Ford Motor Co. says its Ford Div. once again has beaten General Motors Corp.’s Chevrolet Div. in U.S. sales, marking the 18th straight year it has come out ahead in the rivalry. Ford Div. ended 2004 with a tally of 2,778,678 units, a 4.0% drop from 2003, but enough to best Chevy by some 15,440 vehicles. Helping lead Ford Div. were record F-Series truck sales, which closed out 2004 at 939,511 units, an 11.1% increase from 2003. Ford says Mustang GTs hard to come by. Also, the ...

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