Oct 29th, 2007 by jbrown
“General Motors regained its title as world’s largest automaker when Toyota reported Monday it had sold fewer vehicles than GM in the July-September quarter.
The score with three quarters of the year over stands at Toyota selling 7.05 million vehicles and GM at 7.06 million sales. The race is tight, however. Toyota sold 2.34 million vehicles in the July-September quarter; GM sold 2.38 million.
At the half-year point, Toyota looked like it would take the No. 1 title GM has owned for 76 years. Analysts expect it to happen eventually. Toyota has an aggressive target to sell 10.4 million vehicles for 2009; GM’s best year was in 1978 when it sold 9.55 million vehicles. Where Toyota still has a firm hold on a No. 1 spot is in profitability.”
Now that isn’ what I found interesting, I think the comment below by the very mysteriously called “Bob” got me thinking…
“I just love the title “GM outsells Toyota — for now” as if it is a crime for GM to sell more vehicles than Toyota. I just how the American press and the so-called analysts like to make it seem that American companies are the worse things on the face of the earth. We should be more supportive of our American manufacturing base than tearing it down. Once this country loses it manufacturing base, that’s the end. ”
I’m not sure if I agree with this Bob character. He makes it like the world is coming to an end. What do you think?