Ford Motor Co. has a shot at beating General Motors Co. for U.S. sales leadership in March, a month in which the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of sales is expected to be 13.1 million vehicles. Ford will sell 210,400 vehicles in March to GM's 208,400, according to Edmunds.com's forecast released Thursday. …
And if Ford moves ahead of GM in March, it would be largely due to GM's sales drop-off more than any extraordinary sales performance by Ford.
Gummint Motors tossed about $3800/car into incentives in Jan/Feb. That's a lot of taxpayer money, mon.
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Maybe GM put too much emphasis on the Volt.
GM's problem is that when they had the opportunity to stop selling the deal, they didn't. They have the product, but they retrained their clientele to buy the deal.
BTW, not really Obozo's fault that GM still believes in only selling the deal. He is guilty of association, at best.
Ford, however, does look good. Real good. They, the Japanese and the Koreans have a good chance of burying Chrysler. And may well bury GM too. Time will tell.
BTW, word on the street is that GM has scaled back on incentives in March and dealers have been screaming to get them back when sales tanked.
It's gonna get worse for them before it gets better.
"Word on the street"? Are you serious?
Just own it - you're grasping.
Wait? You're saying that Obama doesn't have the touch of Midas?
Related - the $7500 plug-in hybrid tax credit to become Cash for Clunkers II.
All brought to you by the company that mandated the catalytic converter.
Hey, anony douchebag.
I WORK with DEALERS and SALESPEOPLE every day. When they tell me all the GM dealers are screaming for more incentives, I take them for their word at it. What the *&#$ would you know about it. Douchebag.
Great article on the GM incentive problem.
But tell you what, anony douchebag, let's look at March's sales #s when they pop next month and we'll see where GM brands stack up v. the months before.
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