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When I talked to John at QuadVan, he said that he had three top Ford execs sitting in his shop and tell him that there was "No way that Ford was doing a 4x4 Van, simply because they don't want to undermine F-150 sales." The F-150 is a money machine for them so it makes sense. As always, mind the source and the setting, and the market could always change over time. The happy up-fitter argument is a good one as well.
Ford would throw up-fitters under the bus if it meant making greater profits. There is no inherent loyalty.
Big business is about making money, not making people happy. In my opinion happiness only counts as it affects making money longer term.
The big question would end up being if hurting the business of upfitters and coachbuilders is worth the investment financial risk to do so.
1. Front Independent AxleTRANSIT RETAINED COMPONENTS / SYSTEMS:
2. Front Hub Locks
4. Magna / New Venture Transfer Case (2-speed, 4 High and Low
1. OEM Front Suspension
2. OEM Brake System
3. OEM Wheels & Tires
4. Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
5. Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) System 6. Traction Control
7. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
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