January 04, 2008

Take That Environuts

The Environuts and California's Goberment claim that the auto industry isn't building the small, gas sipping vehicles that americans are clamoring for.

Well guess what?

They can take that false claim and stick it in their ass!

For all the hype about high gas prices sending consumers in droves back to fuel-sipping passenger cars, trucks big and small continue to beat cars by a healthy margin in the U.S. market.

This year, passenger car sales are down 3 percent -- almost twice the decline in trucks, according to Autodata Corp., a New Jersey-based firm that tracks vehicle sales.

Yep, that's right. People are not running out and buying cars.

General Motors Corp., for example, has seen double-digit gains in demand for its hulking Cadillac Escalade ESV and Chevrolet Suburban compared with 2006.

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition also have improved from a year ago, with the Expedition up 12.2 percent for the year. Sales are growing month to month for Chrysler LLC's new Aspen.

Large SUVs still command 5.2 percent of the U.S. auto market

Overall, light trucks claim 53 percent of U.S. car and truck sales, up from 48.7 percent at the beginning of the decade.

Light trucks claim 53% of all sales, 53% OF ALL SALES.

I bet Environuts are sitting in a corner rocking back and forth and drooling right about now.

"The decline in trucks is really not that significant -- the numbers are not telling the story that's being told out there," said Jesse Toprak, Edmunds' chief economist. "Maybe that's the perception people wanted to create so it would become a self-fulfilling prophesy."


Trucks rule, environuts drool!

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 4, 2008 09:07 AM | TrackBack

Hey, I wouldn't want to drive around in some tiny POS with half a motor! Let alone an import POS with half a motor... LOL!

Posted by: pam at January 4, 2008 10:39 AM

I like my gas drinking rig. And our next purchase will be a truck. :)

Posted by: Richmond at January 4, 2008 12:56 PM