Ford Motor Co. claims it has shed the stigma that foreign vehicles are superior to domestic makes, a public perception that has plagued the Detroit Three auto makers for years. A Ford-commissioned study cited today by the auto maker shows favorable opinion of the blue-oval brand is up 20%, while the percentage of consumers considering Ford increased 19%. The study results are reinforced by October’s 0.5% sales hike compared with like-2008, the third time in the last four months Ford ...

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