Chart Of The Day: Pickup Trucks

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
chart of the day pickup trucks

Compact and mid-sizers after the jump…

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  • Nevets248 Nevets248 on Jul 19, 2010

    great job of reporting. Makes me wonder where Chevrolet gets their "every day, a thousand people switch to Chevy" line of horse shit.

  • Maximus Maximus on Jul 22, 2010

    When I look at these numbers, I ask myself, “Why are small cars and SUVs doing so well but small pickups struggling?" The answer is because they are not delivering on their goal of being efficient workhorses: great fuel economy, affordable, high towing and payload (albeit not as capable as full size). Over time, the manufacturers have strayed from the objective --- They’ve gradually become more expensive, bigger and over accessorized – so much so that you might as well go for a fullsize pickup. Compact trucks have lost their edge over full-size pickups: value-for-money ruggedness packed inside a reasonably-sized body. The Ranger gets closest to providing that – unfortunately for us its forthcoming replacement will not be sold in the US. That’s why despite all their timeline-related and legal problems I’m still rooting for Mahindra. They’re bringing us an entirely new pickup - compact, diesel-powered, fuel efficient and performance worthy of a true workhorse.

  • Ollicat I have a Spyder. The belt will last for many years or 60,000-80,000 miles. Not really a worry.
  • Redapple2 Cadillac and racing. Boy those 2 go together dont they? What a joke. Up there with opening a coffee shop in NYC. EvilGM be clowning. Again.
  • Jbltg Rear bench seat does not match the front buckets. What's up?
  • Theflyersfan The two Louisville truck plants are still operating, but not sure for how much longer. I have a couple of friends who work at a manufacturing company in town that makes cooling systems for the trucks built here. And they are on pins and needles wondering if or when they get the call to not go back to work because there are no trucks being made. That's what drives me up the wall with these strikes. The auto workers still get a minimum amount of pay even while striking, but the massive support staff that builds components, staffs temp workers, runs the logistics, etc, ends up with nothing except the bare hope that the state's crippled unemployment system can help them keep afloat. In a city where shipping (UPS central hub and they almost went on strike on August 1) and heavy manufacturing (GE Appliance Park and the Ford plants) keeps tens of thousands of people employed, plus the support companies, any prolonged shutdown is a total disaster for the city as well. UAW members - you're not getting a 38% raise right away. That just doesn't happen. Start a little lower and end this. And then you can fight the good fight against the corner office staff who make millions for being in meetings all day.
  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )