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  • China's Demand For Japanese Cars Has Collapsed (Chinese refuse to patronize due to island dispute)

    10/08/2012 8:05:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/08/2012 | Yoko Kubota, Kentaro Sugiyama
    * Nissan to suspend night shifts in China car plants-Nikkei * Toyota, Honda to cut working hours, slow line speed-Nikkei * Report does not say how long production cuts will last * Japan carmakers' plants operating again after China holiday (Adds Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Suzuki comments and background) TOKYO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co plan to slash production in China by roughly half, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as a territorial row between Asia's two largest economies cuts sales of Japanese cars in the world's biggest auto market. Sales...
  • Would You Pay $1495 For These $8 Door Edge Guards?

    04/03/2012 7:05:58 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 42 replies
    http://jalopnik.com ^ | 04/02/2012 | Ben Popken
    Reader Darrell was shopping recently for a new car and snapped a picture of the College Park Hyundai dealership in Maryland that's charging $1495 for dealer-installed door edge guards. "They were on every car on the lot," wrote Darrell. And at that price point, they better be filled with pearls and caviar drenched in panther blood. Let's call and find out. When I called College Park Hyundai's General Sales Manager, Sudip Gutpa, he was guarded and asked what I was investigating. I noted that the markup on the door edge guards seemed pretty high. "What's your point?" he asked. I...
  • Yanks drive big vehicles, Swedes costly ones, Fritz prefers VW and MB while Japs drive japs

    03/26/2012 5:24:06 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 43 replies · 18+ views
    03/27/2012 | WesternCulture
    The average American car owner might be annoyed with gas prices, but despite his opinions on Obama's handling of the nation, he still can afford to drive around in a gas guzzler. Unlike rich Norway and Denmark, where car consumption is heavily discouraged, the car producing nation of Sweden (where I live) could only be rivalled by Switzerland. It shows in Swedish stats on car sales. The average Swede could afford a car the average citizen of no other nation could afford. For 16 consequtive years in a row, the 'close to luxury' Volvo V70 has been the top selling...
  • The secret to Ford Motor's success

    01/24/2010 3:22:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,325+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 24, 2010 | Bryan Riley
    The federal government's bailout of Chrysler and General Motors has been a big success. At least, it has been a big success if you're a Ford dealer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ford sales for the month of December 2009 were up 33.5 percent compared to December 2008, even as Chrysler and GM sales were falling. When the government's auto bailouts were announced, Dick Edwards Ford in Manhattan, Kansas, saw an opportunity. According to Mark Besthorn, the dealership's sales manager: "We just thought about it and decided we wanted to strike while the iron was hot." Days later, the...
  • Government offers sales tax savings for buying a new car

    10/11/2009 10:52:24 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 28 replies · 1,279+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 11, 2009 | Rep-Am Staff
    WASHINGTON — With 2010 models arriving in auto dealer showrooms, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that buying a new car, light truck, motor home or motorcycle could qualify them for a special deduction for state and local sales and excise taxes on their 2009 tax returns. Purchases made before Jan. 1, 2010, qualify for this deduction under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. The deduction is limited to sales and excise taxes and similar fees paid on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of a new vehicle. The deduction is reduced for joint filers with modified...
  • Stations say ‘jihad’ car spots go too far

    09/23/2006 12:23:33 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 26 replies · 1,507+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 9/23/2006 | Tim Feran
    Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references. The general manager of the dealership, though, says the promotions — which he called "tongue-in-cheek" — will air on some stations beginning next week. In the spot, Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about "launching a jihad on the automotive market." Sales representatives "will be wearing burqas all weekend long," the ad says. One of the vehicles on sale "can comfortably seat up to 12 jihadists in the back." "Our prices are lower than the evildoers’ every day. Just ask the pope!...
  • Aloha Teacher Unions?

    04/24/2006 1:52:20 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 5 replies · 764+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In their fight against school reform, organized teachers in the Aloha state are running into adversaries they probably did not anticipate—car salesmen. “The push for a rigorous, common-core curriculum did not come from the teachers’ union—who testified against the bill, nor the Board of Education, but rather from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association (HADA),” according to Laura Brown of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. “HADA President David Rolf testified that the reason for his organization’s push was initially the rejection of reimbursement claims for warranty work done on cars by the Detroit manufacturer, because the written claims submitted by the...
  • Corolla's sales record cause for Toyota pride

    08/20/2005 7:51:47 AM PDT · by Lessismore · 47 replies · 1,109+ views
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | Aug. 20, 2005 | Kazuki Nishihara / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
    Sales of Toyota Motor Corp.'s Corolla, the world's most popular car, have surpassed the 30 million mark. Toyota announced in early August that as of May 31, it had sold 30,146,103 Corollas worldwide, making it the first automobile model to top 30 million in sales. The Corolla's first inception on its 1966 debut was as a 1,100cc, two-door sedan, put on the market as The Beatles visited Japan. The year was later called the first year of the "Drive My Car" era--when cars began to be affordable for the average person. Auto analysts say the Corolla fits the specs to...
  • GM Reports 558,092 Deliveries in June, Up 41 Percent

    07/02/2005 2:21:58 PM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 67 replies · 1,244+ views
    Click on the link and scroll down to see model-by-model sales stats.
  • Ford sales slip slightly in July; Porsche, Nissan rise

