From: Jeff on

"Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2(a)mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> That becomes painfully obvious when one compares the Vibe and The Matrix
> as well. The proof is in the pudding as they say, when it comes to what
> buyers prefer. The Escape is the number one selling small SUV. The guys
> in this NG would like to have us believe all Toyotas are better than any
> others. Buyers think otherwise. The only Toyotas that are number one
> sellers in their class are the Camry and the Prius. I every other, of the
> twenty some classes, some other manufacturer is number one and the
> majority of number one sellers are domestics.
>
> mike
>
>
> "C. E. White" <cewhite(a)mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> "dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote in message
>> news:45e8ebe9$0$16266$88260bb3(a)free.teranews.com...
>>
>>
>>> Just how are they screwing themselves?
>>
>> My SO spent at least $4k more for her RAV4 than for a similarly equipped
>> Escape. She doesn't really care about a lot of things, she just wants the
>> car to go. She wouldn't even consider an Escape. Based on the experiences
>> of people I personally know, the is likely to just as well as the RAV4
>> for $4k less.Throwing away $4K because it says "Toyota" is screwing
>> yourself. Another friend bought a Tacoma. He made $5k more for his Tacoma
>> than I paid for my better equipped Frontier. Throwing away $5k because it
>> says "Toyota" is screwing yourself.. Not even considering anything unless
>> it says "Toyota" on the vehicle is screwing yourself.
>>
>> Ed

I would love to the list of the top selling vehicles in each class. Do you
have a link to it?

Thanks.

jeff

From: Mike Hunter on
Does that mean your think I should get rid of my 1941 as well as my 1964,
1971, 1972, and 1983 because the will not last very long? Maybe I should
sell them. They have from 110K to 300K on the clock and worth at least four
to ten times what I paid for them ;)


mike





"dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote in message
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> "C. E. White" <cewhite(a)mindspring.com> wrote in message

>
> Reality check - I just looked to see what's offered for sale around here
> in Escapes and Ravs. The median asking price for Escapes is $5,000 less
> than for the Rav ($9K vs $14K).
>
>>> I didn't think so... <G>
>>
>> I ponited out it is irrelevant to someone who drives a car until it is
>> dirt.
>>
>> Ed
>
> Actually, it's not. Needs change and if you've bought a car that
> depreciates like it was going over a cliff, that limits your options when
> your needs change.
>
> And superior long-term reliability is *really* important to people who
> drive the car forever. I don't think Ford's there quite yet.
>
>
> --
> Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
>


From: Wickeddoll´┐Ż on

"Jeff" <...
>
> "Mike Hunter" ...
>> That becomes painfully obvious when one compares the Vibe and The Matrix
>> as well. The proof is in the pudding as they say, when it comes to what
>> buyers prefer. The Escape is the number one selling small SUV. The
>> guys in this NG would like to have us believe all Toyotas are better than
>> any others. Buyers think otherwise. The only Toyotas that are number one
>> sellers in their class are the Camry and the Prius. I every other, of
>> the twenty some classes, some other manufacturer is number one and the
>> majority of number one sellers are domestics.
>>
>> mike
>>
>>
>> "C. E. White" <cewhite(a)mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> news:keEGh.8537$_73.7442(a)newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>>
>>> "dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote in message
>>> news:45e8ebe9$0$16266$88260bb3(a)free.teranews.com...
>>>
>>>
>>>> Just how are they screwing themselves?
>>>
>>> My SO spent at least $4k more for her RAV4 than for a similarly equipped
>>> Escape. She doesn't really care about a lot of things, she just wants
>>> the car to go. She wouldn't even consider an Escape. Based on the
>>> experiences of people I personally know, the is likely to just as well
>>> as the RAV4 for $4k less.Throwing away $4K because it says "Toyota" is
>>> screwing yourself. Another friend bought a Tacoma. He made $5k more for
>>> his Tacoma than I paid for my better equipped Frontier. Throwing away
>>> $5k because it says "Toyota" is screwing yourself.. Not even considering
>>> anything unless it says "Toyota" on the vehicle is screwing yourself.
>>>
>>> Ed
>
> I would love to the list of the top selling vehicles in each class. Do you
> have a link to it?
>
> Thanks.
>
> jeff

He'll give you a tweaked Ford/GM site, anyway. Or he'll just ignore you
altogether.

