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Old 02-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Arrow GM: China sales > US sales

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If GM's sales estimates are accurate, China knocked the United States out of the top spot in auto industry market sales for January — the first time the U.S. market has ever been beaten.
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(this is not only GM cars, it's all manufacturers)
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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i wonder if this is because the baby boomers have settled down and stopped buying cars, hence less sales
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Maybe part of it but I suspect a small part. They have a hell of a lot of people. And a growing industry. Here's the scary part. They may be selling cars HERE soon. Sure they have some ugly cars but a lot of people mistake 'Green' for 'Ugly'. Usually one in the same for me.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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They are also known for unsafe cars (and other products in general). I wouldn't be too worried about them doing much in the forseeable future.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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They are also known for unsafe cars (and other products in general). I wouldn't be too worried about them doing much in the forseeable future.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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Well they have like 1000 times more people then use of course they are going to need more cars.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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So GM should have sold ~2x as many in the US as China but the auto market is down to levels not seen in decades. But as the market recovers, it may only keep pace with China.

As for Chinese cars being unsafe, well when people can buy a new Chinese car for $4000 they won't care that it only has a 2 star safety rating.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:37 AM   #8
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As for Chinese cars being unsafe, well when people can buy a new Chinese car for $4000 they won't care that it only has a 2 star safety rating.
And thus survival of the fittest driver states that Intelligence > All. Also, free* Darwin Award application with each car!

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And thus survival of the fittest driver states that Intelligence > All. Also, free* Darwin Award application with each car!

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Darwin Awards: Honoring those who chlorinate the Gene Pool
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:37 PM   #10
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Darwin Awards: Honoring those who chlorinate the Gene Pool



Can I use bleach? More effective, no?
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They are also known for unsafe cars (and other products in general). I wouldn't be too worried about them doing much in the forseeable future.
I remember hearing comments like this about 15 years ago about Korean cars. It took about 10 years for them to shake most of the negative image.
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Can I use bleach? More effective, no?
Bleach is very effective at chlorinating the gene pool, just drink a half litre and find out for yourself.
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