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Unbelievable Us Auto Sales Numbers

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Seems US buyers are downsizing and cutting back, a evidenced by sales numbers for the MINI, hm maybe there is some hope for our manufacturing sector. These numbers are YOY February BTW.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/04/by-the-...-february-2008/

Biggest Winner

MINI 38.5% at 3,415 (2/07: 2,368)

Biggest Loser

Saturn –36.1% at 14,801 (2/07: 22,225)

BRANDS

Acura –8.0% at 13,084 (2/07: 13,658)

Audi –10.6% at 6,152 (2/07: 6,609)

BMW –10.5% at 20,775 (2/07: 22,274)

Buick –18.9% at 12,768 (2/07: 15,108)

Cadillac –2.1% at 14,420 (2/07:14,142)

Chevrolet –14.7% at 166,166 (2/07: 187,088)

Chrysler –13.2% at 41,709 (2/07: 46,112)

Dodge –19.35 at 76,141 (2/07: 90,618)

Ford –8.9% at 164,915 (2/07: 173,794)

GMC –22.7% at 33,237 (2/07: 41,279)

Honda 1.9% at 102,313 (2/07: 96,368)

HUMMER –22.7% at 3,362 (2/07: 4,177)

Hyundai –13.5% at 31,090 (2/07: 34,500)

Infiniti –0.4% at 10,068 (2/07: 9,704)

Jaguar –14.3% at 1,063 (2/07: 1,191)

Jeep –18% at 32,243 (2/07: 37,776)

Kia –10.2% at 21,988 (2/07: 23,512)

Land Rover –12.9% at 2,819 (2/07: 3,106)

Lexus –9.3% at 21,277 (2/07: 22,518)

Lincoln –14.6% at 9,573 (2/07:

Mazda 2.5% at 23,548 (2/07: 22,060)

Mercedes 3% at 18,564 (2/07: 17,304)

Mercury –25% at 10,806 (2/07: 13,843)

MINI 38.5% at 3,415 (2/07: 2,368)

Mitsubishi –10.1% at 9,105 (2/07: 9,726)

Nissan –3.2% at 76,151 (2/07: 75,514)

Pontiac –6.5% at 23,935 (2/07: 24,563)

Porsche –16.3% at 1,715 (2/07: 1,967)

Saab –25% at 1,734 (2/07: 2,221)

Saturn –36.1% at 14,801 (2/07: 22,225)

Subaru –3.8% at 12,907 (2/07: 12,875)

Suzuki –1.6% at 8,800 (2/07: 8,585)

Toyota –6.3% at 160,892 (2/07: 164,812)

Volkswagen –2.9% at 16,556 (2/07: 16,367)

Volvo –14.8% at 7,505 (2/07: 8,453)

COMPANIES

BMW Group –5.8% at 24,190 (2/07: 24,642)

Chrysler Group –17.4% at 150,093 (2/07: 174,506)

Ford Motor Co –10.6% at 196,681 (2/07: 211,150)

General Motors –16.7% at 270,423 (2/07: 311,763)

Honda America 0.7% at 115,397 (2/07: 110,026)

Nissan North America –2.9% at 86,219 (2/07: 85,218)

Toyota Motor Co. –6.6% at 182,169 (2/07: 187,330)

Out of the 35 brands we track, only four improved their daily average sales rate versus the same month last year: Honda (1.9%), Mazda (2.5%), Mercedes-Benz (3%) and our Biggest Winner, MINI (38.5%). Leap year is to blame, as the rare return of February 29th offered most automakers an extra to day to suck.

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If there is anyone who disagrees that there isn't a recession in the USA right now, I'd love to hear them explain these figures away.

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If there is anyone who disagrees that there isn't a recession in the USA right now, I'd love to hear them explain these figures away.

The American people have finally awoken to the awful realisation that all the cars for sale there are rubbish?

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If there is anyone who disagrees that there isn't a recession in the USA right now, I'd love to hear them explain these figures away.

