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Ford Beats GM in Monthly U.S. Sales for First Time Since 1998
Businessweek ^ | 3/2/2010 | Mike Ramsey and Keith Naughton

Posted on 03/02/2010 11:25:52 AM PST by adamjeeps

Ford Motor Co. posted a 43 percent surge in U.S. sales in February, beating General Motors Co. in monthly deliveries for the first time since 1998.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; ford; fordmotor; generalmotors; gm; toyota
Thought I would post the U.S. Toyota sales update since I posted the Japanese sales yesterday. Looks like Ford is getting sales from both Toyota and GM. I expect Toyota will bounce back soon and GM sales will fall.
1 posted on 03/02/2010 11:25:53 AM PST by adamjeeps
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To: adamjeeps

Just purchased another Ford truck. Loved the previous one - and had absolutely no maintenance beyond the normal filters/etc.

Government Motors can suck an egg.

And I’d trust Toyota far, far more than any goon in our present government.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 11:29:53 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: adamjeeps

Besides slight changes in perception of quality, etc... the only logical answer for such a large swing is that sensible people and conservatives do not want to support a Gov’t run car company.


3 posted on 03/02/2010 11:35:46 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: adamjeeps

New! From GM (Government Motors)!

Following The Current Trend of Retro Designed Automobiles

The 0bamawagen

New! From Gov't Motors! The 0bamawagen!
Click the Pic

4 posted on 03/02/2010 11:35:51 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: adamjeeps

My car is from the Ford family, and its replacement (after Obama is out of our White House) will also be from a non-government car company. GM and Chrysler are dead to me - forever.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 11:37:39 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: adamjeeps

Oh goody. Must go check my stock ticker. Ford was up big time yesterday. Well over $12/share.


6 posted on 03/02/2010 11:40:03 AM PST by piperpilot
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To: PGR88
sensible people and conservatives do not want to support a Gov’t run car company.

Apparently, nor do investors. From the time of GM's bankruptcy, Ford's stock price went from around $5.00 a share, to today's $12.50 a share.
7 posted on 03/02/2010 11:42:10 AM PST by ZX12R
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...sensible people and conservatives do not want to support a Gov’t run car company.

Although I realize it probably wasn't her decision, I lost a degree of respect for Laura Ingraham when she did the paid endorsements for Government Motors.

8 posted on 03/02/2010 11:43:09 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

So did Hannity, Rush, Howie Carr, Glenn beck.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 11:49:37 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: adamjeeps

I have an ‘08 Mustang. :)


10 posted on 03/02/2010 11:52:48 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: mirkwood
So did Hannity, Rush, Howie Carr, Glenn beck.

Did they actually do the personality endorsement spots that I heard on Laura Ingraham's program? I may be mistaken but I thought I heard Laura Ingraham extolling the virtues of the ``new'' General Motors -- post government funding. That's what bothered me.

By the way, I heard an ad for General Electric on Sean Hannity's program yesterday, touting the virtues of the company as being military-friendly. It wasn't a personal endorsement and it may have merely been a local spot and not a national buy on his program.

11 posted on 03/02/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by re_nortex
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"Sales to businesses and government buyers drove GM’s growth. While Chevrolet posted a 32 percent increase, deliveries to dealerships were up only 1 percent, GM said."

Government makes them with your children's tax dollars and then buys them with your grandchildren's tax dollars. What a country!

12 posted on 03/02/2010 11:57:23 AM PST by DonGrafico (Underwriting America's permanent underclass since 1975)
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To: adamjeeps

NEVER buy a GM product again. I’d rather by a Chinese or Russian made model. Starve the beast and screw the unions and the government motors thugs.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 11:59:03 AM PST by erman (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: re_nortex

I haven’t heard any commercials on Rush advertising GM anymore either.


14 posted on 03/02/2010 12:02:12 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: adamjeeps

15 posted on 03/02/2010 12:08:18 PM PST by quantim
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It's been almost a year since taxpayers got in the car business.

16 posted on 03/02/2010 12:11:40 PM PST by quantim
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To: Pollster1

What you mean is: “Knife-in-the-table-dead ala Rahm Emanuel, D-E-A-D”, don’t you?


17 posted on 03/02/2010 12:12:27 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: mirkwood

I don’t have a problem with capitalist entrepreneurs making a buck off of a sick-demented government apparatchik.


18 posted on 03/02/2010 12:13:59 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: re_nortex

Yes, they were doing the personal endorsements. I have not heard any in a while, so it could have been they were finishing a contract. It seems they did not renew. It bothered me that these guys were yelling about gov takeovers, and then extolling the virtues of gov motors. Oh well, in the end it all adds up to $$$$.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 12:46:26 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: adamjeeps

Love my ‘06 Fusion. Will probably trade it on an ‘11 Mustang.

- JP


20 posted on 03/02/2010 12:47:44 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: adamjeeps

Ford has been working on cleaning up its problems for some time now, and have generally been doing a good job. Perfect? No, but very good. They were too damned complacent for too damned long, no doubt, but their definitely sitting far better than they have in a long time and rightfully so.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 12:48:32 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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I think that FR members aren't the only Americans that don't like the idea of buying from 0bama Motors.
22 posted on 03/02/2010 1:48:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: adamjeeps

Go Ford.
Down with Gub mint motors.


23 posted on 03/02/2010 2:10:52 PM PST by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs.)
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Heralding the new stylings of Government Motors is this fashionable dalliance with the past. Keep the masses in touch with our country's solidarity with Soviet programs of yesteryear!
24 posted on 03/02/2010 2:26:02 PM PST by DesertConservative
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