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.To help the people of .Geelong at the ford factory instead of the government giving millions of dollars to the manufacturer they should finance all persons on Centrelink payments and pensioners to help buy a new car at a nominal payment per f/n and that way production will go up and people will have jobs and all the unsafe cars will be gone and maybe our death tole will shrink .

Last reply: 3rd Dec 2016 / 9 replies / Post by sailor60

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s

Posted by: s
Posted: 17th Oct 2014

s says: An idea that sounds good but costly.
If the Labor government was in I don't think that the Ford factory in Geelong would be closing they would give the company money to save the company jobs and also jobs of related companies who make components for the cars etc. Reply

kit

Posted by: kit
Posted: 6th Nov 2014

kit says: The closure of Ford and Holden, and other car assemblers in Aus is a disaster for everyone. Even worse is to come with the cessation of buisness flowing into the markets that make and supply parts.
No government will stop what is happening, so long as the imported cars keep coming and getting cheaper. There is no longer any loyalty to Australian manufacturers of any product.
Yes imports are needed, but at the expense of our population and workforce???
My dad worked for Ford for 44 years- he has been so incensed by what has happened, he now will not drive a Ford - he bought a push bike with an electric motor!!! Reply

Goulah

Posted by: Goulah
Posted: 3rd Dec 2016

kit says: The closure of Ford and Holden, and other car assemblers in Aus is a disaster for everyone. Even worse is to come with the cessation of buisness flowing into the markets that make and supply...

Goulah says: I now absolutely refuse to buy a Ford. Their dealings with their workers has been abysmal. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 10th Feb 2015

Blossom says: Will they make a regulation that all who accept any offer have comprehensive insurance cover. I hate to tell you this but some of the older cars are safer than the new ones. If the brakes aren't applied you can move about too much in your so called safe seat belts. I am talking from personal experience. Crunching body panels have advantages and disadvantages. If somebody T-bones you and collides with your door the panel can go so far in that it smashes your leg. There isn't enough structural support in them. it is also just as well that fuel tanks are very strong because the body panel around it isn't. In some makes don't hit anything with your left hand side front just below your headlight as it won't only buckle the corner it will damge your bonnet and side panel. That one was a small kangaroo. a joey which wouldn't have been out of the pouch for long - a car doing no more than 50 kph on the edge of Horsham as they had only just moved onto the road. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 10th Feb 2015

Blossom says: Will they make a regulation that all who accept any offer have comprehensive insurance cover. I hate to tell you this but some of the older cars are safer than the new ones. If the brakes aren't...

Blossom says: Also people given free cars probably may not maintain and have them serviced as they should so they could become just as dangerous. If they do that they will probably give them to refugees looking for work looking for employment too. It will probably spread to other categories of Centrelink clients. Parents with disabled children who are wheelchair bound or have to have specially built booster seats for their specially equiped vehicles should be given more assistance too.

Having a relative involved in mechanical work and a friends who run body repair shops, I have seen more than my share of accident damaged vehicles. The results of injuries and deaths have been as high in the newer cars as the old ones because of parts crumpling in too far. A lot more are literally written off in accidents than used to be. The structual bars are thinner than they used to be and bend or break more readily than they used to. Reply

Skylark

Posted by: Skylark
Posted: 19th May 2016

Blossom says: Will they make a regulation that all who accept any offer have comprehensive insurance cover. I hate to tell you this but some of the older cars are safer than the new ones. If the brakes aren't...

Skylark says: No competition between new & old cars for safety. New cars are so much better. Have a look at this collision between a 1959 Chevrolet & a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ptUrQOMPs Reply

elljay

Posted by: elljay
Posted: 25th Mar 2016

elljay says: This government would never consent to anything that makes this much sense. Reply

Skylark

Posted by: Skylark
Posted: 12th May 2016

Skylark says: A Ford? I'd rather walk. Reply

LARRY

Posted by: LARRY
Posted: 29th Nov 2016

LARRY says: That good for helping people in need like pensioners get a free car that came good for the family. Reply

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