The best value car for 2015 is the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Consumer Reports said Thursday.
"Smooth and capable-but not exciting," the $29,000 vehicle is "affordable for the roominess, comfort, and all-around functionality," the magazine said.
Let me take your half truth and turn it into the FULL truth:
Now for SIX years, THE FED and the US Government has been manipulating its currency that Benefits their exporters. CALLED QE1, QE2 and QE3
All of GM, Ford and Chrysler joint ventures with the Japanese Auto makers failed--THEY HAVE TROUBLE MAINTAINING THE QUALITY STANDARD AND LABOR COST CONTROL.
Spotting a foreign car on Japanese streets is fairly uncommon — particularly from the big American companies — OVERSIZED AMERICAN CARS DO NOT SELL WELL IN JAPAN AND WHY BUY A COMPACT FROM A CAR COMPANY WITH LOWER STANDARDS THAN YOUR EXISTING DOMESTIC OFFERINGS.
Bingo. Even the liberals are criticizing GM's mismanagement debacle:
Out of respect for the National Women's History Museum and the honorees, CEO Mary Barra will not attend the de Pizan Honors next Monday, November 17th
"While we recognize that Mrs. Barra is the first woman to be named CEO of an American auto company, her first year in this position is only credited with one record so far — a record number of vehicle safety recalls connected to nearly 32 deaths and thousands of injuries," said to the letter signed by Christian.
Barra was slated to receive the award Monday evening in Washington.
Earlier in the week, the National Legal & Policy Center sent a request to the acting chair of the museum and congressional co-chairs, asking that the museum withdraw the award for Barra. The letter explained the center has concerns about Barra's credibility and continued investigation by the Justice Department related to the ignition switch recall.
And by your logic Toyota is suffering? LOL !!!
Do you need to be reminded who are the number ONE and number TWO car companies?
PSSST Its not the channel-stuffing company misleading you with 226,819 sales!
OCT SALES: GM was pleased to report that its dealers delivered 226,819 vehicles in the United States in October leading to "the company’s best October sales in seven years." GM added that Chevrolet sales were up year over year on the strength of the Silverado, Cruze, Traverse and Equinox, and "Buick had its best October in more than a decade." Alas, Cadillac did not, October sales tumbled -8.0%, and are down -4.6% on a YTD Y/Y basis. Bottom line: total GM sales increased a tiny 0.2%, well below the 3.1% expected.
But it could have been much worse if GM had not resorted to its favorite sales "boosting" gimmick: channel stuffing. Indeed, as GM reported, in October, total units at dealer lots, rose to 792,489, or a whopping 94 days supply, up from 753, 928 (81 days) in September, and up a whopping 8.9% from the 728K in October of last year, when, again, sales were only 0.2% lower. This was the biggest one month jump in "dealer stuffed" vehicles since November of 2013.
Hardly a success story:
"What still has been ignored by the mainstream media (likely because they are journalists and not financial analysts) and certainly hasn’t been voluntarily revealed by the car company execs is the fact that GM and other car manufacturers’ inventories still remain extremely elevated. And, this is an issue because, although, these inventories count as “sales” for the large auto companies, they really aren’t sales.You see, when the car companies push their vehicles to dealer lots, the car companies are able to show Wall Street that those cars were “sold”, taking advantage of accounting gimmicks. In reality all they have done is be able to keep production high while reporting sales for vehicles that may actually never really be “sold” in the more traditional sense. These cars may sit for months or longer on dealer lots before actually being sold at liquidation prices down the road. The fact that inventories continue to creep up supports this notion.
General Motors for instance just pushed an extra 40,000 cars and trucks to its dealers in October, a very big 9% rise in inventories over last October and a 5% one month jump over September. Those 40,000 vehicles however count as sales for GM."
Hmmm. Where have I seen GM exaggerate and lie about there electric car capabilities?
Oh.... the LAST Chevy Volt launch.
WARREN, Mich. — General Motors said Tuesday that its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, scheduled for release in 2011, would achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles a gallon in city driving.
Figures for highway driving and combined city and highway use have not been completed for the Volt, but G.M.’s chief executive, Fritz Henderson, told reporters and analysts at a briefing on Tuesday that the car was expected to get more than 100 miles a gallon in combined city and highway driving.
“Our Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle will achieve unprecedented fuel economy,” Mr. Henderson said. “I’m confident that we will be in triple digits.”
ACTUAL: 34 miles on single charge and 34 MPG on the gas engine.
GM lives in denial.
Yes it is, They DON'T pay taxes, they DON'T survive on merit, and EXIST only because of TAXPAYER bailout. Their mascot should be a single parent with 8 kids, a big TV, and a liquor cabinet full of booze.
Exactly, Where are all the KOOL-AID drinkers that believe bankruptcy would solve decades of quality issues and the culture that supported it.
When you say GROWING, you mean trying to emerge from GM's ashes?
Wait until 3B people find out that Chevy and Buick are not too far apart--unlike the Buick Motor DIVISION of yesteryear from which their opinions are founded.
This article is really reaching here. Buick and Tesla. phfff.
Buick is GM, uses their corporate engines, embedded poor culture, and has the same division between labor and management---both here and in Germany.
"I am so glad I do not own a GM product. I do not trust the engineers in product safety design."
With all the deaths and recalls, GM puts out a press release on an upcoming SELF DRIVING car.-- as if customers would be oblivious to their horrible track record.
NEW GM is no different than OLD GM--except OLD GM paid more taxes.
US car companies are not competitive in Japan--lack fuel efficiency, ill-sized, poor quality, no parts network, and are often NON-American. Its a garbage tariff by another name.
...as apposed to Detroit, GM, and Chrysler who sucked taxpayer dollars, evade taxes, squandered energy grants, and invested our money in other countries--as a "GIVER" state.
Is this GM's first year of building cars?
A century's worth of experience? My #$%$
You are a socialist by another name.
Speaking of taxes, GM does NOT pay taxes:
They NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The U.S. Treasury is giving up $14 billion in tax revenue because of a sweetheart deal it's giving General Motors.
The automaker is expected to post its first profitable year since 2004 when it reports fourth-quarter results on Thursday. But GM (GM) won't have to worry about being hit with a big tax bill because billions in previous losses will provide shelter for years to come.
That break will reduce GM's U.S. tax bill by an estimated $14 billion in the coming years, and its global taxes by close to $19 billion, according to a company filing.