2007 sales so far - A and B+

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by George Orwell, May 19, 2007.

  1. Automotive News - May 14, 2007

    let's...assign preliminary grades, based on sales performance, to some
    of the new cars and trucks on the market for the 2007 model year...

    A+: Jeep's Wrangler http://snipurl.com/1l6ym is easily the best of the
    new breed. OK, I know the Wrangler has been around for years, but the
    four-door hasn't, and the four-door is doing the job. Wrangler sales
    were up 77.7 percent for the first four months of this year. It richly
    deserves its grade of A+.

    B+: The new Toyota Tundra http://snipurl.com/1l6yp receives a grade of
    B+. Its sales have increased since its February introduction, and the
    only thing that keeps it from an A is the fact that it has not yet
    achieved its nut of 16,667 deliveries a month. That's what it will take
    to reach Toyota's stated target of 200,000 a year. April was the new
    Tundra's best month, with 14,200 sales. That's something else for the
    Detroiters to worry about - as if they didn't have enough already.

    Sharing the B+ grade is the Ford Edge crossover
    http://snipurl.com/Ford_Edge - After four months, it was right on its
    goal of 100,000 a year. But why is the goal so miserly? Face it,
    neighbors: A 100,000-a-year seller isn't going to do much to save Ford
    Motor Co...
    George Orwell, May 19, 2007
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    SnoMan Guest

    That depends on how poor sales where last years and how many units you
    are talking about
    It really deserves a A++ because it is new model and concept that is
    in uncharted waters. It is doing really well considering that each
    sale is lakely "stealing" a detriot truck sale.
    This is misleading because what other sales is Ford loosing on other
    models with this? You need to look at the big picture on this one to
    rate it.
    SnoMan, May 19, 2007
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    C. E. White Guest

    You are ignoring the facts that Toyota not only has slaped rebates on the
    Tundra, they also slapped on other dealer incentives, and practically
    ordered all the Toyota and Lexus delaers to buy one in April for use as a
    parts truck. Considering that a precentge of the April sales, were sales to
    their own dealers, are you so sure they deserve even a B?

    C. E. White, May 20, 2007
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    SnoMan Guest

    Toyota did not rise to being the number one is sales with bad products
    and Detriot is the champion of rebates and incestive to sell trucks
    (they cannot move them without them. Given this why is it suddenly
    wrong for Toyota to do what Detroit has done for many years unless you
    want one set of rules for Detriot and another for Toyota but then that
    would not be "fair" either.
    SnoMan, May 20, 2007
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    who Guest

    Toyota has also been caught by the move to more fuel efficient vehicles.
    who, May 21, 2007
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    DeserTBoB Guest

    They have screwed up trying to invade the US light truck market every
    time. The new Tundra factory in Texas is turning out to be an
    embarrassing money pit for Toyota management. According to standard
    Jap corporate procedure, someone will have to fall on their sword for
    the screw up, and the factory will be converted to produce fuel
    efficient cars.

    Nissan has already dumped the Titan for next year.
    DeserTBoB, May 21, 2007
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    Bob Bitchin Guest

    Ask anyone who has achieved anything beyond the normal and they will tell
    you " the price of progress is trouble ".
    Toyota has deep enough pockets to fix whatever is broken.
    Bob Bitchin, May 21, 2007
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    Mike Hunter Guest

    Toyota has plenty of money to offer big discounts to it customers and its
    dealers. If they do, they may get annual Tundra sales up above the sales
    figures for the previous Tundra. If Toyota promotes the Tundra hard enough,
    they may get the annual sales close to the monthly sales figures for the
    Ford F150. If they are lucky, maybe even up to the Silverado or Ram,
    monthly sales numbers;)

    Mike Hunter, May 21, 2007
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    Jim Higgins Guest

    Is that before Ford goes bankrupt Mike, or after?
    Jim Higgins, May 21, 2007
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    Joe Guest

    I thought the old saying was "you can spot the pioneer by the arrows in his
    Joe, May 22, 2007
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    Lloyd Guest

    Lloyd, May 22, 2007
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