Naw, it just means that it takes the three of them to outdo one
Japanese auto maker. (Though I understand that there are no longer any
"american" or "japanese" brands -- the difference is who runs the
company, the suits or the engineers.)
Volume has nothing to do with quality or value.
Watch the sales trend, GM is sinking fast and Toyota is rising fast.
Toyota just expanded a second new factory in Canada before they started
construction. That factory will also ship it's modest sized SUV model
The Toyota engine plant in WV is continually expanding and I believe
they are now up to 10 factories in the USA.
And GM, Ford and Chrysler still outsold Toyota and every other import by
hundreds of thousands, even millions more vehicles in 2005. Obviously
hundreds of thousands and millions of buyers do not agrees with your opinion
of who makes
the best vehicles ;)
No, they did not, you bald-faced liar. And Toyota is no more an
"import" to the entire world than GM and Ford are.
Not obvious at all, dumbshit. As has already been explained to you
countless times, most people don't buy what they consider to be the
"best vehicles". They buy what they can afford, based on perceived
value and often, yes, a strong bias for "the home team".
I agree with you. You understand statistics and market trends much better
than the other posters.
One of the other factors that I don't believe anyone has mentioned is
related to car sales in foreign countries. Anyone that has visited a
foreign country or has access to car sales data from foreign countries
will tell you that Honda and Toyota sells many more vehicles in foreign
countries than Ford or GM. That is related to the bottom line (eg profit
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