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Auto sales rise as higher gas prices, aging vehicles spur demand

NBC News -- Americans may be worried that the economy isn't picking up enough momentum, but they aren't concerned enough to stop buying fuel-efficient new cars and trucks to replace aging vehicles.

Chrysler said Tuesday that sales rose 14 percent in August amid strong demand for its Ram pickup truck. It was Chrysler's 29th consecutive month of year-on-year sales. Ford's U.S. August sales rose 13 percent, to 197,249 vehicles.

And General Motors Co posted a 10 percent jump, as higher gasoline prices spurred sales of GM's Cruze and other compact cars. Average U.S. gasoline prices have risen about 21 cents a gallon in the past month.


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remay
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2012 5:46:36 AM

"...aren't concerned enough to stop buying fuel-efficient new cars and trucks ..."

Good to know that NBC has all the answers!
puinsai808
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:50:33 AM

good
shstew
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:34:49 AM

Not surprising
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 5:11:06 AM

Hmm
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 5:08:40 AM

Good news for more jobs
comprof
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 3:04:40 AM

Tigerpaw46: Most sane comment I have seen today.
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 2:01:27 AM

The money saved on gas won't offset the cost of the vehicle.
Scoutca
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:41:07 AM

Some people don't mind going into significant debt to drive a new car....
Regarless of higher fuel efficiency! Sooner or later the debt catches up to them and they expect Uncle Sam to bail them out .... not a good move!!!
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:34:17 AM

People replacing aging vehicles - also end of year pricing as dealers clear lots in prep for new model year.
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:31:56 AM


And that dips**t romney would have let Detroit go under.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:30:21 AM

I don't see a good reason for complaining about this news.
nurdco
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:27:20 AM

GovernmentMotors owes EACHfamily taxpayer a NEW VEHICLE
DozenSpeed
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:26:27 AM

Yeah well Obama hasn't beat us up enough yet apparently. Four more years!
chen94539
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:23:25 AM

ok
gamalerin
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:20:23 AM

We should wait guys.
trinda1
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:19:59 AM

Some people who are yelling about gas prices and saying they are broke are just trying to keep it in the news because they are part of the ones profiting from our misfortune.
SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:18:37 AM

You have to weigh the pro's and con's
9C1
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:12:37 AM

Good for the auto industry
gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:11:26 AM

just stick it out if older vehicle has no problems
Homito
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:10:09 AM

not good news.
Homito
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:10:02 AM

so....solution is, then, debt?
Homito
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:09:46 AM

we are so fool!!!
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:05:50 AM

The economy has been so bad, that people have run their vehicles into the ground and need new wheels.
BigZ1959
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:04:53 AM

up
tpguess
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:03:06 AM

Mini... had an 84% increase in sales in August... Good fuel economy can be fun too
fishgaro
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:01:51 AM

hopefully those who are buying are not going into debt way over their heads like what happened in the housing market. we don't want a bunch of repos
anascom
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:01:05 AM

ok
rd2000
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:57:22 AM

hopefully this will be good for jobs.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:56:35 AM

I will not believe any survey when it comes to gas and cars. The government will mislead you to their thinking every time.
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:56:20 AM

Again, good point by RENEGADEGAS.
PetroScopper
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:54:58 AM

For some people it makes sense to buy a new higher nog vehicle, for others not so much. The good thing is that there are individuals out there who have that option right now- it helps the auto workers stay employed... that is good news!
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:53:39 AM

Truck sales is whats driving the market not cars. People want to be safe more than they worry about mileage. Evidentally those that are buying the cruze havent heard about the 400,000 vehicle recall they issued.
afghaned
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:49:25 AM

Incentives & advertising are helping sales.
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:48:47 AM

Wizard... trucks are efficient, if they are being used for what they were intended to do!
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:46:01 AM

Right on Graniteskater! Well stated!!! The IMF is really behind this shell game!

Sputnik... care to share your REAL opinion... What does "OK" mean!

[Edited by: Z51Corvette at 9/6/2012 1:47:51 AM EST]
s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:45:28 AM

Okey
granitestater
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:41:19 AM

It's LIBERALS who want higher gas prices. Obama's lap dog advisor Chung wants to see $5.00 gasoline before the end of his term. They feel that will spur conversion to alternative fuels.
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:39:59 AM

"Chrysler said Tuesday that sales rose 14 percent in August amid strong demand for its Ram pickup truck"

Now that's a real fuel efficient move....
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:38:46 AM

Thousands for an upgrade will buy a lot of gas.
jimpeel
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:38:18 AM

Install a new Congress with conservatives at the helm and we will see lower gas prices. Until Obama is out, and the congress is totally Republican, we will have more prices skyrocketing.

It won't matter who is president as long as the people with the power are Conservatives instead of Leftists.

[Edited by: jimpeel at 9/6/2012 1:39:48 AM EST]
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:30:45 AM

End of model year clearance sales also helped.
Sheri2u
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:27:31 AM

You are kidding me right? We all have extra money to buy new cars to get better gas economy...who are you kidding? Smoke and mirrors....
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:25:27 AM

Good for those that can afford it. I had to settle for a new head for my 15 yr old Escort.
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:21:50 AM

Yep some of those cars on the road are starting to get old. Still would not buy a government motors vehicle.
Topless2012
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:19:53 AM

What
Ready Eddie
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Dump obama.
ntass1
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:18:47 AM

good
langolera
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:18:28 AM

ok
Point__man
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:18:02 AM

I need to move next to the grocery store and get a job there. Can't afford new car or gas.
billy44bo
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:17:44 AM

if nobama stays in office this will be one of the last good months for cars
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 12:17:27 AM

Ok
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