    08/03/2004 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 22 replies · 395+ views
    Investors business daily ^ | 08/03/04 | Shawn Langlois
    Ford sales slip slightly in July; Porsche, Nissan rise By Shawn Langlois Last Updated: 8/3/2004 1:17:59 PM Porsche, Nissan post increases in U.S. sales SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Ford said Tuesday its monthly sales in the United States dipped again in July, while both Porsche and Nissan showed marked improvement from a year ago. As a whole, automakers are expected to post a "sharp" rebound in sales after June's steep swoon, according to analysts at UBS who explained that the surge was primarily driven by incentives. Discuss the auto sector. Ford Motor (F) kicked off the slew of expected tallies,...
  • Gas prices don't scare off SUV buyers

    03/21/2004 8:15:12 AM PST · by traumer · 9 replies · 127+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3/19/2004
    <p>DETROIT — Near-record gasoline prices haven't hurt sales of the thirstiest sport-utility vehicles, and a new survey found that two-thirds of consumers wouldn't buy more fuel-efficient vehicles even if prices passed $3 a gallon.</p> <p>Through February, SUV sales were up 18% over the first two months a year ago, while overall auto sales were off 4%, according to Autodata. Some of the thirstiest SUVs are big gainers, among them: Chevrolet Tahoe, up 41%; Dodge Durango, up 21%; Cadillac Escalade, up 17%; Jeep Grand Cherokee, up 30%; Honda Pilot, up 22%; Lincoln Navigator, up 13%; Mercury Mountaineer, up 40%; and Toyota 4Runner, up 26%.</p>
  • U.S. Vehicle Sales Seen Edging Up in '04

    02/01/2004 6:57:14 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 243+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sat Jan 31, 5:59 PM ET
    U.S. Vehicle Sales Seen Edging Up in '04 Sat Jan 31, 5:59 PM ETU.S. new car and light truck sales are expected to increase this year as the economic recovery puts the pedal to the metal for the auto industry... Paul Taylor, chief economist at the National Automobile Dealers Association, said new vehicle sales will total about 16.8 million vehicles in 2004, up from 16.6 million in 2003. That would still mark a decline from the all-time high of 17.4 million vehicles sold in 2000, however, a banner year for an industry that accounts for roughly one-fifth of U.S....
  • Car sales soar after state license fee cut Schwarzenegger makes good on promise

    01/16/2004 4:09:14 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 8 replies · 185+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 16, 2004 | Chronicle Staff
    <p>Californians have been buying new cars at a breakneck pace since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger repealed an increase in the state's vehicle license fee.</p> <p>New-vehicle retail sales across the state have jumped 19 percent and luxury sales have risen 30 percent, auto industry trade association J.D. Power and Associates said Thursday.</p>
  • Ready for the 8 year car loan?

    10/06/2003 1:06:04 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 219 replies · 3,561+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2003 | Jim Ryan
    Loan Stretcher: Some Dealers Experiment With Eight-Year Auto Loan By Jim Ryan ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 5 — On a cool, clear morning, gigantic American and Texas flags fly over acres of new cars, trucks and sport-utility vehicles sprawled across a prairie where cattle and buffalo once roamed. On the fringes of this modern-day stock pen wedged between Dallas and Fort Worth, car salesmen hover, ready to pounce on the next browser who wanders through the gate. It will be another long day of waiting for these hungry hunters. Now the auto industry is rolling out a tempting new bait to...
  • Car Sales Hit New 2003 High in August

    08/28/2003 1:32:43 PM PDT · by Brian S · 6 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08-28-03
    Thu August 28, 2003 03:54 PM ET By Michael Ellis DETROIT (Reuters) - Record high gasoline prices and the blackout that darkened much of the eastern United States did little to dim U.S. new vehicle sales in August, which are expected to hit their strongest level of the year. Steve Lyons, the head of Ford Motor Co.'s F.N Ford division, said on Thursday that U.S. new car and light truck sales could hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18.2 million to 18.7 million in August, far above July's strong rate of 17.2 million. "Certainly the deals are good and...
  • Pickups, SUVs Drive U.S. Vehicle Sales in May

    06/03/2003 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies · 133+ views
    AP ^ | 6/3/03 | John Porretto
    Sales of pickups and sport utility vehicles helped Detroit's Big Three automakers post slightly better-than-expected sales in May, but Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group still were down for the month. Tepid sales since the first of the year also prompted Ford and rival General Motors Corp. to announce profit-curtailing production cuts for the third quarter, and DaimlerChrysler warned of a likely second-quarter operating loss for Chrysler. Among foreign automakers, American Honda Motor Co., Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Toyota Motor Sales USA all notched sales gains in May. Toyota had its best month in 46...
  • GM's Car Guy, in Overdrive

    04/19/2002 8:01:24 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 29 replies · 211+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 4/18/02 | George Will
    Lutz believes that "aspirational aspects overwhelm the functional differences" when car customers make their choices. When that happens, the "left-analytical brain has been defeated again," the "right brain" has prevailed and Lutz rejoices. But this does not mean people plunk down large sums merely for high-status brands. Chevrolet sells more vehicles costing more than $30,000 than do Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and Audi combined, but this is partly due to the popularity of light trucks, a category that includes sport utility vehicles. Today an "extremely high-end demographic" -- e.g., investment bankers and stockbrokers -- are buying GMC SUVs...