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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:23 PM
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Bigger cars come back with area shoppers
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Source: Inland Empire & Inland Valley Breaking News

By Joe Smilor on December 6, 2008

Americans are once again embracing their gas-guzzling
sport-utility vehicles.

Falling gas prices and manufacturer's incentives are making
SUVs and trucks more affordable than ever.

"My business has tripled in the last month," said Michael
Wilcock, a fleet manager at Richard Hibbard Chevrolet in

Five diesel trucks rolled off the lot over the Black Friday
weekend, when retailers traditionally go into the black, or
show a profit.

"We were swamped," said Stacy Queen, internet sales
manager. These days, Queen gets five to 10 calls a week
asking for price quotes on Tahoes or Suburbans.

"We reached 60 percent of our sales goal by the middle of
November," he said.

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  -Bigger cars come back with area shoppers Mark E. Smith  Dec-06-08 11:23 PM   #0 
  - Ah, nothing like America's collective  enlightenment   Dec-06-08 11:27 PM   #1 
  - Couldn't have said it better... How pathetic.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-06-08 11:40 PM   #2 
     - Then they will cry and complain when they cannot afford to drive when prices go back up.. idiots  justaregularperson   Dec-07-08 01:31 AM   #11 
        - Nah, they'll just hide the SUV and report it stolen for the insurance money.  DUlover2909   Dec-07-08 01:46 AM   #12 
  - "Stupid humans. Stupid, stupid humans." --Ed Wood in Plan 9.  fiziwig   Dec-06-08 11:42 PM   #3 
  - Must be your area, I went by the dealers lots tonight and they are packed..  Historic NY   Dec-06-08 11:42 PM   #4 
  - sounds like AIG and their club med vay-cay  RainDog   Dec-06-08 11:57 PM   #5 
  - I didn't know they were gone.  barb162   Dec-07-08 12:16 AM   #6 
  - Some of us are like the Titanic crew that realize the ship is sinking,  JohnyCanuck   Dec-07-08 12:23 AM   #7 
  - No bailout necessary!  wtmusic   Dec-07-08 12:35 AM   #8 
  - GO LEMMINGS, GO! n/t  nebenaube   Dec-07-08 12:51 AM   #9 
  - How about 'SOME bigger cars come back with SOME area shoppers?'  elleng   Dec-07-08 01:12 AM   #10 
  - "area shoppers" - This item is actually about one dealership. nt  greyl   Dec-07-08 01:48 AM   #13 
  - Wow, my fellow Americans really are that stupid?!  tavalon   Dec-07-08 04:19 AM   #14 
  - I bet those 5 diesel trucks were bought by businesses that need them  CRF450   Dec-07-08 04:32 AM   #15 
  - I'm skeptical.  caseymoz   Dec-07-08 05:26 AM   #16 
  - With ya'  TheBorealAvenger   Dec-07-08 06:55 AM   #19 
  - You seem to forget how "short" Americans memories are.  pattmarty   Dec-07-08 09:01 AM   #22 
     - Fine play on words there.  caseymoz   Dec-08-08 02:11 AM   #26 
  - Sounds like "some people say" bullshit to me too. nt  bemildred   Dec-07-08 10:29 AM   #24 
  - obesity epidemic  greymattermom   Dec-07-08 05:51 AM   #17 
  - Bite me and my....  Number_Six   Dec-07-08 06:06 AM   #18 
  - What fools these mortals be..............  Faith No More   Dec-07-08 08:41 AM   #20 
  - Are Americans really that stupid???? Anyone with an ounce..........  pattmarty   Dec-07-08 08:55 AM   #21 
  - Actually. congress voted to keep stupid from going extinct  ohio2007   Dec-07-08 10:12 AM   #23 
  - Electric Car Sales in Freefall; Industry Risks Collapse  ohio2007   Dec-07-08 10:46 AM   #25 

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