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Much of the increases being posted by automakers are due to sales of smaller, fuel-efficient cars, which consumers are selecting in the face of rising gas prices.
That it was once Barack Obama’s daily driver does have a certain je ne sais quoi to it. But a million dollars worth?
All three domestic brands increased their market share in 2011, something that hadn’t happened since 1988.
Ford, GM and Chrysler workers have all recently approved new contracts with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and each company promised new assembly jobs with their contracts.
That isn’t as if poor auto sales weren’t expected, with natural disasters such as Hurricane Irene impacting sales in Atlantic states. And industry pundits such as J.D. Power and even auto manufacturers have significantly lowered expectations of auto sales in 2011.
In spite of gas prices that were above $4.00 a gallon in most parts of the United States, Detroit’s big three sold more muscle cars than the total combined sales of hybrids from all manufacturers in the month of May.