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  • Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Ford-O...-to-Climb.html

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    Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

    They are doing even better in Canada ... when our Ford rep. was around this week, he mentioned that the sales here were up 51% vs. last year. They have some good product now and more coming, hopefully they can keep things going.


    cheers
    Ed N.
    Ed Nicholson - Caledon Ontario - a bit NW of Toronto
    07 Mustang GT with some stuff
    88 T-Bird Turbo Coupe 5-speed

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    • #3
      Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

      Originally posted by BangShift Forum Admin
      Outside of two months in 1998 when GM was crippled by strikes, February 2010 was the first time that Ford outsold General Motors since 1960. The margin was slim, and lots of sales came from the fleet side of the business, but the final tally for the month showed 141,951 sold for GM and 142,006 sold for Ford.
      Good for them !

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      • #4
        Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

        Originally posted by White Monster
        Originally posted by BangShift Forum Admin
        Outside of two months in 1998 when GM was crippled by strikes, February 2010 was the first time that Ford outsold General Motors since 1960. The margin was slim, and lots of sales came from the fleet side of the business, but the final tally for the month showed 141,951 sold for GM and 142,006 sold for Ford.
        Good for them !
        Ditto.

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        • #5
          Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

          Likely a bigger factor than GM's purported lack of inventory is Toyota pulling most of its top-sellers off the market for over a quarter of February.

          Toyota is about to start a huge price/warranty war to regain market share. Thus, I expect both GM and Ford suffer a little while 'Yoda will rebound some. Fuel prices are starting to inch back up. The uncertainty over the Greek financial crisis and continued U.S. unemployment also casts a pawl over long-term economic prospects.

          But Ford is becoming better situated to compete on the product side. The brilliant Fiesta, the incredible 6.7 "Scorpion" PSD, and the power-to-weight class-leading 2011 Mustang will all have a positive impact on sales in 2010. Sales for the award-winning Fusion continue to climb. Halo vehicles like the SVT Raptor and the Shelby GT500 continue to exceed expectations. More EcoBoost engines are almost here.

          GM will likely lose some additional sales in the wind-down of non-core brands. The recent GM recall will also not help sales in the short term. GM also still suffers somewhat from the "Government Motors" perception.

          On the other hand, GM's Cadillac line-up is one of the best in the industry. GM's niche cars (Camaro, Corvette) remain steady sellers. GM's light truck sales are acceptable, notwithstanding styling apparently from the Ray Charles School of Design. GM is having much more than its fair share of success in motorsports (important if "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" still means anything). And don't discount GM's institutional pride as a motivator.

          So I suspect that the February 2010 victory for Ford may be fleeting.

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          • #6
            Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

            and if fords to top new engines have teething issues in the mustang and truck..
            but like the road and trace awards.. the ford new models will not always be new, and as long as g.m.s new models or new designs of currant nameplates..are not half @$$ed.. they'll be back on top..
            if nothing else, this help luts get his rear drive v8 g8 a new look, as it only add to sales as a chevy caprice or..
            well, it be the top model.. a bel air..
            any g.m. orange bleeding car guy will say (not in public) that toyota taking the top stot, and ford coming close, is the best thing to happen to g.m.
            as it gets the, "we don't have to, we're #1" to, we have no choice but to..

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            • #7
              Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

              Dude! Did you text that last message while driving down to get more info on the 411 h.p. Mustang 5.0? ;D

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              • #8
                Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                Can I get a "WOO HOO" ;D

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                • #9
                  Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                  Things that have been good for GM:

                  Losing top sales spot to Toyota
                  Watching their market share erode from 60% of the US market to roughly 20%
                  Closing several of their brands
                  Shutting down a large number of their dealers
                  Shuttering US plants and moving work overseas or south of the border


                  ....yep, those guys have Ford a Yota right where they want them.

                  Brian
                  That which you manifest is before you.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                    Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                    Things that have been good for GM:

                    Losing top sales spot to Toyota
                    Watching their market share erode from 60% of the US market to roughly 20%
                    Closing several of their brands
                    Shutting down a large number of their dealers
                    Shuttering US plants and moving work overseas or south of the border


                    ....yep, those guys have Ford a Yota right where they want them.
                    And it's going...going....GONE-right outta the park! High five, Brian! :o

                    Brian

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                      Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                      Things that have been good for GM:

                      Losing top sales spot to Toyota
                      Watching their market share erode from 60% of the US market to roughly 20%
                      Closing several of their brands
                      Shutting down a large number of their dealers
                      Shuttering US plants and moving work overseas or south of the border


                      ....yep, those guys have Ford a Yota right where they want them.

                      Brian
                      there was a time when in the 80's ford had the #1 selling car, in the USA .. no one stays on top for ever..
                      it's how you deal with it and come out the other end..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                        Maybe Ed Whitacre can all up Alan Mulally and get some pointers?
                        That which you manifest is before you.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                          Automotive News and Reuters are reporting that Lutz is gone effective 1 May 10. With "Maximum Bob" apparently really going away, "Dial Tone" Ed Whitacre is going to need all of the help he can get.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                            Originally posted by IRONHEAD
                            Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                            Things that have been good for GM:

                            Losing top sales spot to Toyota
                            Watching their market share erode from 60% of the US market to roughly 20%
                            Closing several of their brands
                            Shutting down a large number of their dealers
                            Shuttering US plants and moving work overseas or south of the border


                            ....yep, those guys have Ford a Yota right where they want them.

                            Brian
                            there was a time when in the 80's ford had the #1 selling car, in the USA .. no one stays on top for ever..
                            it's how you deal with it and come out the other end..
                            GM had their time, and pissed it away.

                            Good for you, Ford!!!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ford Outsells GM in February, Sales Numbers Continue to Climb

                              Originally posted by min301
                              Originally posted by IRONHEAD
                              Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                              Things that have been good for GM:

                              Losing top sales spot to Toyota
                              Watching their market share erode from 60% of the US market to roughly 20%
                              Closing several of their brands
                              Shutting down a large number of their dealers
                              Shuttering US plants and moving work overseas or south of the border


                              ....yep, those guys have Ford a Yota right where they want them.

                              Brian
                              there was a time when in the 80's ford had the #1 selling car, in the USA .. no one stays on top for ever..
                              it's how you deal with it and come out the other end..
                              GM had their time, and pissed it away.

                              Good for you, Ford!!!
                              said the ford man with the g.m. web email

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