Is Ford a good car brand for an investment?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No I have never owned a ford a GM or a chrysler they supported Hitler from 1924 to 1945 just to make Money

    never saw any of these companies worth anything

    Found On Rubbish Dumps

    the question is about Investment No I would never Buy one no matter How old it was

  • garry
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    only if they havent been driven and stored away correctly for 50 years , then yes , in other words brand new, then there worth anything you ask .

  • F
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Some have proved to be. Original Mustangs and the original GT40. People think model Ts must be worth a lot , but so many were made, they are not that rare and are only worth around £20k.

    In the UK, fast Fords from the 70s and 80s ( RS Escorts, Capris and Sierras) and the Escort Cosworth from the mid 90s are going up in value fast, but again it’s rarity.

    Fords of this age rusted badly and a lot of the fast ones would have been totalled.

    But investing in old cars is far more risky than the stock market . A 20% crash of the stock market is viewed as disasterous. The vintage / classic  car market has crashed by 70% in the past.

    The other thing is, you can’t really drive an investment car, more than a few hundred miles a year and the value will plummet.

    Plus you need somewhere (inside) to store it properly. 

  • 3 months ago

    Cars are not good investments. Not cars you drive every day, that is. They depreciate almost immediately after purchase, they require heavy repair and maintenance costs and no one ever makes money selling a used car.  CLASSIC cars or historic cars can be investments--but they aren't cars you drive all the time. 

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  • 3 months ago

    No cars are investments.  They all lose value the minute you drive them off a lot.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Cars are not generally an investment - and if you need to ask on YA then you do not have the money to buy an investment worthy vehicle. MAKE of car is not all that important in the investment arena - rarity and condition is important.

  • 3 months ago

    As investment cars of any make are often only a break even. They have to be stored and maintained to retain value.

    Now there are exceptions (Ford GT-40, Ford GT's, Shelby's, Thunderbolts and a few others).

    But often by the time you add in the cost of storage and maintenance the total result is negative. While a 57 T-bird is worth a lot, what would have cost to store it to keep it safe is so high that it would produce a loss instead of a gain.

    Here is the thing- if you bought a new Mustang, drove it for thirty years and it was still cherry, you might get back the purchase price of the car with a little gain. But if you bought a Topaz and drove it for fifty years, the odds are it would not return the original purchase price.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes and No:  I've been 100% satisfied with the 15 or so Ford products I've owned over the years.  At present, I have a 2008 Ford Taurus:  well maintained but has NEVER HAD A SINGLE REPAIR......it drives and looks like new.  Similar luck with others although I don't usually keep them so long.  BUT Ford no longer is a car company - the only passenger car they still sell in the US is the Mustang - - other than that there are a half-dozen size of SUVS and a lot of trucks.

    So - they don't care about people who want "cars" - I'll be hitting the Honda and Genasis showrooms next month.

  • 3 months ago

    As an investment, you should buy a 20 year old car and keep it for another 20 years.  Convertibles have been a wiser choice than sedans.  

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    For an investment??? There is not any car that is a good investment. 

    (Stupid thumb downers, take the same amount of money and put into a savings or investment for 30 years and then see which one made the most money. It sure will not be the car. )

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