Re: OT- why can\'t anyone assemble a vehicle properly?
I think the point that you're missing here is just this:
When Ford, or any other manufacturer sends a new vehicle out its factory doors, they have one goal for it in mind--and that is to please the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of the vehicle. Lets face it...some poeple will never own new cars, and some of us just HAVE to have new cars and trucks. When that vehicle left ford, it was designed to please its original owner. The bean counters figure that the "AVERAGE" person only keeps their vehicle 3 years or roughly 36,000 miles. Jeep people, are, of coures ABOVE AVERAGE. (wink) But had the vehicles original owner sold it after it was 3 years old, or turned it in as a lease as many people are doing these days, he would have been satisfied, becuase he never had to mess with the frozen spindle. Therefore, everything else status quo, he would probably purchase another new ford, being happy with his first. Many people are like this, and the bean counters know it, and quite frankly, the executives at a major auto manufacturer dont care about the second or third or subsequent owners...they probably arent the people looking to buy new vehicles, and the manufacturer didnt get any money from them, so if they save a dollar here and there, and keep the original owner happy, then they have "done their job." At least from THEIR perspective.
just my 2 cents
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