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#1 Old Mar 1st, 2006, 08:21 PM
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Nissan owned by Ford!???

I heard from a big Ford fanatic at work that Nissan is owned by Ford. He mentioned the Nissan Titan's front bumper is exactly the same as on the Ford truck. Anyways, is it true?... as it's the first time I've heard of it.

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#2 Old Mar 1st, 2006, 11:16 PM
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Tell him to lay off the crack and stop talking out his ass. Nissan is part owned and controlled by Renault and the only way the bumper from an F150 would look the same as one from a Titan is if they were both put through a crusher.

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I heard from a big Ford fanatic at work that Nissan is owned by Ford. He mentioned the Nissan Titan's front bumper is exactly the same as on the Ford truck. Anyways, is it true?... as it's the first time I've heard of it.

you should slap yourself for actually listening to this tool.

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Tell him to lay off the crack and stop talking out his ass. Nissan is part owned and controlled by Renault and the only way the bumper from an F150 would look the same as one from a Titan is if they were both put through a crusher.
Wasnt Renault's first big change for Nissan the redesign of the Altima?
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I don't think Ford OWNS Nissan, but they do own a portion of Nissan. Ford also has at least partial ownership of Volvo and Land Rover. The percentages probably change somewhat frequently as companies sell or buy different assets, but I am pretty sure that Ford still has at least some ownership of Nissan. You will see the next generation of a comparable Ford product look amazingly like whatever car company they just bought into usually, Explorer and Land Rover for example.

I used to work for an OEM speaker manufacturing plant, Ford and Nissan products were under the same product line, as Ford/Nissan or Nissan/Ford, depending on what it was. Not sure how many parts from a Titan would fit an F150 or F250, probably more generic items unlike body panels.

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I don't think Ford OWNS Nissan, but they do own a portion of Nissan. Ford also has at least partial ownership of Volvo and Land Rover. The percentages probably change somewhat frequently as companies sell or buy different assets, but I am pretty sure that Ford still has at least some ownership of Nissan. You will see the next generation of a comparable Ford product look amazingly like whatever car company they just bought into usually, Explorer and Land Rover for example.

I used to work for an OEM speaker manufacturing plant, Ford and Nissan products were under the same product line, as Ford/Nissan or Nissan/Ford, depending on what it was. Not sure how many parts from a Titan would fit an F150 or F250, probably more generic items unlike body panels.

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Ford does not own any poart of Nissan.
God, I was gonna say, wtf is going on with these bs rumors.

Ford owns volvo, land rover, and i don't know who else. And the new range rover is more a product of BMW design from before they sold land rover to Ford.

Nissan is controlled by Renault, not owned by anyone else.

Maybe parts are shared. That's not an uncommon thing. Nissan doesn't make every single solitary part that is in every one of their cars. Things like window switches, crap like that, all made by subcontractors.

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Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Volvo, Mercury, Jaguar, and Aston Martin are owned or controlled by Ford. Sterling is also made by Ford (tractor trailers) That's about all I know.

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Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, Volvo, Mercury, Jaguar, and Aston Martin are owned or controlled by Ford. Sterling is also made by Ford (tractor trailers) That's about all I know.
Don't forget cummins. And before the flame, I went to NADC and found this out when I went the diesel courses.

And the only time Ford and Nissan have had anything to do with each other was with the first Quest. It was a cooperative venture with Ford with the Villager when Nissan needed a minivan for it's lineup

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Yeah, well that was the rumor years ago when I worked there, but rumors are usually just that.

The project could have been for the quest, that was one of the big ones for Nissan when I worked there. That and the Mach 5 for the Mustang.

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Just some information I came across on this subject: Earle S. MacPherson of General Motors developed the MacPherson strut(used on 200sx) in 1947. GM cars were originally design-bound by accountants. If it cost too much or wasn't tried and tested, then it didn't get built/used. Major GM innovations including the MacPherson Strut suspension system sat stifled on the shelf for years because innovation cannot be proven on a spreadsheet until after the product has been produced or manufactured. Consequently, Earle MacPherson went to work for Ford UK in 1950, where Ford started using his design on the 1950 'English' Ford models straight away. Today the strut type is referred to both with and without the "a" in the name, so both McPherson Strut and MacPherson Strut can be used to describe it.
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Maybe parts are shared. That's not an uncommon thing. Nissan doesn't make every single solitary part that is in every one of their cars. Things like window switches, crap like that, all made by subcontractors.
Yep... Looking under the hood of my car, I notice that the starter (I think that's the part) is made by none other than Mitsubishi.
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Ford owns many other car companies, but nothing to do with Nissan. Also, Ford does not own Land Rover, Range Rover, or Rover... it was recently purchased by a Chinese motor company. Ford has a partnership with Mazda however, but not an ownership. Hence why Mazda engines are featured in Ford vehicles; exact same engines just minus the Mazda valve cover.
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Ford owns many other car companies, but nothing to do with Nissan. Also, Ford does not own Land Rover, Range Rover, or Rover... it was recently purchased by a Chinese motor company. Ford has a partnership with Mazda however, but not an ownership. Hence why Mazda engines are featured in Ford vehicles; exact same engines just minus the Mazda valve cover.
Then they must have some kind of controling stock to have there logo on the Ford.com main page

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