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can someone please explain to me why Ford can't make 10,000 or 20,000 of these cars if so many people want them? I just don't understand why a company out to make a profit would limit something so many people are willing to buy.

If I had the money to buy a Ford GT I could care less about how many other people own one. This is an american car, made for the american buyer. Ford isn't a small production company like Ferrari that can only make a limited amount of cars. They have the ability to not only share parts with other cars but they also have the ability to create these cars by the thousands. If they can't up the production per year then why not expand the production of the car for say 10 or 15 years and share parts like the transmission, engine, frame, etc... with other cars like the mustang to reduce costs and make all their cars better.


*sigh* I will never understand why companies limit production when their obviously in the business to make money
 

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Originally posted by vetteman@Dec 31 2003, 10:23 AM
The reason Ford, or any other automaker for that matter, doesn't increase the production numbers is a simple business philosophy- supply and demand. That rule says that if the demand is high and supply is low, the PRICE can be HIGHER. Sure it would be easy to increase production to try to meet demand, but the price will come down. Think about how the first releases of a high demand new model command premiums over MSRP, but after the model has been produced in a greater quantity dealers begin to discount and the automakers add rebates (see "PT Cruiser"). It's not always as simple as increasing the supply to improve profitability.
what you said is true, but with the increased demand, Ford doesn't really see any money. They sell the car for a certain price and if the demand is high enough the dealers are the ones who are going to make more money and not Ford.
 
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