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#12 of 31 Re: saw a similar article [nippononly]
Apr 23, 2010 (8:07 pm)
Ah, okay. Thanks for clarifying.
Apr 24, 2010 (10:57 am)
I am getting closer and closer to considering a Ford product for later on. Mitsubishi and Suzuki have me firmly by my shorthairs right now...but ya never know. Ford has always been my automobile of choice.
Until the 1999 Kia Sephia became a daily part of my life. Then everything changed forever. Foa tha betta, brudders.
The key, though, ta enjoying my '99 Kia Sephia was getting the 70,000 mile Yokohama radial tires and those Konig Diva wheels. This was early in 2001. I bought the car in May of 1999. Made a huge difference in true driving enjoyment. The '99 Kia Sephia cost me a whopping $7,995 after a $2,000 manufacturers rebate.
Aug 25, 2011 (1:20 am)
Judging from sales and gains in market share in 2011, the domestic brands are being considered and purchased by an increasing number of buyers.
#16 of 31 Re: Yes! [hpmctorque]
Aug 26, 2011 (9:59 am)
How many of those are fleet sales though.
#17 of 31 Re: Yes! [andres3]
Aug 26, 2011 (11:24 am)
The Tsunami also affected Toyota and Honda more than some other makes. I guess a few years down the road will tell whether these conversion sales back to D3 are retained. I'm hoping Detroit will have been able to capitalize, but my money wouldn't go against Japan.
#18 of 31 Re: Yes! [andres3]
Aug 26, 2011 (5:21 pm)
Good question, to which I don't have the answer. I did read, though, that the Detroit 3 have dialed back on fleet sales, and that a greater percentage of their production is for retail sales than before GM and Chrysler got bailed out. I don't know whether fleet sales are a greater percentage of total sales for the Detroit 3 than for the import brands, however.
Aug 28, 2011 (6:50 pm)
Toyota was bailed out by its government, but for some this is ok??? Nissan was bailed out by Renault/French government.. but his is ok for some once again??
Yes, I believe there is a re-surgance in the American auto industry. In the 70/80's and part of the 90s Ford/GM/Dodge were not building vehicles to compete. It took a sledge hammer to wake the slumbering giants. Ford with its Mustang, Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Explorer lineup can go head to head with any manufacturer. GM with its Malibu, Cruze, and soon to be released Sonic. Not to forget the re-birth of Buick and Cadillac. Yes, Americans are taking notice that Americans can compete, Americans can build world class vehicles. This is just the beginning folks, the best is yet to come from AMERICAN auto manufacturers. The giants have awaken.
#21 of 31 Re: Bailout [cannon3]
Aug 29, 2011 (6:37 am)
Just got a mailer from Cadillac for the upcoming XTS! Aaargh! Why did they send that to me? I just paid off my DTS Performance last year! I don't want a new car payment!