On Thursday, Ford wowed the Street reporting its first full-year profit since 2005, and saying it expects to make a profit in 2010 too, in part due to market share gains.
Ford's good fortune comes as rival Toyota finds itself mired in a product safety crisis.
The Japan-based company was forced to halt sales of its best-selling vehicles in the U.S., including the Camry and Corrola -- and recall 5.9 million already on the road -- after problems surfaced involving with faulty accelerator pedals.
Will one car company’s loss be another’s gain?
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