Saturday, September 21, 2013

Boy That Bailout of the Auto Industry by Mr. Obama Just Didn’t Work at All

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!!

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal

Slim Pickings for Most Popular Cars

Auto Dealers Run Low on Some New Models Amid Booming U.S. Demand

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 cars U.S. consumers want to buy.
At Dublin Nissan in Dublin, Calif., 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.
"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 Woodville, Ohio. His Chrysler Dodge Jeep store outside of Toledo 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.
On Tuesday auto makers are expected to report U.S. car and 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. 

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