Wow, yes, I know I have been accused of GM bashing (even though I bought their products again last fall) but really for the last three years, I have really been more of an Alan Mulally (Ford) supporter, and am simply frustrated at GM's unwillingness to follow a model for success. Besides, my Ford stock is once again doing great and my GM stock, well, no so much...
Today, sales figures for February 2010 were announced and for the first time since 1998 Ford overtook GM for the monthly sales lead. This time, unlike then, there are no peripherals (like a Delphi strike) for GM to blame. Kudos to Ford on their successes. They haven't beaten GM in sales since 1931, nearly 80 years. GM still leads by a substantial margin after two months. Could 2010 be the year it happens again?
Oh yeah. Hello, Toyota. Are you back there? I haven't seen numbers yet for last year's champ but they have to be feeling Honda's breath on their shoulders.
Another ominous note: Suzuki is down 61% for the month to just 1375 units and just 3418 units YTD. That annualizes at just 20,508 units. Considering that much of Suzuki's business is Special Finance, and that SF IS in full swing, that really does not bode well.
Another amazing month for Subaru, and BMW as well. BMW is now outselling Mazda (who is also up YTD), and Subaru has passed them both. Simply amazing.