LIE: "The Big 3 Don't Sell Cars Americans Want to Buy"...

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
December 8, 2008 11:58am CST
The 20 top selling vehicles in the US are... 1 Ford F-Series P/U 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 3 Toyota Camry 4 Honda Accord 5 Toyota Corolla 6 Honda Civic 7 Nissan Altima 8 Chevrolet Impala 9 Dodge Ram P/U 10 Ford Focus 11 Honda CR-V 12 Chevrolet Cobalt 13 Chevrolet Malibu 14 GMC Sierra P/U 15 Toyota Prius 16 Ford Escape 17 Ford Fusion 18 GM Pontiac G6 19 Honda Odyssey 20 Toyota RAV4 So what does this say about the lie that the "Big 3" don't make cars we want to buy? ~12 of the top 20 are "Big 3" ~Ford has the same number of Top models as Honda and Toyota. ~#1 and #2 are made by the Big 3. The only conclusion that one can honestly come up with? It's not the vehicles, it's the mismanagement and unreasonable labor and government requirements. http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idCAN0228993220081202?rpc=611
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
8 Dec 08
The problem is the greed of everyone in the automotive industry and the change in the income tax system. My parents used to buy a new car every two years. When I bought my first car back in 1973 (a Chevy Vega), I traded it in after two years for a newer Chevy and continued to buy new vehicles every couple of years...year after year. Then two things happened. You could no longer claim the interest paid on auto loans on your income tax and the price of new vehicles jumped. My husband and I still drive American vehicles...I drive a Ford F-series pick up and he drives a Dodge Ram. What's changed is that we've had them for about five years now and plan to pay them off. The last time we checked, prices had risen drastically yet the quality and features remained more or less the same. I, personally, don't need a pick up truck and would prefer to drive a car but I'm not paying a price that I find unreasonable for a mid-sized car.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 Dec 08
Yup, like I said, mismanagement and unreasonable requirements, all of which make the Big 3 cars more expensive than they have to be.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
has anyone noticed the highest satisfaction rating on a luxury car keeps going to the KIA, one of the cheapest cars on the road?
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Assembly line workers making $40-50 an hour to perform unskilled labor is at the top of the list in a case for mismanagement. Unions have negotiated higher wages and more benefits - much more than any other employer in the United States offers - and the auto makers have agreed to pay/provide them.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 Dec 08
Especially if they are forced to pay those wages to lazy theives who are so unethical and dishonest that they would sit around playing checkers and doing crosswords puzzles in the so-called "Jobs bank" but still demand a paycheck AND unemployment benefits.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
1) Ford F-series pickup 2) Chevy Silverado pickup 3) Toyota Camary mid size luxury 4) Honda Accord mid size luxury 5) Toyota Corolla Mid size luxury I thought Americans wanted gas sipping sub compact tin cans.