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    Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    TORONTO (CP) - Toyota continued to romp ahead while General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Ford suffered double-digit Canadian percentage sales drops in October compared with a year ago.

    Industry leader GM said Tuesday it sold 29,641 vehicles in the month, an 11.1 per cent decline from October of last year, as it struggled to shift buyer attention away from sales incentives. GM sales of passenger cars declined 5.2 per cent to 16,209 units while deliveries of trucks, including pickups, sport utility vehicles and minivans, skidded 17.4 per cent to 13,432 units.

    DaimlerChrysler Canada moved 14,894 units during the month, down 11 per cent. Car sales fell 25.9 per cent to 2,918 while truck sales declined 6.4 per cent to 11,976.

    Ford Canada moved 13,266 units, down 12.6 per cent, as car sales were down 4.3 per cent at 3,377 and truck sales tumbled 15.1 per cent to 9,889.

    "The conclusion of employee pricing combined with overall market challenges this month contributed to weak industry performance," explained Bernie Clement, vice-president of sales at DaimlerChrysler Canada.

    But Toyota Canada had its best-ever October, easily passing Ford and almost catching Chrysler with sales of 14,709 vehicles, up 6.5 per cent over October 2004.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/cp/business/051101/b110188.html
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Why bold that one segment of the article? It's no more important than any of the other paragraphs.
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    it is extremely important, because in canada, it is the 3rd month running that ford-a so called domestic-has been outsold by a so called import.

    in august it was honda that did the deed; in sept and october it has been toyota; (no news yet of how honda has done in canada as yet)

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Oh, I didn't know the only thing worth talking about on this site was imports overtaking domestics.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Oh, I didn't know the only thing worth talking about on this site was imports overtaking domestics.

    Thanks for the clarification.


    its not the only thing but it is an important thing. and a lot of posts are devoted to such things, on GMI, if only you'd care to look hard enough.

    I ain't arguing no more because I have a sneaking feeling that this thread will suddenly disappear into the wild blue yonder...

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    What do you know about looking around this site? You post in about ten different threads, once a month.
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    the Hondans ain't doing too badly either:

    And Honda topped Ford by selling a total of 13,579 units, up 25.5 per cent thanks to best-ever October sales of its new Civic compact.



    http://www.canada.com/businesscentre...e-686cd9737d02
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    http://www.canada.com/businesscentre...e-686cd9737d02

    In the above article this bit cracked me up no end

    Sales executives of the North American Big Three took long detours in search of positive aspects in the month's data.

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    HAH! HAH! FUNNY!

    Why do you post here?
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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    They said in the Toronto Star today that the "Big 3" had just under 50% share in October, the first time that has ever happened in Canada.

    Things look grim for GM / Ford and DC and in spite of some great new models, people keep on buying Camcords, Corollas and Civics. The Japanese are on a roll and people seem to think they are trouble free and US brands are not. Perception is the reality.

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Link

    http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet...1102/wxrcars02

    Honda also sold more Civics than all the cars Ford/Chrysler sold combined.

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Quote Originally Posted by dindak
    They said in the Toronto Star today that the "Big 3" had just under 50% share in October, the first time that has ever happened in Canada.

    Things look grim for GM / Ford and DC and in spite of some great new models, people keep on buying Camcords, Corollas and Civics. The Japanese are on a roll and people seem to think they are trouble free and US brands are not. Perception is the reality.
    My poll shows that 90% people are hypocrites (they hate Walmart with cheap Chinese stuff but LOVE Japanese or German cars) or have no clue about the cars (my wife bought CR and APA memebership and reports first and then Corolla without trying any domestic model). They buy what media and ads convince them to do. If I put billions in Marketing I can make people believe that I am taller that Shaq O'Neil (6'2" vs. 7' something), have a few shots from proper angle and few touches with photo editing software!

    I don't understand that perverted pleasure seeing any American company in trouble, I wonder if Japanese or German people are cheering and looting when their brands are eaten by imports. Just try to export something to Japan...

    FYI only last year Canada lost 5% in manufacturing jobs or 114K positions, just keep on buying imports, neglect your industry and you will be next without proper job! India and China already are ahead in R&D or science and Canada is falling behind as G7 country, export to USA is declining. What's next?

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Quote Originally Posted by ricers-shaft-big3
    the Hondans ain't doing too badly either:

    And Honda topped Ford by selling a total of 13,579 units, up 25.5 per cent thanks to best-ever October sales of its new Civic compact.



    http://www.canada.com/businesscentre...e-686cd9737d02
    Honda has bettered Toyota as well up 25.5% where Toyota was only up 6.5%

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Honda has bettered Toyota as well up 25.5% where Toyota was only up 6.5%

    the hondans are just too good

    toyota and honda are like tell and tyrel sackett

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    Re: Canadian October vehicle sales down at GM, Ford and Chrysler; Toyota up

    Quote Originally Posted by doh
    Honda has bettered Toyota as well up 25.5% where Toyota was only up 6.5%
    Begins to ponder if Honda had sleep in bed with oil companies? Releasing a new Civic when the gas prices are high is a very strange coincidence.

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