• Art Newell Posted: 11/1/2010 12:10pm PDT

    " the industry-wide surge of 10%"
    This number is thrown into this story without mentioning who in the "Industry" has generated these amazing increase in sales.
    Perhaps it's not fashinable to admit in a piece on GM, but most of those big sales bost increases have come from Hyundai!

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 11/1/2010 1:00pm PDT

    @Art: Since you bring it up, the actual YTD figure is 10.3%. The biggest increases among non-luxury automakers have been seen by Audi (23.6%) Subaru (up 22.2%), and Ford (up 21%) -- though Hyundai isn't far behind (19.8%) and it moves considerably more vehicles than Audi or Subaru. In terms of pure volume, Hyundai is about the seventh largest car company in the U.S.

  • Cheeto Posted: 11/1/2010 9:59pm PDT

    GM makes a few vehicles that I'd be interested in, but I can't bring myself to drive onto a GM lot of which I'm paying for thru my taxes. I just finalized a deal on a Ford vehicle and can sleep well. GM will always carry a negative stigma with me. The "Volt" which is much heralded over will require more of my tax money as incentives for it to sell. I've owned many GM vehicles, but never again.

  • Texmarc Posted: 11/2/2010 9:36am PDT

    For me it was, or is, the bailout. "My" dealer had their franchise taken away and given to another dealership here in town. Totally unAmerican in my opinion. Now I'm resigned to either buying a "foreign" brand which is probably made nonunion in the USA or going back to Ford.