Or Did It?
Gee, remember all the Republican criticism of the auto industry bailout by the President. Wonder how that turned out? Obama the Socialist!!
Slim Pickings for Most Popular Cars
Auto Dealers Run Low on Some New Models Amid
|Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal|
Taz Harvey, above, had only one Nissan Sentra at his Harvey Nissan in Dublin, Calif., on Friday. Strong demand and limited supplies of some vehicles have him and other dealers unable get enough models of new, hot selling cars.
Ford Motor Co. launched
U.S. production last week of the auto maker's
hot-selling Fusion sedan at a factory in Michigan,
a move that highlights a broader problem for auto makers: They are short of the
consumers want to buy. U.S.
At Dublin Nissan in
owner Taz Harvey started August with just one Sentra on his lot. The car was
redesigned for 2013 and with its improved fuel economy luring shoppers sales of
the subcompact have soared. Dublin, Calif.
"I sell five or six a month and normally have 15 to 20 in stock," Mr. Harvey lamented.
It is a similar story for Mike Rouen in
His Chrysler Dodge Jeep store outside of Woodville, Ohio
has a half dozen Jeep Wranglers and about the same number of Grand Cherokees.
"I can sell more than that in a month, and it's tough. We're having a hard
time getting enough Jeeps," he said. Toledo
On Tuesday auto makers are expected to report
light-truck sales rose about 14% in August, to more than 1.4 million vehicles,
even as spot shortages dog Subaru, Ford and Honda Motor Co. U.S.