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Chrysler Tops U.S. Carmakers in Best Month Since Clunkers

Bloomberg -- U.S. auto sales in August continued to outpace the anemic economic recovery, smash through estimates and deliver a good-news story for President Barack Obama and the Democrats just in time for their convention.

Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. (F), General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda (7267) Motor Co. said U.S. sales in August rose more than analysts estimated as new models such as the Dodge Dart, Ford Escape and Chevrolet Spark built on gains earlier this year. Light-vehicle deliveries last month were at the fastest pace since the government’s 2009 “cash for clunkers” program.


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Submitted Sep 06, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:50:12 AM

let's hope quality is not dropping while they make some more vehicles.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:37:46 PM

At least one U.S. automaker has improved their quality.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 3:46:55 PM

THE DODGE CHALLENGER IS A BETTER CAR THAN ANYTHING FORD OR GM PRESENTLY OFFER !!!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 2:51:12 PM

I HAVE YET TO BE THANKED
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:40:20 AM

That is some achievement. Perhaps the Chrysler Corporation is finding some answers too get into the conditions of today.

How long will they stay in this condition is another question.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:28:43 AM

Good for them
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:26:23 AM

If Chrysler's doing well, they all are.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:22:37 AM

good on them
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:14:24 AM

This is temporary for Chrysler.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 9:01:37 AM

K
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:41:05 AM

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET!! The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:38:09 AM

Too bad Chrysler isn't a US car maker any longer.
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tutaw
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:27:08 AM

ok
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ChristinaCricke
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:08:41 AM

It's all about timing...lots of cars need replacement...no choice
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 8:05:15 AM

I guess it was easier for Chrysler to post these higher gains after their earlier sales were so poor.
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:59:21 AM

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET!! The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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85XJ
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:54:01 AM

JJLS Since when in Chrysler's plant in Belvidere, Illinois in South Korea?
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gvan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:50:20 AM

"Unfortunately the Dodge Dart and Chevy Spark are made in South Korea."

Fortunately the Dodge Dart is manufactured in Belvidere, IL.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:42:19 AM

Sounds good.
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:39:55 AM

So the bottom line for the american people is are we better off than we were 4 years ago?
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:38:01 AM

Dirty little secret. The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:37:00 AM

How did that happen?
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shstew
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:35:51 AM

Good for Chrysler, although I still don't like their products.
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:32:47 AM

Dirty little secret. The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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hotrod1120
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:32:08 AM

BHO must have written this article himself.
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Sam1004
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:31:23 AM

Hmmmm..........was this a timed announcement, courtesy of the Obama backers?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:29:22 AM

And the repoman is working overtime
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:27:06 AM

Well they paid their loan off early, just like before.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:25:51 AM

sounds like a press release from the white house. the liberal media put obama in office and i'm sure they will try to do it again .
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:25:21 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:24:22 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:23:50 AM

Good for Detroit.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:23:17 AM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:22:33 AM

Buy American!
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:22:22 AM

Dirty little secret. The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:21:41 AM

Cash for clunkers drained demand for a year, now it's back but still far below the normal 20m vehicles per year before the economy took a dive.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:21:40 AM

go baby boomers go
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:21:38 AM

Zombie motors
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:20:11 AM

Good for Chrysler
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:19:17 AM

thats great
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:18:54 AM

Dirty little secret. The sub-prime loan for autos was a bigger factor in the financial downturn four years ago than the sub-prime real estate loans. GUESS WHAT? How do you think so many are getting auto loans now? BINGO! Sub prime auto loans! Deja vu all over again!!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:18:44 AM

good for them.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:18:42 AM

hope it lasts
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:18:16 AM

ok
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GGAlbo
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:18:06 AM

To bad that Obama sold Chrysler and it is no longer a American Company!
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:17:34 AM

great news
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no_monkey2002
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:17:25 AM

OOOOOOooooooooh obama did not have anything to do with this...
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:16:35 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:16:25 AM

And why is anyone buying Dodges, Cryslers?
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:16:23 AM

Probably will never own another Chrysler product. In 1997, We bought a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and a Grand Caravan, brand new, at the same time from the same dealership. Over the next 10 years, both vehicles had exactly the same problems, within 3 months of each other. Oil pumps, alternators, Air conditioning leaks, Drivers side electric windows falling into the door. All in sequence. Sometimes it would be the truck first, other times the van first, but always the other would happen within 3 months of the other.

Plastic stuff breaking everywhere.

Nope, not again.

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