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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:37 AM
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SUVs, trucks stuck on car lots (Watch for incentives in Sept and Oct)
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New car dealers around here either own or lease "overflow" space. Those lots are currently loaded with pickups and large SUVs.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20066090...

SUVs, trucks stuck on car lots
'06 models hit by higher gas prices

BY KATIE MERX and ANGELA TABLAC
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITERS

September 2, 2006


Detroit's automakers struggled to unload large inventories of trucks and SUVs last month, despite generous incentive offers, as U.S. consumers continue to favor smaller fuel-efficient vehicles.

General Motors Corp. reported on Friday a respectable month with a nearly 4% increase from last year's tepid August sales. But Ford Motor Co. continued to slide, with overall sales down 11.6% -- trucks down 21%, cars up 8.5% -- from a strong August 2005.

"We're certainly benefiting in the midsize car segment," said George Pipas, Ford's U.S. sales analysis manager, highlighting sales of the Ford Fusion and related Lincoln and Mercury models.

Toyota Motor Corp. continued its record pace, again topping DaimlerChrysler AG, but slipping back behind Ford, which it had outsold for the first time in July.

DaimlerChrysler treaded water. Its sales fell just 3% in August, compared with the same month a year ago, but it continues to carry higher than desirable inventory levels.

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  -SUVs, trucks stuck on car lots (Watch for incentives in Sept and Oct) Bozita  Sep-02-06 07:37 AM   #0 
  - GM and others have...  miketorse   Sep-02-06 07:39 AM   #1 
  - The board of directors at GM fucked up big time.  Selatius   Sep-02-06 07:48 AM   #2 
  - Because the knew better than the American public........  ClintonTyree   Sep-02-06 07:56 AM   #3 
  - I'm waiting  michreject   Sep-02-06 09:57 AM   #5 
  - order a diesel and convert it to bio-diesel..  Tellurian   Sep-02-06 11:36 AM   #8 
  - I am giving serious thoughts  michreject   Sep-02-06 11:40 AM   #9 
  - No need to convert a diesel engine to run Bio.  tammywammy   Sep-02-06 12:37 PM   #12 
     - here is the info for both..  Tellurian   Sep-02-06 02:48 PM   #16 
  - The alternative is Fischer-Topp coal liquification  NickB79   Sep-04-06 02:30 PM   #58 
  - and let's not forget all those tax incentives...  theanarch   Sep-02-06 01:33 PM   #15 
  - You know - it's funny, but just about everyone  greccogirl   Sep-02-06 09:41 PM   #34 
  - What the American public wanted was something exciting  krispos42   Sep-02-06 10:08 PM   #37 
  - Good history lesson, krispos42. And I agree 100% with you on the plug-in.  reprobate   Sep-03-06 06:40 PM   #48 
     - Oh, there's more problems that have to be overcome  krispos42   Sep-04-06 04:13 AM   #50 
        - I can see you've put a lot of thought into this.  reprobate   Sep-04-06 01:26 PM   #57 
        - Oh, I can't speculate about that in a public forum :-)  krispos42   Sep-04-06 03:25 PM   #62 
           - Great ideas, and I'd add a CVT to the mix.  reprobate   Sep-04-06 06:35 PM   #67 
              - Yeah, but the consumer reports on them are mixed  krispos42   Sep-04-06 09:32 PM   #69 
        - Forget DC electric motors  jmowreader   Sep-05-06 06:29 PM   #74 
  - this feels like deja vu  BareNakedLiberal   Sep-04-06 12:18 PM   #55 
     - The crisis back then was artificial  krispos42   Sep-04-06 03:37 PM   #64 
        - or maybe they will dust off some of the patents  BareNakedLiberal   Sep-04-06 06:25 PM   #66 
           - Oh, god, not the 100 mpg carburator again... :-)  krispos42   Sep-04-06 09:19 PM   #68 
  - Yeah, whatever....  jakefrep   Sep-02-06 10:45 AM   #7 
  - Don't ya know  michreject   Sep-02-06 06:42 PM   #23 
  - Of course not  jakefrep   Sep-05-06 09:57 PM   #75 
  - Should we let drug pushers off the hook too  Protagoras   Sep-04-06 12:16 PM   #54 
     - What the hell is that supposed to mean?  jakefrep   Sep-05-06 10:01 PM   #76 
  - Guess the head honchos missed the warning of "putting all eggs in one  salin   Sep-02-06 09:37 PM   #32 
