Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    3:17 PM

GasBuddy News Article

53
votes
Big Three post big February

GasBuddy Blog -- The numbers are in for February car sales, and the Big Three are looking pretty healthy, according to an article in the NY Times today.

Highlights of the NYT article:

General Motors, the largest American automaker, said it sold 224,000 vehicles in February, a 7 percent increase from the same month in 2012.

All of G.M.'s domestic brands – Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick – had higher year-over-year sales. Cadillac led the way with a 20 percent gain.

The Ford Motor Company, the second-biggest Detroit auto company, said it sold 195,000 vehicles during the month, a 9 percent gain from a year ago.

Ford said that many of its gains came from sales of sport utilities such as the Escape and Explorer...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Mar 01, 2013 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Big Three post big February Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
snapper06
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:3,340
Points:392,055
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:23:37 PM

Good point build in USA.
MATADOR2013
Rookie Author Los Angeles

Posts:1
Points:93,270
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 12:44:12 PM

Here We go again !!!!
BDNNOD
Sophomore Author Seattle

Posts:123
Points:50,320
Joined:Mar 2013
Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:34:43 PM

I'M IN FOR KEEPING JOBS GOING FOR THE WORK-FORCE HERE IN THE USA ... IT WOULD SURE HELP-OUT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES, IF THESE COMPANIES WOULD STOP SHIFTING THE MANUFACTURING JOBS OVER TO LOWER PAYING COUNTRIES JUST TO SAVE A BUCK OR TWO.
WHATEVER HAPPENNED TO TAKE CARE OF US IN THE HOMELAND 'FIRST' ... WE HAVE A LOT OF 'HARD-WORKING' CAPABLE MEN AND WOMAN RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS.
WOULD SURE DO A 'GOOD-THING' TO BOOSTING OUR OWN ECONOMIC STANDING ... YA' THINK??
Tommyguns45
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,518
Points:881,020
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:12:23 PM

American still makes the best vehicles in the world for under $70,000
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,069
Points:2,390,890
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:01:24 AM

snapper: indeed. That's the big issue, isn't it? people buying more than they can afford.
snapper06
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:3,340
Points:392,055
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:56:07 AM

Sounds very good as long people don't forget buying more than they can afford is part of what got us into this mess
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,069
Points:2,390,890
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:47:04 AM

php: as long as "American" means, made in the USA with US labor, not Hecho en Mexico with cheap Mexican labor.
phpearso
Veteran Author Indiana

Posts:367
Points:771,100
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:06:44 PM

buying American helps us all!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,069
Points:2,390,890
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:59:32 AM

as for the sales, good for being up. Just hope that doesn't crash the auto credit market.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,069
Points:2,390,890
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:58:36 AM

bell, snerd: never news when posted by GB's senior analyst, PD aka Patrick DeHaan.
snerd
All-Star Author Pennsylvania

Posts:935
Points:666,700
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:27:34 PM

Old news
UseLessGasFolks
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:8,598
Points:2,044,350
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:04:16 PM


Good thing we saved them.
bell013
All-Star Author Atlanta

Posts:526
Points:100,275
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:19:48 AM

Old news.
rockymountman
Champion Author Roanoke

Posts:3,926
Points:879,295
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:50:11 AM

i think that trend will go the other way with the recent tax increases and the sequester issue.
UncaLar
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:2,031
Points:430,900
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:42:01 AM

Good for them!
kevin9324
Rookie Author Massachusetts

Posts:27
Points:421,185
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:38:11 AM

good to hear
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:46,293
Points:3,126,535
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:36:32 AM

Big Three post big February? There is Not any good news unless the Big 3 take over a majority of the auto sales, two of them pay back ALL of the taxpayer bailout money and they build ALL of their vehicles in the US. Otherwise, close mouth, shut up and work harder to a better goal!
New Vehilce? In this Economy and the severe lack of Jobs? I will drive my vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, Plug In, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt, Peugeot or an NYC/Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
alwaysridin88
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,029
Points:1,244,655
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:32:14 AM

Glad to see domestic cars doing better.
moenkopi23
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:4,249
Points:1,046,030
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:31:40 AM

May they continue to do so.
OldMan322
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:11,031
Points:2,368,345
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:31:37 AM

May go up more as E-15 kills more cars
gsofrs
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:7,258
Points:1,964,425
Joined:Apr 2009
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:30:46 AM

Still need to conserve.
Bill100
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:45,940
Points:1,894,155
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:29:39 AM

Day 2 if not Day 3
W4YAH
Champion Author Florida

Posts:2,795
Points:634,675
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:28:04 AM

Good for them!!
bull2010
Sophomore Author Houston

Posts:246
Points:1,052,235
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:27:42 AM

Keep competitive, they will sell.
Rick01
Champion Author Utah

Posts:12,278
Points:3,124,655
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:27:21 AM

Older than the Wyo. story.
miser73
Champion Author Gary

Posts:3,666
Points:821,525
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:25:11 AM

This story is old enough to need a shave.
yanman22
All-Star Author Rochester

Posts:700
Points:104,045
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:54 AM

more old news
PENNYPINCHR
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:6,731
Points:2,729,135
Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:28 AM

Only if GM would pay back the billions of dollars they owe the tax payers........
plbell627
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:8,010
Points:1,936,030
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:27 AM


OLD NEWS get New Articles
4BigBob
Champion Author Madison

Posts:3,825
Points:2,862,545
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:27 AM

old news
pastorpaulcg
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:3,615
Points:778,235
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:23 AM

Cool
Digger52
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:5,436
Points:1,617,100
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:02 AM

Old, but good news. . .
JWHITE1937
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:3,529
Points:1,192,655
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:23:30 AM

Good news
Chadgas
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,114
Points:2,923,865
Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:23:27 AM

Old news. Thanks again.
hawkman1950
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,918
Points:1,321,580
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:22:53 AM

More old news.
Gramps001
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:8,203
Points:1,900,145
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:22:36 AM

DITTO
Gassed01
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:9,469
Points:2,562,350
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:22:33 AM

Slow news day. Move on.
mediccoy
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:15,804
Points:3,089,745
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:21:55 AM

Ok, now some NEW news.
ByGuy
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:10,908
Points:2,447,580
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:20:42 AM

Consumer confidence?
survken
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:5,125
Points:903,135
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:45 AM

Good, now move on.
TommyTraveler
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:11,831
Points:2,448,880
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:29 AM

Old news.
mrsports007
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:11,970
Points:2,338,685
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:23 AM

i really find this hard to believe. ford has really done well but chrysler not so sure about.
nwhawk
Champion Author Kansas

Posts:4,884
Points:1,305,925
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:09 AM

old news
tdc007
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:3,921
Points:1,138,985
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:18:33 AM

Old
lewpuckett
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:1,515
Points:1,256,065
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:18:25 AM

old
kobes1
Champion Author Florida

Posts:5,742
Points:1,334,130
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:18:13 AM

Come on!
danlanman
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:6,495
Points:1,498,945
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:17:43 AM

repeat
bobcatfan
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,060
Points:1,342,440
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:17:24 AM

Getting old...
RamboOn66
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:8,355
Points:2,630,325
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:17:07 AM

Won't last.
Edpap
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:7,982
Points:1,185,650
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:17:04 AM

Chrysler is foreign where are toyaota and Honda?
RobertSpratt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:7,984
Points:1,798,320
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:16:01 AM

Buy American!
Post a reply Back to Topics