Take this for what it is worth. Ford sales were up 33 percent in Dec. 2009 as compared to Dec. 2008. Toyota and Subaru’s sales also increased by a third, and Honda and Nissan sales were up 24 percent and 18 percent respectively. GM and Chrysler sales below the fold, but how is the Ford quality for you buyers out there?
General Motors’ sales were down 8 percent in Dec. 2009 as compared to the previous December and Chrysler was down 4 percent. As far as I know, GM and Chrysler are the only two auto manufactures who asked for and received bail out cash. The United States government know owns a significant percentage of both companies.
Ford is the only U.S. automaker to refuse government bailout money. Both GM and Chrysler took bailout money and went through government-sponsored bankruptcies.
For all of 2009, Ford sales were down 15 percent and Chrysler’s were down 36 percent compared to 2008. It was Chrysler’s worst sales year since 1962 and the first time since that year that annual Chrysler sales dropped below 1 million vehicles.
Discuss the quality of Ford vehicles in the comments section below. As happy owners of a 2006 Toyota and a 2001 Nissan, I’m not in the market for a new car, but I’m still interested in opinions on models.