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A Harsh Winter Depresses
January Auto Sales

New York Times, by Jaclyn Trop

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/3/2014 2:02:57 PM

Automakers reported on Monday sharp declines in United States sales in January as a harsh freeze and winter storms thwarted purchases across much of the country. General Motors, the country’s largest carmaker, said sales fell 12 percent last month to 171,486 vehicles, while its crosstown rival, Ford Motor, reported a 7 percent decline, selling 154,644 vehicles. The Chrysler Group, the smallest of Detroit’s automakers, fared better, reporting growth of 8 percent to 127,183 vehicles for its best January sales performance in six years. It was the 46th month of consecutive sales gains for the automaker, whose acquisition by Fiat was

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Blame the weather alone? Dodge trucks, Jeep, and Nissan had a great month.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 2/3/2014 2:23:03 PM     (No. 9717755)

Nissan did great. Hmmm, wonder why? Whats that thing that they DON´T have that the "Big 3" have?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: joew9, 2/3/2014 2:31:04 PM     (No. 9717775)

Oh!! The harsh winter. That´s the ticket.
BTW, I´m currently engaged to Morgan Fairchild.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/3/2014 2:40:28 PM     (No. 9717790)

They forgot to blame "The Government Shutdown," too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/3/2014 2:50:35 PM     (No. 9717802)

Maybe people are broke and expect to be ´broker´ with Obamacare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grady, 2/3/2014 3:30:01 PM     (No. 9717844)

Harsh Winter-Depresses
Mild Spring Showers-Depress
Hot Summer-Depress
Chilly Fall-Depress

Repeat in ´14,15,16
Plus add "unexpected" as needed.

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