On the heels of favorable results in a J.D. Power design survey, Ford Motor Co. wrestles with plummeting stock prices and a 424,000-unit recall. The 2002 J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study shows the No.2 auto maker atop five APEAL segments – besting American Honda Motor Co. Inc., General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., each of which topped three segment rankings. "Radical designs and concepts are paying off," says Brian ...

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