  - Here's an incentive: Make environmentally friendly, fuel efficient cars!  Dover   Sep-02-06 08:19 AM   #4 
  - would it be fair to say  NJCher   Sep-02-06 10:05 AM   #6 
  - I could not disagree more  Rosemary2205   Sep-02-06 01:01 PM   #13 
     - Good point  david_vincent   Sep-02-06 01:19 PM   #14 
     - Please don't take this the wrong way  LeftyMom   Sep-02-06 03:57 PM   #18 
     - The problem here ...  heliarc   Sep-02-06 05:25 PM   #20 
     - I agree..  sendero   Sep-02-06 07:28 PM   #27 
     - I raised two kids in a four cylinder sedan. They both  greccogirl   Sep-02-06 09:44 PM   #35 
     - Please be careful -  greccogirl   Sep-02-06 09:45 PM   #36 
  - But Just Months Ago SUV's Were Supposedly Flying Off The Lots  cryingshame   Sep-02-06 11:48 AM   #10 
  - Kick to the Top. Anyone who buys an SUV is a FOOL.  sarcasmo   Sep-02-06 12:31 PM   #11 
  - Unless you need it for your farming needs like we do  mtnester   Sep-02-06 04:18 PM   #19 
  - Yeah...  heliarc   Sep-02-06 05:28 PM   #21 
     - We have two Chevy Silverado full size pickup trucks  mtnester   Sep-02-06 05:53 PM   #22 
        - I'm with you...  heliarc   Sep-02-06 07:29 PM   #28 
           - Also, if one pulls a heavy trailer, the only option is suv or pick-up  herbster   Sep-02-06 10:47 PM   #38 
  - I'll lease then......eom  michreject   Sep-02-06 06:45 PM   #24 
  - Nice! Great chance to own a Hummer  Lastlaughin08   Sep-02-06 03:06 PM   #17 
  - After I get the GM 4X4 truck  michreject   Sep-02-06 06:48 PM   #25 
  - You may want a GM truck...  heliarc   Sep-03-06 10:47 AM   #40 
     - Quote....But you're not the majority of people...  michreject   Sep-03-06 04:34 PM   #44 
        - In this case  heliarc   Sep-03-06 05:46 PM   #46 
           - I'm 53 years old  michreject   Sep-03-06 06:25 PM   #47 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-04-06 03:01 PM   #61 
                 - Who in hell do you think you are?  michreject   Sep-04-06 06:12 PM   #65 
  - Alas, a used Hummer. The stopped selling them a couple of months ago  krispos42   Sep-04-06 04:17 AM   #51 
  - Not trading in my CRV anytime soon  CatholicEdHead   Sep-02-06 06:51 PM   #26 
  - Chrysler tore out the expanse of grass at one of their  spindrifter   Sep-02-06 07:32 PM   #29 
  - I thought GM was coming out with a new fuel efficient Tahoe  Alacrat   Sep-02-06 08:00 PM   #30 
  - Must of GM's hybrids have been PR  CatholicEdHead   Sep-02-06 08:38 PM   #31 
  - I'm not sorry for them. It is  greccogirl   Sep-02-06 09:39 PM   #33 
  - Agree...  Duke Newcombe   Sep-03-06 01:58 AM   #39 
  - They have been making small and efficient cars for a while  krispos42   Sep-04-06 04:57 AM   #52 
  - OK, I'm biased.  Seabiscuit   Sep-03-06 03:31 PM   #41 
  - When I bought my SUV in the early 90's  Rosemary2205   Sep-03-06 04:13 PM   #43 
     - I got this nagging feeling, after posting and then reading this thread  Seabiscuit   Sep-03-06 06:49 PM   #49 
        - Before  Rosemary2205   Sep-04-06 12:04 PM   #53 
        - I don't imagine you think of yourself as a typical SUV consumer. n/t  Seabiscuit   Sep-04-06 01:04 PM   #56 
           - I don't think in terms of typical or not.  Rosemary2205   Sep-04-06 02:39 PM   #59 
              - Kudos. And I agree with you:  Seabiscuit   Sep-04-06 02:54 PM   #60 
        - Not new to the market  michreject   Sep-05-06 06:51 AM   #70 
           - Thanks for the info. I had no idea.  Seabiscuit   Sep-05-06 11:02 AM   #71 
              - The original full size Blazer  michreject   Sep-05-06 02:57 PM   #72 
                 - Well, I'd seen those, and to me they're still pickup trucks  Seabiscuit   Sep-05-06 11:42 PM   #77 
                    - No difference  michreject   Sep-06-06 05:35 AM   #78 
                       - Interesting link. But I wouldn't come to the same conclusion.  Seabiscuit   Sep-06-06 08:31 AM   #79 
                          - I've offered several examples  michreject   Sep-06-06 10:20 AM   #80 
                             - Fine.  Seabiscuit   Sep-06-06 02:46 PM   #81 
  - Not to worry  catmandu57   Sep-03-06 03:45 PM   #42 
  - Support this bill  IChing   Sep-03-06 04:38 PM   #45 
  - no doubt  allisonthegreat   Sep-04-06 03:36 PM   #63 
  - Excellent! I'm planning on trading in my SUV....  MarkTwain   Sep-05-06 03:19 PM   #73 
 

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