By on November 1, 2010

Tomorrow, you have two choices:

1.)    Go vote.

2.)    Watch the real time reporting of October new car sales on TTAC.

What should you do?

Go vote.

Automakers have strong opinions. Stronger than some candidates. Some report tomorrow, as it is the custom. Some wait until Wednesday.

About a dozen brands including Hyundai, Subaru and Volkswagen are planning to stick to Tuesday, the same day American voters will determine which political party will control the U.S. House and Senate and 37 state governorships, reports Automotive News.

Chrysler, GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda and several others will wait until Wednesday. With the big names reporting a day later, it should remain interesting until the last number is in.

But there will be a first: For once, Volkswagen won’t be last to report.

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13 Comments on “Decision 2010: Vote, Or Watch Car Sales?...”


  • avatar

    Do both with a Smart Phone. Waiting in lines is no biggie with TTAC on your phone, right?

  • avatar

    Vote. If you want to keep more of your paycheck to buy car stuff.

  • avatar
    SVX pearlie

    Subie, VW and Hyundai report tomorrow? No wonder – they’re the big 3 winners in the current car market, so no need to adjust.

    Chrysler, et al, waiting a day? Not winners.

    I wonder if the Treas had a hand in the timing.

    Just imagine if GM and Chrysler release horrible numbers at the very start of the day tomorrow – GM and (especially) Chrysler could easily turn the election into a referendum on Obama’s Auto Bailout.

  • avatar
    CMK

    I will wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and go to sleep. Just like any other day.

  • avatar
    obbop

    Vote the bums out so they can earn their real rewards that await politicians that do not err extremely badly while in office (obey their real masters… the future job providers) as they take their positions in the corporate system and/or within special-interest groups and/or enter the lucrative “speakers market.”

  • avatar

    Neither. I voted early, and I’m not interested until I see how Ford and GM is doing.
    I’ll be keeping my eye out on a Supreme Court case tomorrow.

  • avatar
    confused1096

    Already did early voting.

  • avatar
    Educator(of teachers)Dan

    Vote unless you’re gonna put “enhanced figures” on the screen to go with the sales figures.

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    that photo is incomprehensible
    obviously boris johnson and ken livingstone
     
    looks like some hot clown on asian porn action is gonna go down…

  • avatar
    Kendahl

    A friend of mine once said, “Don’t vote. It just encourages them.”
     
    I believe that every ballot should have “None of the Above” as a choice. If None of the Above gets the most votes, hold the election all over again with the original slate of candidates ineligible to run. This would eliminate having to choose between bad and worse.

  • avatar
    John Horner

    I can both brush my teeth and get to work in the morning, so I don’t see any reason I can’t both vote (takes about 15 minutes) and check in on TTAC.
     

  • avatar

    I’m going to vote just so that I can have the pleasure of voting for Sander Levin’s opponent. Political ideologies aside, he expected me to believe that his last name had nothing to do with his son’s appointment as Deputy (now Acting) Director of Michigan’s Dept. of Labor and Economic Development.
    I don’t even know the name of the person running against him. I don’t care. Levin tried to bullsh*t me to my face. This was after he was 45 minutes late for scheduled meetings with his constituents at an event his office was co-sponsoring. When I said something about him being late, his response was “I was doing something very important”. Maybe I should have asked him exactly what he was doing. In any sense “doing something very important” = “my constituents’ time doesn’t really matter, I’m important”, so screw him, I’m voting for the other guy. Taxpayers have supported the Levin brothers and their families pretty well for at least a couple of generations.
    When I was growing up in a middle class neighborhood in Detroit I had a US senator as a neighbor, Pat McNamara. Carl Levin sits in the seat he held. Pat entered politics after he was 50 and had worked as a mechanical contractor.
    Sander Levin worked very briefly as a lawyer before entering politics. His son Andy has never worked in the private sector, going through a series of jobs working for labor unions or being appointed to political patronage jobs, like his current one. Andy moved from Washington to Michigan in 2006 to run for state senate. He lost. Three months later Jenny Granholm named him to the $124,000/yr + bennies job. He’s never worked in the private sector but he’s now in charge of economic development in Michigan and his father thinks he’s highly qualified.
    Andy Levin lives in Bloomfield Township. While it isn’t Franklin, Bingham Farms or Grosse Pointe, it’s still home to some of the most expensive real estate in Michigan. It’s a hell of a lot fancier neighborhood than the one Pat McNamara lived in.

    I’m tired of a ruling class that believes in hereditary privilege and feeds us bullcrap. Political ideologies aside, throw the bums out. The truth is that Sander Levin has a pretty safe district and my vote for his opponent will be thrown away. At least I have the comfort of knowing that Granholm is term limited and Rick Snyder, who’s in a different party will most likely win, so Andy Levin’s cushy job in Lansing will be over in January.
     

  • avatar
    obbop

    “There’s class warfare, all right, Mr. (Warren) Buffett said, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

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