The Truth About Cars » February 2012 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chinese Car Sales Go Limp http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chinese-car-sales-go-limp/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chinese-car-sales-go-limp/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:05:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434480 China’s February new car sales are in, and they are whatever you want them to be. They are up a lot if you look at February alone. They are down if you look at the first two months of the year. They are confused for those who don’t know where to look. 1.6087 million automobiles […]

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China’s February new car sales are in, and they are whatever you want them to be. They are up a lot if you look at February alone. They are down if you look at the first two months of the year. They are confused for those who don’t know where to look. 1.6087 million automobiles […]

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Germany In February 2012: Same Procedure As Last Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/germany-in-february-2012-same-procedure-as-last-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/germany-in-february-2012-same-procedure-as-last-year/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:12:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433535 It looks like the German new car market decided: “Last year was nice. Let’s do it again.” For a few months, the German market had retraced the prior year. In February, the prior year number has been hit with 0.0 percent precision. 224,318 cars changed hands in February, 6.7 percent more than in January, but […]

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It looks like the German new car market decided: “Last year was nice. Let’s do it again.” For a few months, the German market had retraced the prior year. In February, the prior year number has been hit with 0.0 percent precision. 224,318 cars changed hands in February, 6.7 percent more than in January, but […]

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Japan In February 2012: Market In Full Bloom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/japan-in-february-2012-market-in-full-bloom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/japan-in-february-2012-market-in-full-bloom/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:38:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433522 When Toyota announced an ambitious sales plan for 2012, and the intention to raise sales in Japan by 36 percent, a common reaction was: “Excuse me?” In February 2011, sales of passenger vehicles excluding minivehicles had been down 14.3 percent. Sales in Japan had been down for most of the year, as a result of […]

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When Toyota announced an ambitious sales plan for 2012, and the intention to raise sales in Japan by 36 percent, a common reaction was: “Excuse me?” In February 2011, sales of passenger vehicles excluding minivehicles had been down 14.3 percent. Sales in Japan had been down for most of the year, as a result of […]

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Grade The Analysts: Caldwell Wins Race Against 15.1 Million http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/grade-the-analysts-caldwell-wins-race-against-15-1-million/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/grade-the-analysts-caldwell-wins-race-against-15-1-million/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:37:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433513     Rank Analyst  GM Ford  Chrysler  SAAR SAAR Diff OEM Diff Overall 1 Jessica Caldwell (Edmunds.com) -5.0% 18.0% 32.0% 14.4 4.64% 18.15% 22.79% 2 Brian Johnson (Barclays Capital) -3.6% 7.1% 32.0% 14.3 5.30% 20.34% 25.64% 3 Jesse Toprak (TrueCar.com) -6.1% 14.0% 27.0% 14.3 5.30% 20.94% 26.24% 4 Patrick Archambault (Goldman Sachs) -2.6% 11.0% 26.0% […]

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    Rank Analyst  GM Ford  Chrysler  SAAR SAAR Diff OEM Diff Overall 1 Jessica Caldwell (Edmunds.com) -5.0% 18.0% 32.0% 14.4 4.64% 18.15% 22.79% 2 Brian Johnson (Barclays Capital) -3.6% 7.1% 32.0% 14.3 5.30% 20.34% 25.64% 3 Jesse Toprak (TrueCar.com) -6.1% 14.0% 27.0% 14.3 5.30% 20.94% 26.24% 4 Patrick Archambault (Goldman Sachs) -2.6% 11.0% 26.0% […]

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