Uncategorized — April 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Big Three sales up big time — double digits — over last year


Good news for the Rustbelt states like mine (Michigan): Ford sales up 19% over last year. GM up 11%. Chrysler up a whopping 31%. Ford actually sold more vehicles than GM for only the second time since 1998.

Ford reported March sales of 212,777, up 19 percent from the same month a year ago. That compares with GM’s 206,621 sales for the month, an 11 percent increase from a year ago. GM sales dipped slightly from February.

But GM remains the dominant seller for the quarter with 592,545 vehicles sold compared with Ford’s 496,720 sales.

Crosstown rival Chrysler Group LLC posted another strong month with sales of 121,730 vehicles in March, up 28 percent from February, and a 31 percent increase from a year ago. The Auburn Hills automaker saw a pick-up in car sales, which were up 46 percent versus a year ago.

Can’t wait for all those idiots that said keeping the domestic vehicle manufactures alive during the economic downturn was a bad idea to tell us all how sorry they are for getting it wrong and doubting American workers. I’m sure they’ll be holding press conferences any minute now.

And that includes an embarrassingly and sadly large number of Democrats.

I’m just sayin’…