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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...


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Submitted Mar 01, 2013 By: PD
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snapper06
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Good point build in USA.
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MATADOR2013
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 12:44:12 PM

Here We go again !!!!
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BDNNOD
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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??
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:12:23 PM

American still makes the best vehicles in the world for under $70,000
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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.
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snapper06
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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
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honda0105
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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.
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buying American helps us all!
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honda0105
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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.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:58:36 AM

bell, snerd: never news when posted by GB's senior analyst, PD aka Patrick DeHaan.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:27:34 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:04:16 PM


Good thing we saved them.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:19:48 AM

Old news.
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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.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:42:01 AM

Good for them!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:38:11 AM

good to hear
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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!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:32:14 AM

Glad to see domestic cars doing better.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:31:40 AM

May they continue to do so.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:31:37 AM

May go up more as E-15 kills more cars
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Still need to conserve.
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Day 2 if not Day 3
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:28:04 AM

Good for them!!
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Keep competitive, they will sell.
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Older than the Wyo. story.
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This story is old enough to need a shave.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:54 AM

more old news
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:28 AM

Only if GM would pay back the billions of dollars they owe the tax payers........
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:27 AM


OLD NEWS get New Articles
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:27 AM

old news
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Cool
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:24:02 AM

Old, but good news. . .
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:23:30 AM

Good news
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:23:27 AM

Old news. Thanks again.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:22:53 AM

More old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:22:36 AM

DITTO
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Slow news day. Move on.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:21:55 AM

Ok, now some NEW news.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:20:42 AM

Consumer confidence?
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Good, now move on.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:29 AM

Old news.
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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.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 8:19:09 AM

old news
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Old
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old
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Come on!
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repeat
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Getting old...
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Won't last.
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Chrysler is foreign where are toyaota and Honda?
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