....leap year, 29 february bulls***.

wait for it.

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The American people have finally awoken to the awful realisation that all the cars for sale there are rubbish?

Most of them are built to take the rubbish :P

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The American people have finally awoken to the awful realisation that all the cars for sale there are rubbish?

The Holy Trinity are all sold in the US with much the same spec as Europe: Audi-BMW-Mercedes.

Lexus are also very popular and are rated by JD Powers as No. 1 in quality.

They also sell a lot of Porsches in the US. So I am not so sure that the cars for sale in the US are exactly rubbish. :blink:

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The Holy Trinity are all sold in the US with much the same spec as Europe: Audi-BMW-Mercedes.

Lexus are also very popular and are rated by JD Powers as No. 1 in quality.

They also sell a lot of Porsches in the US. So I am not so sure that the cars for sale in the US are exactly rubbish. :blink:

Spoilsport..

I was thinking more about the big US brands.. like the car we hired for out trip up the pacific coast highway - would have been more fun if it went round corners at more than 10mph.

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The Holy Trinity are all sold in the US with much the same spec as Europe: Audi-BMW-Mercedes.

Lexus are also very popular and are rated by JD Powers as No. 1 in quality.

They also sell a lot of Porsches in the US. So I am not so sure that the cars for sale in the US are exactly rubbish. :blink:

RB, US made cars for most are heaps of junk put together with straw and spit. Made to last 2 years or so. I used to work for GM and know the products very well.

there is no comparison between a BMW and the equivalent range Chrysler. not in a million years

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RB, US made cars for most are heaps of junk put together with straw and spit. Made to last 2 years or so. I used to work for GM and know the products very well.

there is no comparison between a BMW and the equivalent range Chrysler. not in a million years

I just don't understand American car makers - they got their act together produced good cars for a bit after being condemned for the 80s crap. In 1993 I spent 3 weeks in New England driving a 3 litre Buick Regal Straight 6. It was well made, quiet, as frugal as any European 3.0 (30mpg) and handled fine.

In 2005 I drove a Chrysler something or other 2.5 4 door - rubbish.

Last year I drove a Chrysler 300 2.7 which was OK but more thirsty than the Regal and the handling was terrible. Nice

for cruising the Gulf Coast though. :P

It just seems like the American Makers (maybe excepting Caddillac and Olds) do the minimum to maintain sales at any point in time and don't care if their cars are inferior to earlier incarnations. Are they basically lazy? Where's their pride?

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I just don't understand American car makers - they got their act together produced good cars for a bit after being condemned for the 80s crap. In 1993 I spent 3 weeks in New England driving a 3 litre Buick Regal Straight 6. It was well made, quiet, as frugal as any European 3.0 (30mpg) and handled fine.

In 2005 I drove a Chrysler something or other 2.5 4 door - rubbish.

Last year I drove a Chrysler 300 2.7 which was OK but more thirsty than the Regal and the handling was terrible. Nice

for cruising the Gulf Coast though. :P

It just seems like the American Makers (maybe excepting Caddillac and Olds) do the minimum to maintain sales at any point in time and don't care if their cars are inferior to earlier incarnations. Are they basically lazy? Where's their pride?

it's all about supply chain cost. the new Mustang is not structurally more evolved than the 1964 one. Same rear suspension. All to reduce cost. Unfortunately US car makers have a huge workmanforce cost that kills any significant tech progress in any car unless you are talking the top range Cadillac or Corvette.

The rest is still very old fashioned.

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Leap year is to blame, as the rare return of February 29th offered most automakers an extra to day to suck.

Love that! :lol:

And why would American cars need good cornering. They don't have corners, just slight bends to accommodate the curvature of the Earth. :P

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Love that! :lol:

And why would American cars need good cornering. They don't have corners, just slight bends to accommodate the curvature of the Earth. :P

LA seemed to be one big grid. So you should be able to go anywhere with only turning one right angle.

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