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PR & News Vehicle cut production amid global shortage of computer chips

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Car manufacturers are in direct competition for chips with a consumer electronics industry facing its own surge in demand.

The Ford plant in Louisville, Kentucky — along with its 3,900 employees — stands idle this week, after the automaker was forced to temporarily halt production due to shortages of critical microprocessors and other computer chips...

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If it's not one thing, it's another. We'll roll with it. The shortage may not cause used car prices to jump quite as drastically as last year during the initial shut downs, should help hold values for a bit, at the very least.
 

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Let’s bring back simpler cars then, resurrect rotor buttons, quadrajets, and 3 on the tree!
 

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Let’s bring back simpler cars then, resurrect rotor buttons, quadrajets, and 3 on the tree!
I've had a ton of people wishing for that, without telematics systems, etc. Would help us have less expensive cars available, for more budget-minded shoppers.
 

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I've had a ton of people wishing for that, without telematics systems, etc. Would help us have less expensive cars available, for more budget-minded shoppers.
I drive some of these new vehicles and between the flashing lights and the beeping and the "let me do that for you" features, it's just not the same.
 
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