September Sales Snapshot: Total Volume And Market Share

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  • Johnthacker Johnthacker on Oct 04, 2009
    Last month, GM outsold Toyota in the US by 23%. They outsold Ford by 36%. Hyundai? 192%. None of these companies is any danger of making GM irrelevent anytime soon. Sept 09 '08 YTD GM 155679 -45% -36% Toyota 126015 -19% -27% Ford 114241 -5% -22% Hyundai/Kia 53134 +25% +1.4% Just for fun, let's extrapolate out the year-on-year changes for the month to 2010: Ford 108529 Toyota 102072 GM 85623 Hyundai/Kia 66417 For perhaps a more accurate number, let's use year to date: GM 99634 Toyota 91991 Ford 89108 Hyundai/Kia 53878 The attitude of the head in the sand GM and Chrysler defenders are absurd. Irrelevant? No. In danger of losing its #1 position in US auto sales? Absolutely.
  • Umterp85 Umterp85 on Oct 04, 2009

    @ Texn3 & Pourspeller---sorry for the over the top post---just trying to lighten things up and go on a ridiculous rant about Ford like a certain other commentator. In fact Pourspeller...I currently own 3 Ford vehicles ('05 Mustang, '07 Lincoln MKX, '10 Lincoln MKZ) that have been terrific in every aspect including quality /reliability. Speaking of the devil...P71_Crown Vic.....please give me a Ford dealer where you can get a Crown Vic ? They may still be in production for the Police...not us common folks.

  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X I use a now discontinued Kuhmo AT tire that is surprisingly good in the snow, even in 2WD. However since most of my driving is on road, I'm going to look for a more highway friendly tire for smoother quiet. I'm sure it can still handle the forest roads leading to my fishing spots.
  • MaintenanceCosts So this is really just a restyled VW Fox. Craptacular tin can but fun to drive in a "makes ordinary traffic seem like a NASCAR race" kind of way.
  • THX1136 While reading the article a thought crossed my mind. Does Mexico have a fairly good charging infrastructure in place? Knowing that it is a bit poorer economy than the US relatively speaking, that thought along with who's buying came to mind.
  • Lou_BC Maybe if I ever buy a new car or CUV
  • Lou_BC How about telling China and Mexico, we'll accept 1 EV for every illegal you take off our hands ;)