Sunday, April 15, 2007

GM Country: Flint, MICHIGAN

Toyota Camry (above) is the #1 selling car in the U.S., but ranks only #26 in the Flint, Michigan area, where the Chevy Impala is the #1 seller, and where 9 of the top 10 cars are GM products.

Interesting article from today's Flint Journal, "Us vs. Them: Our New Vehicle Purchases Set Us Apart from Rest of U.S."

Across the nation, Toyota and Honda battle for the top spots in car sales, but in the Flint area, General Motors cars rule and the Chevrolet Impala is the best-selling car.

Toyota's Camry is No. 1 nationally, but comes in at 26th in the Flint area. Honda's Accord is No. 3 in the nation, but 24th in this area.

In The Flint Journal area, nine of the top 10 best-selling cars and seven of the 10 best-selling trucks wear GM badges.

The difference is because so many area buyers qualify for GM's family discount. Dennis Dunfield, general manager at the Al Serra Auto Plaza in Grand Blanc, said about 80 percent to 85 percent of buyers in this area can qualify for the GM discount, which can take about 10-15 percent off the list price.


At 4/15/2007 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in GM country a few years ago and I remember thinking it was like a movie set for an alternate history science fiction story where Japan did not exist.


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