Skip to comments.U.S. Sales: This Was A VERY Strong January (auto sales)
Posted on 02/01/2013 4:56:09 PM PST by nascarnation
The U.S. new car market was up strongly in January. GM and Ford surprised analysts with double digit sales rates. Toyota, up 26.6 percent also surprised.
GM is up 16 percent on very strong sales of the Equinox and its Silverado and Sierra pickups.
Ford prints a 22 percent increase, powered by the Fusion. Lincoln sales are down 18 percent while customers wait for the MKZ to arrive in quantity at their dealers.
Chrysler was up 16 percent, but jaded analysts expected more.
Detroit OEMs and analysts expect the SAAR to be in the mid 15 million range
(Excerpt) Read more at thetruthaboutcars.com ...
You do if you’re receiving government benefits and have someone else living with you in the same household footing bills whose income you didn’t report when you applied for them...
Yeah, huh. I just put a new fuel pump in my 1999 Ranger last Friday. Not the whole works—just the pump. It was all I could afford.
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..people want to take advantage of tax laws for 2012...2013 brings OBAMAWORLD taxes...they pulled their money out in 2012
I might not have made the trade if Romney would have won instead of obama. As it is, I'm preparing for the worst and this was spend money to save money while I still find the money to replace an old 18 mpg van.
Fortunately, this OB has been awesome and came with no buyer's remorse whatsoever. I wish I had traded sooner.
Lovingly manufactured by (non-union) Hoosiers in Lafayette, Indiana. Well done.
Let’s see how many are buying next year after paying $20,000+ for health insurance.
Here, only lesbians buy Subarus but I do like the vehicles, other than that.
Anybody faced with that number will punt and take their chances with the IRS penalty.
Betcha more than half of the sales were within that 50 miles radius of D.C. !!
Can we learn the where?
Those who can afford it will find new cars unbelievably good all around, very enticing.
The top-selling vehicles in most categories are ‘can’t go wrong’ choices.
Not surprised at all.
Brass and full metal jacket lead are the rarest of metals.
Saddle up boyz...Obama is coming for us soon!
Did Uncle just purchase a new fleet?
Just bought yesterday. Needed a better option.
I've heard that. Hmmm...apparently I now share both their preference for women and cars.
Does that mean I could be a male lesbian? Sounds like a protected class...can I get subsidy and a government check for that?
Zero interest here even if I could afford it --- can't work on 'em (other than plugging in the ODB-II cable). Also can't stand the pussified, weenie, metrosexual styling.
...According to Joe LaMuraglia, a former Nissan employee who now serves as Gaywheels.com’s publisher, Saab deserves special mention as the brand most over-represented among gay and lesbian buyers. The Sweden-based General Motors subsidiary has only a tiny .1 percent of the U.S. market, but gay men are 18 times more likely to own one than is the general public. Lesbians are 11 times more likely to own a Saab.
The brand preferences diverge after Saab.
For lesbians, the number two brand in terms of over-representation is Scion, followed by Jeep, Subaru and Saturn.
For men, it’s Audi, then Mini, VW and Jaguar...
Isn’t there a phenomenon, a hallowed tradition in the auto industry, something called stuffing the pipe?