He keeps trying to convince us that we're mindless Toyota groupies, who
won't even consider another brand. While those types of folks certainly
exist, I think he believes it represents most of us. I don't know why it
bothers him that we love our cars/trucks - it has no impact on his life
whatsoever, unless he has Ford/GM stock, or works for them in some way. He
ignores those who say they *did* stick with Ford/GM vehicles for many years
and found the quality lacking. We've been Toyota owners for about 20 years,
and have always been very happy with the 3 Toyotas we've purchased new.
What's wrong with sticking with what works?! SHEESH.

If you love Fords, GMs, Chrysler, etc., more power to you - but don't be
slamming others for their choices.

Natalie


From: Mike Hunter on
Depends on how many trucks the dealership sells in a week. If they sell
100 a week they need around a 1000 on hand . If they sell only 10, 80 will
do. A sixty day supply on the ground is ideal, except at intro in the fall
through balance out in the spring, then a ninety day supply is better.
Don't for get Ford sells F150s at a rate around six times that of the Tundra
and Ford has around twice as many dealerships


mike


"Jeff" <news(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2(a)mailcity.com> wrote in message
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>> Can't prove it by me, my local Chevy dealer has two dozen Toyotas of all
>> types on his lot. Do a search and I believe you will find the 2006
>> Tundra holds the record for on unsold vehicles LOL
>>
>>
>> mike
>>
>>

> From these reports, you can see that Toyota is selling its new truck
> pretty fast. It has about 4 or 5 weeks supply. That compares to about 15
> weeks supply for Fords.
>
> The big 3 now have the most unsold inventory as well as the how long the
> supply will last, i.e., how many days it will take to sell the same number
> of vehicles as they have in inventory.
>
> Jeff


From: Mike Hunter on
Do your own homework....son ;)

Gotta go, our plane is about to land in Philly


mike



"Jeff" <news(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2(a)mailcity.com> wrote in message
> news:XcednbMmnrzdw3bYnZ2dnUVZ_rCsnZ2d(a)ptd.net...
>> That becomes painfully obvious when one compares the Vibe and The Matrix
>> as well. The proof is in the pudding as they say, when it comes to what
>> buyers prefer. The Escape is the number one selling small SUV. The
>> guys in this NG would like to have us believe all Toyotas are better than
>> any others. Buyers think otherwise. The only Toyotas that are number one
>> sellers in their class are the Camry and the Prius. I every other, of
>> the twenty some classes, some other manufacturer is number one and the
>> majority of number one sellers are domestics.
>>
>> mike
>>
>>
>> "C. E. White" <cewhite(a)mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> news:keEGh.8537$_73.7442(a)newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>>
>>> "dh" <dh(a)stargate.com> wrote in message
>>> news:45e8ebe9$0$16266$88260bb3(a)free.teranews.com...
>>>
>>>
>>>> Just how are they screwing themselves?
>>>
>>> My SO spent at least $4k more for her RAV4 than for a similarly equipped
>>> Escape. She doesn't really care about a lot of things, she just wants
>>> the car to go. She wouldn't even consider an Escape. Based on the
>>> experiences of people I personally know, the is likely to just as well
>>> as the RAV4 for $4k less.Throwing away $4K because it says "Toyota" is
>>> screwing yourself. Another friend bought a Tacoma. He made $5k more for
>>> his Tacoma than I paid for my better equipped Frontier. Throwing away
>>> $5k because it says "Toyota" is screwing yourself.. Not even considering
>>> anything unless it says "Toyota" on the vehicle is screwing yourself.
>>>
>>> Ed
>
> I would love to the list of the top selling vehicles in each class. Do you
> have a link to it?
>
> Thanks.
>
> jeff