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get rid of the unions and you have a much better industry. What do you think is driving costs up and causing the manufacturers to do business like this?

FUCK UNIONS
 

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I had no idea they treated suppliers like that. Shit, If I get treaded like dirt from a client...I dorp them quick. They are told that from the get go.
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Good thing you don't run a parts supplier than. Most of these companies get ahold of one or two contracts and that's it. If they lose that they go out of business.
 

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Not trying to start a Flame war. Just wanna give a couple pennies.
As far as the American Industry, Yes, maybe a few companies are having some issues, There are many different viewpoints. I am going to give a bias one, just like everyone else. Dissect if you want, Its just what I see, I could be wrong. I have worked for a few car companies, kinda just grew up around it. Most likely wont leave the business anytime soon.... 8 Years ago, I was not biased. Dont really pay attention to the other 2 anymore, kinda lost interest.....

2004 DaimlerChrysler In a nutshell......
Sales
04 Ram trucks.... Best sales since the 70s, surpassing General Motors (yes GMC and Chevy) in HD truck sales for the first time in,...well decades.
04/05 Dodge and Chrysler cars (new LX platform).... Can you say ON FIRE? We cant keep these things on the lot long enough to collect dust.... Cali dealers are offering local (AZ) dealers 6K over total MSRP, Just so they do not cluster up the already PILED back order list....
The 2005 (redesigned Dakota) will not evem have a 345 Hemi available..... For about 10 months. Why, We cant build the Hemi Fast enough for consumer consumption,......(very well might be one of the most, if not the most successful engine release in the History of American Automotive Industry...
04. An additional plant in Dearborn Michigan has been reopened,Any of you locals down there know this?? ... It will be making Hydoformed frames. DC is cutting outsourcing.
I am sure you all remember the Jeep Rescue Concept correct? Well expect it to be out in about a year, it will put the H2 to Shame and have 3 available engines, 5.7Hemi 6.1Hemi and 5.9L Cummins.
Also look out for MDS or Multi Displacement System to be utalized in many other platforms. Yes theres even a V6 Hemi in existence, I have no Idea what its going in.....
No one will believe the #s but at around 55mph on the HW the LXs are just under 40mpg...... (the Window sticker or 25mpg on HW is without MDS (350K test miles on a single engine, they couldn't tell which cylinders were part, and which were full time)
Still #1 Best selling Minivan Period.
04 Durango, sales have greatly surpassed the past generations last years monthly average.
04 Neon, Of course you all hate it... But the kiddys dont, Highest selling compact sedan In the US by far. ... those cars your thinking of, the ones that arent working out so well..... will very soon get the chopping block.

Sales are not the only thing sky rocketing.
Did you know that sense the mid or late 90s, Daimler Chryslers Warranty Claims, (Specifically) for the last 6 years, Have gone down 50%.... Thats FIFTY PERCENT... 1/2 Less, even though production volume has increased, On Top of that the current Dodge and Chrysler Models have been redesigned,... and on top of that even, The Damn Warranty has been extended to 7 Year 70,000 MILES! .... Yet have far fewer problems??????? .......What kinda figures do we need to show these unorganized publicists...? Did I forget to mention that JD Power And Associates has given DaimlerChrysler the Award for Having Highest Domestic Quality. 5 YEARS RUNNING..... one more thing,....( most relevant) Do any of you out there have any idea which corporation would be growing faster than Nissan, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors??.. Go ahead and take a wild Guess! Does anyone every understand momentum is the key? No one has it more than DC period...
 

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No way--DC is doing very well lately, and will be doing even better next year. They are finally making good looking, powerful vehicles again, save for the new Durango fuck up. But even the non-car folks I know are excited by the 300C and Magnum. The Grand Caravan with stowaway seats is so popular, they are opening a second plant. It'll be good to see DC have a good year on the American side of the fence.
 

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It is harsh how GM and Ford treat their suppliers, although it proves the point you've got to be harsh in business (maybe not that harsh, but that's not open for debate).

GM is all about profit and that's what pleases all the stakeholders, so I can see why the emphasis on costs.

So cost is the most important criterion for GM and Ford? If it was cost AND quality then the price of their vehicles will go up and everyone would bitch that the cars are too expensive. No surprise cost is the most important criterion, then. Sometimes consumers need to get real. You can't have everything at some price points.
 

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:rofl: ok, wahtever. What a reputable source. Some moron who works at a dealership :rofl:
Somebody got clubbed the last time they bought from a car lot :bonk: :punchdown: /images/graemlins/thumb1 :atu:

I bet they saw your ass commin from a mile away LMAO!!
 

