VW Displaces GM as #2 Automaker
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#1 Jan 31, 2014
Press Nearly Mum As VW Displaces GM As World's Number Two Automaker
by Tom Blumer
In yet another negative milestone for the bailouts that supposedly saved the U.S. auto industry already a hard-to-handle claim given that Chrysler, one of the two beneficiaries, is now 100% owned by an Italian company Volkswagen has surpassed General Motors as the world's number two automaker behind Toyota.
The reporting on this development has been quite sparse. It's not news at the Associated Press's national site, even though AP mentions VW in a report on Super Bowl ad and social media strategies. At USA Today, James R. Healey's could easily have inserted the news into his story today on the 65th anniversary of the VW Beetle's first arrival here. What follows is an excerpt from Expatica, one of the few publications to note the shakeup in the auto industry hierarchy:....
#2 Jan 31, 2014
National crony capitalism benefits the same people that benefit from national crony victim cultism.
The CEO's pushing for illegal immigrant amnesty are recognizable crony capitalist.
Stupid leftists euphemistically refer to national crony capitalism and national crony victim cultism as "progressive".
#3 Feb 1, 2014
I purchased 2 2013 new cars, and 1 2014 new car 2 weeks ago.
2012 I purchased a Ford, and that was last american made car I have purchased.
I refuse to reward companies for epic failure, and besides inferior product.
I have a chevy pickup, but it is not new. Bought it during bailouts, and it was used. Spook jumped all over me till he heard....USED.
Nissan & Mitsubishi earned my last 2 purchases. Subaru the other 2013. All vehicles AWD.
2014 Evolution MR is a hoot to drive. 2013 GTR a hoot to drive. Both have AWD and snow tires on them, and both out perform pickup on ice and snow..
The EVO has 30 day tags, and Monday it being tuned and some parts that void the warranty. My vanilla daily driver. Who knows what an evo is, and it is a 4 door.
Monday the car will put over 400HP to the ground with all 4 tires screaming.
Evo 2 years old with 30,000 miles on odometer will lose less than 10K value. That makes it the least expensive car I ever owned. And at half the price of the GTR, the GTR has more than it's hands full with the EVO.
I tried buying a 2 year used EVO, and new was a much better deal. Love the EVO, and it plasters a smile every time I get in it.
The GTR....cool car, but a chicks car in my house.
want to race?
#4 Feb 1, 2014
GM is a zombie walking around lost in direction.
! car & a truck does not make for #1 volume manufacturer.
Chrysler is and has been a joke. Can they make a transmission that lasts 30,000 miles?
Ford has the Mustang and stable of wannabes.
VW eats them alive across the board.
#5 Feb 1, 2014
The number 1 vehicle sold in the world had ZERO USA sales.
A Ford compact with a turbo diesel.
Every country except the USA has primary power being diesel.
Diesel has more power, better mileage, and longer longevity.
#6 Feb 1, 2014
How can GM focus on sales when its primary mission is to be shake down victim of the obama administration gangsters. Why just this past week, GMAC (Now Ally) was shaken down by Holder the Racist for $98 million.
One bright spot is that EMD is now owned by Caterpillar.
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