Up, Down Sales for Ford

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
March sales improve over February.

**FILE** In this April 13, 2008 file photo, the company logo hangs over the tails of unsold 2008 Taurus sedans at a Ford dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo. Ford Motor Co. says Thursday, May 22, 2008, it is cutting North American production for the rest of the year as high gas prices and the weak economy depress its sales. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales fell nearly 41 percent in March, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty continued to keep buyers away from showrooms.

The Dearborn-based automaker says it sold 131,102 cars and light trucks last month, compared with 221,642 in March 2008.

Ford's March sales did improve 32 percent from February, when it sold 99,060 vehicles and overall U.S. sales hit their lowest point in more than 27 years.

Other automakers plan to report their results later today.

In a bid to boost sales, Ford announced its "Advantage Program" Monday. It will pay customers' monthly payments -- up to $700 -- for a year if they lose their jobs.


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  • by Richard Location: Lansing on Apr 1, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    We are all in a fix. However Ford is not living on my or your tax dollars. It's, time we help those that help them self. (BUY A FORD) Your Dollars will go to a company that pays taxes and does not take your tax dollars to live on at your expense. Thank you FORD you are RED, WHITE and BLUE all the way. In my life time I have purchades almost thirty cars. I asure you that my next car will be a FORD. I sorry more of them have not beet a FORD in the past. When this mess is all over you will be the big winner. Many may not say what I have said here,However I'am sure that many feel as I do. Your future is bright. I thank you agan, for what you are doing and have been able to do on your Dollarsnot mine.You can have my dollars to live on the next time I buy a car.
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