"To Tell You the Truth, in All This Excitement, I've Kinda Lost Track Myself"

William C Montgomery
by William C Montgomery
to tell you the truth in all this excitement ive kinda lost track myself

Yesterday was Black Tuesday for the American auto industry. TTAC's bloggers worked their fingers to the bone trying to keep up with an abandoned airport's worth of bad news. And still we didn't get it all. Anyway, it’s official. For the first time in sixteen years (since December 1992), a car has outsold the ubiquitous Ford F-series pickup trucks. Make that, FOUR cars. Last month, [Edmund's] "seismic shift" sent buyers into Toyota and Honda dealerships seeking fuel efficient sedans, rather than gas guzzling pickup trucks and SUVs. The Toyotas Corolla and Camry, and Hondas Civic and Accord, each outsold Ford's venerable tpickup. Feebly trying to explain F-series’ fifth place finish, Ford’s head sales honcho Jim Farley said, “May was a watershed month. We are, as an industry, catching up with the breathtaking choices customers are now making.” Meanwhile, this simple pistonhead asks: how this could be such a big surprise to a FoMoCo executive?

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  • Jaje Jaje on Jun 04, 2008

    @ Mj0lnir: Nope - I just made a random thought post same as Airhen did. Don't read into it too much - this is just an Internet post.

  • Crc Crc on Jun 04, 2008

    Regarding Mark Fields. Obviously, the source for all of Mark Fields power was in his mullet. His performance has severly diminished since he cut it.

  • Jolo Jolo on Jun 04, 2008

    Actually, the title should have read: “To tell you the truth, in all this excrement, I’ve kinda lost track myself”

  • Incitatus Incitatus on Jun 04, 2008
    Mj0lnir : @ jaje : June 4th, 2008 at 10:03 am Are you angry that Airhen is happy with his purchase, that you don’t enjoy your purchase, that Airhen doesn’t share your worldview, or some combination of the three? Airhen mentality (see "I can run tem over if needed be") it's just stupid, infantile and plain dangerous. Did I mention stupid? I am really pissed to see this kind of thinking in a lot of drivers of big SUVs/trucks out there. I am just happy the gas price is driving this mentality to extinction indirectly by killing the SUVs/Trucks market. I love Jaje post as an Airhen rebuttal.