Although most don't expect Ford Motor Co. to meet the near-$10 billion in ABS that it issued in the third quarter, the company is still a contender for the No. 1 spot this year, though will likely fall just under GMAC, which issues both auto and real estate ABS.

Players expect that Ford's mammoth $10 billion debt issuance last month will quell some of its funding appetite, as the corporation has alternated between the two types of debt issuance in over the last few years, though clearly increasing its use of ABS.

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