice they are not the same age as the management of Ford Motor. They provide a new perspective and mind set that leads to innovation and a better than yesterday attitude.
We the buying public take for granted the great products that Americans produce and allow ourselves to let our opinions become static when it comes to items that are familiar and American. Yet gravitate and buy things that because of the fact that they are foreign must be better in quality and value.
I recently sold Toyota's for a number of years and they are the new General Motors. By this I mean that I watched them do things that were based more in how profitable the car is as opposed to how innovative and cutting edge it is. They reached a pinnacle of reliability and are willing to slowly and purposely not rest on their laurels but slow innovation and stretch out the use of their reputation to maximize profits. Can't fault them for that. This is where competition leads to a better product. My point is that hunger is a basic human trait and in many cases leads to a better product and when a company like Toyota or General Electric reach a point of market dominance they tend to get comfortable and lazy. Maybe that's' our country's problem as well.
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