Factory stores fade; now Ford must fix Blue Oval

November 2001
Automotive News;11/26/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5959, p12
Trade Publication
Presents comments related to the automobile industry in the United States. Plans of Ford Motor Co. to sell its Auto Collection dealerships in Salt Lake City; Certification of Blue Oval for Ford Division dealers; Argument on the kind of tire-pressure monitors to be used in 2002.


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