Here you go Greeney~~~This sounds like some of your wayward thinking when it comes to things you don't have enough knowledge of.
Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game
Because of distorted sales figures, Ford's Escape cross-over SUV, not the Focus small car, tops the list for most popular 'clunker' buy.
The person who wrote this piece is a complete and total IDIOT where Car and Truck sales are concerned. I can prove it and you can quote me.
This quote/the following one taht is~~ shows how they are trying to say that the Government is distorting the sales data, when in FACT the way they account for Truck and SUV sales is the way they have done it for years and years~~Decades.
A 2WD pick-up truck is not the same vehicle as a 4WD pick-up and anyone who says that they are is plain IGNORANT of the facts.
The government's results showed small cars as the top choice for shoppers looking for Cash for Clunker deals. But an independent analysis by Edmunds.com disputed those results, and showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys.
Here is what these fools are basing their piece on, even trying to JUSTIFY their method of sales accounting.
The discrepancy is a result of the methods used. Edmunds.com uses traditional sales measurements, tallying sales by make and model. The government uses a more arcane measurement method that subdivides models according to engine and transmission types, counting them as separate models.
They go on by trying to educate the reader on how they do it, only " LIKE I SAID " they need to find another line of work. IMHO They suck at this one.
The Ford Escape crossover SUV, instead of being the seventh-most popular vehicle under the program, as the government ranked it, was actually the best seller, according to Edmunds.com. The government pegged the Ford Focus as the top seller
A 2WD Escape and a 4WD escape are not the same vehicle, you can't include the hybrid either. Only Fools would try to introduce this to anyone with any knowledge of the car business. They'd be laughed out of the building.
Now when they make a 4WD Ford Focus, or put a 4.3 liter v/6 in one with a locker, and add a wench you guys let me know!
Next we can compare 2 door cars, called coupes, to 4 door cars, which are called sedans and tell everyone how they ARE NOT THE SAME FREAKING CARS!!
Hey Greeney once I sold a couple who said they were looking for a 2 door car a 4 door car instead. I made a joke after I asked them why they wanted a 2 door~~~THEY COULDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION. Like most buyers they didn't know what they wanted. Oh
I simply told them " NO PROBLEM " " WE'LL JUST WELD THE TWO BACK DOORS SHUT "
They lapped it up and left in a way way more convenient and user friendly 4 door sedan. Minus the welding of course http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/07/autos/c ... tm?cnn=yes
Truly the one business where anyone can walk in off of the street and claim they know more than someone who spends 60 plus hours a week neck deep in it. God how dumb some people really truly are!
Have a great week-end all!Cole