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Workin' 4 Toys
08-02-2006, 03:34 PM
July 2006 U.S. auto sales....
1,493,078 down -17.4% from July 2005

Gm-406K
Toy-241K
Ford-239K
DC-171K
Hondo-151K
Niss-86K
Hyn-47K
Vlks-29K
Kia-26K
maz-25K

phecksel
08-02-2006, 11:18 PM
It used to be the auto sales drove the US economy. Poor Michigan is in a one state recession. I keep hoping my job will last a little while longer.

6ballsisall
08-02-2006, 11:21 PM
Boy ole Toyota sure is gaining a footing.

bigmac
08-02-2006, 11:36 PM
Boy ole Toyota sure is gaining a footing.

Yeah...I wonder why that is...?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-02-2006, 11:38 PM
Boy ole Toyota sure is gaining a footing.
Might be the built in usa of foreign goods window sticker...:o

6ballsisall
08-02-2006, 11:49 PM
Yeah...I wonder why that is...?


My most recent domestic auto experience tells me exactly why this is.........:rolleyes:

Hoosier Bob
08-03-2006, 12:00 AM
Here we go again! Isn't Hondo an Amercan Cowboy or something? You know like the Lone Ranger? No positives here~

Workin' 4 Toys
08-03-2006, 12:01 AM
Here we go again! Isn't Hondo an Amercan Cowboy or something? You know like the Lone Ranger? No positives here~
I thought that was Bondo............Oh wait. thats what your hondo is held together with.....8p

Workin' 4 Toys
08-03-2006, 12:11 AM
I just noticed after your post HB that I left off one very important word in my original post.....:o
Who says the us is dependant on......?OIL
It was suppose to read "Who says the us is dependant on" ....OIL! Sorry for the confusion on which pot I was stirring...:o
1.5Million cars sold in ONE month...

JimN
08-03-2006, 12:11 AM
Doesn't anyone remember last year's "buy it for the same as an employee" price promotions? They don't have them this year and their sales sagged. Whodathunkit?

victorff
08-03-2006, 12:16 AM
Being that I work for a Toyota/GM plant I know exactly why Toyota has been able to go #2. They are better at predicting what the market wants and needs.

6ballsisall
08-03-2006, 12:35 AM
Being that I work for a Toyota/GM plant I know exactly why Toyota has been able to go #2. They are better at predicting what the market wants and needs.


You'd think the American manfg. would pick up on that......building a quality, and reliable car that holds its value like a MC.........:rolleyes:

Thrall
08-03-2006, 10:19 AM
Doesn't anyone remember last year's "buy it for the same as an employee" price promotions? They don't have them this year and their sales sagged. Whodathunkit?

I've seen DC advertising employee pricing and 0% recently.

JimN
08-03-2006, 10:51 AM
What is DC?

bcampbe7
08-03-2006, 10:53 AM
What is DC?

Daimler Chrysler

JimN
08-03-2006, 10:57 AM
Oh, the company whose chairman thinks Americans are "stupid and lazy".

bcampbe7
08-03-2006, 10:59 AM
Oh, the company whose chairman thinks Americans are "stupid and lazy".


Dr. Z???:D

JimN
08-03-2006, 11:00 AM
He is the actual chairman, too.

Maristar210
08-03-2006, 11:27 AM
DC spent 500 milion on the "Ask Dr. Z" promotion. He is arrogant & dislikes Americans.

Well guess what Dr. Z?......

You are no Lee Iacocca. In fact you are no Snoop Dog either.:mad:

Steve

6ballsisall
08-03-2006, 11:32 AM
DC spent 500 milion on the "Ask Dr. Z" promotion. He is arrogant & dislikes Americans.

Well guess what Dr. Z?......

You are no Lee Iacocca. In fact you are no Snoop Dog either.:mad:

Steve


DC blows............:rolleyes: :D

JDK
08-03-2006, 12:04 PM
Doesn't anyone remember last year's "buy it for the same as an employee" price promotions? They don't have them this year and their sales sagged. Whodathunkit?

Employee pricing is on again in Canada (with Ford anyways). Apparently their #'s are still in the dumpster.

bigmac
08-03-2006, 12:28 PM
Being that I work for a Toyota/GM plant I know exactly why Toyota has been able to go #2. They are better at predicting what the market wants and needs.

Yeh, I agree. Generally, American vehicles are inferior to imports IMHO in terms of engineering and quality - a situation that was quite pronounced in the 70's and 80's, less so now. What Japanese automakers have done best over that period of time, however, is understand and cater to the US auto market. That's been taking place over almost two decades. Ford and GM have made efforts, more or less successful, to copy Japanese Quality Improvement and manufacturing methods, but their inability to judge their own market is just inexplicable IMHO.

Leroy
08-03-2006, 12:30 PM
The DC commercials are kinda funny, but do not like the one where Dr Z is in a suite and redneck southern boy in sissor cut shirt comes in ranting about gotta mention HEMI.....

LakePirate
08-03-2006, 12:35 PM
The DC commercials are kinda funny, but do not like the one where Dr Z is in a suite and redneck southern boy in sissor cut shirt comes in ranting about gotta mention HEMI.....

You mean this guy?

TMCNo1
08-03-2006, 07:18 PM
You mean this guy?



"That cain't be good!"

JimN
08-03-2006, 08:33 PM
LakePirate- is that you with the guy from the commercials? Did you get his name?

victorff
08-04-2006, 12:29 AM
Does this mean we should all let go of our MC and go and find a Toyota Epic !!! LOL

Blair
08-04-2006, 12:50 AM
W4T.

do you have the source for that article... i would like some legit evidence to prove something to a coworker

Leroy
08-04-2006, 12:52 AM
Must be early he hasn't cut off his sleeves yet!

Is that you with the man? Neighbor? :D 8p


You mean this guy?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-04-2006, 12:55 AM
W4T.

do you have the source for that article... i would like some legit evidence to prove something to a coworker
I believe it is from either tuesday or wednesday's USA today, or chicago trib. Not sure which.