• brian Posted: 3/10/2008 1:32pm PDT

    Makes sense to me.

  • Mike Davis Posted: 3/10/2008 5:33pm PDT

    You've forgotten that Lincoln Mercury was also part of the ill-famed Irvine brainstorm. Nasser caused hundreds of LM employees--and their ad agency--to pull up stakes in Michigan and move to high-cost Orange County. Then to top that mania off, he put the west coast guys under the thumb of a boss in London. That's London, England, generally at least eight hours away, not to mention the sub-bosses had to fly to London not infrequently for management meetings, wasting days in the air and days in jet-lag. So now only Mazda is left paying the rent on the Irvine HQ--wonder how long that will last?

    Bottom line: Ford Motor Company's balance sheet and market share problems are more due to mismanagement than product strangulation.

  • John Posted: 4/17/2008 12:41pm PDT

    Mazda's corporate office is in their own building right next to the PAG building - Not "in" the PAG building. They were in there well before PAG existed, and my guess is they will be there once PAG is closed.