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Can I get another????


GM, Ford sales down again; Chrysler on rebound
by Associated Press posted Aug 3, 2004
DETROIT (AP) – The auto industry saw U.S. sales recover last month after a disappointing June, with DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group and Japanese brands the biggest winners.

But the nation’s two largest automakers, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., both reported weaker year-over-year results.

No. 1 GM, which suffered a double-digit sales drop in June, posted its best sales month of the year, in part thanks to aggressive but costly incentives. Ford also had a solid month for retail sales, but its overall results came in below year-ago results for the fifth time this year.

Of the traditional Big Three U.S. automakers, Chrysler had the best month. Its business was up 2.35 percent on a 22 percent surge in car sales. Chrysler has posted a year-over-year sales increase in nine of the past 10 months.

Chrysler’s sales have been buoyed by the new Chrysler 300, an unusual sedan that’s become a favorite among baby boomers and rap stars alike. The automaker sold 12,915 300s in July, up from 11,300 in June.

"It’s attracting customers across all demographic segments," said Gary Dilts, Chrysler’s senior vice president for sales. "You can’t buy this kind of popularity and appeal."

Nissan’s U.S. arm recorded its best month ever, and Toyota’s American division had its best-ever July.

Overall, the U.S. industry bounced back nicely from June, even though total sales were down slightly less than 1 percent from a strong, incentives-driven month a year ago. Percentages are adjusted and based on the daily sales rate; there were 27 selling days last month and 26 in July 2003.

The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate for July was 17.3 million units, well above June’s 15.4 million pace but below May’s rate of 17.8 million.

"The industry is reaping the benefits of the highest consumer confidence ratings in two years," said Jim Press, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. "Fuel prices are holding steady, the job market continues to improve and 2005 models are hitting showrooms. Those factors bode well for a strong third-quarter."

GM’s car sales fell 4 percent last month, while truck sales declined 3 percent. The result was a sales total down 3.4 percent from an exceptionally strong month a year ago. The company’s GMC brand posted record sales for July.

GM sold 451,505 vehicles in the month, the most for any month this year.

"We had solid growth in both sales volume and share, led by record utility sales," said John Smith, GM’s group vice president for North American sales, service and marketing.

GM will launch several new cars in the coming months, including the Pontiac G6, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac STS and Chevrolet Cobalt.

Nissan’s July results rose 31 percent, helped by steadily increasing sales of its full-size Titan pickup. Nissan sold 8,726 Titans in July, 1,120 more than June, giving it an annualized sales rate of more than 100,000 units.

Overall, Nissan’s truck sales were up 69 percent while car sales climbed 10 percent.

"Industry incentives are at all-time highs and it appears buyers know this," said Jed Connelly, Nissan North America’s senior vice president for sales and marketing. "This had a role in July sales and it should continue in August."

Toyota said total sales were up 13.6 percent from a year ago, led by strong car demand. Sales of the Camry, the top-selling car in the United States, were up 9.4 percent. Toyota also sold 5,230 Prius gas-electric hybrid sedans, compared with 657 last July.

Ford said sales of its Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands were off 7.5 percent last month, dragged down by car business that was off 20.6 percent. Truck sales, despite strong demand for the popular F-150 pickup, were off 1.5 percent.

Ford, the nation’s second-biggest automaker, is experiencing a lull in car sales as it prepares for the launch of new models such as the Ford Five-Hundred sedan and redesigned Mustang later this year.

Ford has dubbed 2004 the "year of the car," but its trucks and sport utility vehicles have carried the load so far this year. Sales of F-Series trucks, the nation’s best-selling vehicles, rose for the 11th consecutive month in July, coinciding with the introduction of the new F-150 model in September.

"Car sales have been weak, but help is on the way," said Jim O’Connor, Ford’s group vice president for North American marketing, sales and service.

Ford’s current consumer incentive offerings, announced last month, are good through Sept. 30, 2004.

Even before it announced July results, GM said Tuesday it was broadening its latest incentive program, including most 2005 cars and trucks with a cash rebate of $1,000.

The automaker reduced the basic cash rebate on most 2004 cars by $500 to $3,500 and on most 2004 trucks and sport utility vehicles by $500 to $4,500, said spokeswoman Deborah Silverman. But customers who finance through GM’s finance arm, General Motors Acceptance Corp., could qualify for "bonus cash" of between $500 and $1,500.

The bonus cash offer varies by model and region of the country, Silverman said. The new program runs through Sept. 7, 2004.
 
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