March 19, 2014 The Alpha Dawg

I’ve Seen This Movie Before

I could swear we’ve seen this movie before. Or something a lot like it.

Different actors but the same plot and basic script that has played out many times.

It’s a rerun that conjures up visions of a squirming Ford CEO Jacques Nasser testifying before Congress in 2000, and later Ford having to admit that he “misspoke” under oath when he said Ford hadn’t tested the tires of Explorer SUVs during the rollover debacle.

Call me a conservative, but isn’t “misspoke” sort of a New-Age polite liberal synonym for “lied”?

Nearly four decades in the retail automobile business and I can recall dozens of instances where manufacturers appeared to have scrambled to conceal or cover up known defects.

Read the whole article on WardsAuto here.