Jump to content
Drew Dowdell

Sales: December 2019 Sales Figure Ticker

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

In the end, it's my money and my business. I have and do invest a lot of money in some great annuity funds so I know what I have to "burn" on premium gasoline in my rides.   

Amen brother!

 

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Reality is complex.  Everyone’s use case is different.  I fill up when it’s down to 1/4 or 1/8th of a tank. Maybe every 2 to 2 1/2 weeks, more often in summer.  About $60 or so.   It is what it is. The Jeep is fine on 87. 

I do the 1/4 tank fill-up as well especially in the C5 being that it is a tall and narrow tank behind the driver and passenger. Usually better for the fuel pump even though most are pretty low in the tank, it's a peace of mind thing too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, dfelt said:

Yet they build the Corvette which proves they could make the ultimate performance in every product they sell if they wanted too. Must be a bean counter looking at 1/4 pennies of profit for them to not do it.

I mean... I get that but not everything can be 60-100k and 500-700hp.. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I mean... I get that but not everything can be 60-100k and 500-700hp.. 

Driving is a privilege earned. ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a 15-gal 'cushion' in my tank, I run it down til the 'low fuel' light blazes for a day, then I fill it to the brim, every time.
Amounts to around $55 every week & a half.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I almost always go to when my light comes on which the car reads ~50 miles till empty. I don't feel the need to fill up earlier unless I foresee terrible weather or a road trip in the near future. 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/5/2020 at 9:06 PM, balthazar said:

Ahh; but you implied they were the same vehicle.
Aviator interior / Explorer interior - not seeing anything carried over :

Screen Shot 2020-01-05 at 9.03.55 PM.png


'20 mercedes GLE competes directly with the Lincoln Aviator (MSRP base - L: $51.1K, MB: $53.7K).
But the merceds is down on HP (L: 400-494, MB: 362-480), has a shorter wheelbase & less leg room, has 1 less gear, and frankly it just seems dated; like daimler has been using the same recipe for a decade & a half now. Aviator is extremely fresh and you can see the effort Lincoln put into it just from a quick walk-around.

Even a die hard anti Ford guy like myself can't help but be hugely impressed by how nice a job they have done with the current Lincoln SUV"'s. Back in our horribly contorted threads about the conti, I  stated that Lincolns design language worked well on the SUV's but not the cars.I stand behind that statement. Lincoln gets a big bravo from me, actually, for their SUV's.

On 1/10/2020 at 10:31 AM, balthazar said:

With a 15-gal 'cushion' in my tank, I run it down til the 'low fuel' light blazes for a day, then I fill it to the brim, every time.
Amounts to around $55 every week & a half.

Worth if for a work truck...

On 1/9/2020 at 8:10 PM, oldshurst442 said:

Amen brother!

 

I will second that Amen. 

On 1/9/2020 at 9:36 AM, ccap41 said:

IMO, life is too short to piss money down the drain on premium vs regular for a non-performance vehicle...like a truck.. 

I run regular gas frequently in my beetle no problem, it has the GTI motor and should take premium. Especially for interstate road trips, zero difference, moderate drop in performance. 

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today was one of those days where I filled up at half a tank because I may get stuck in snow/sleet/ice traffic on my way home and HOPEFULLY that doesn't happen but if it were to, I can sit for a day idling. 

Also, gas in Missouri is almost $0.30 cheaper than where I'm at in Illinois. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the Florida to Ohio road trip this past weekend I would fill up at 1/2 tank.  The Trax has a small gas tank and gets good mileage, so refilling at the half mark was a good time to stop and get out..  For February, I lucked out with good weather most of the trip, other than the 1st 200 miles in FL which was heavy rain Friday night...

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Even a die hard anti Ford guy like myself can't help but be hugely impressed by how nice a job they have done with the current Lincoln SUV"'s. Back in our horribly contorted threads about the conti, I  stated that Lincolns design language worked well on the SUV's but not the cars.I stand behind that statement. Lincoln gets a big bravo from me, actually, for their SUV's.

Worth if for a work truck...

I will second that Amen. 

I run regular gas frequently in my beetle no problem, it has the GTI motor and should take premium. Especially for interstate road trips, zero difference, moderate drop in performance. 

Welcome back Horse, you been missed! :D 

1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

On the Florida to Ohio road trip this past weekend I would fill up at 1/2 tank.  The Trax has a small gas tank and gets good mileage, so refilling at the half mark was a good time to stop and get out..  For February, I lucked out with good weather most of the trip, other than the 1st 200 miles in FL which was heavy rain Friday night...

Same here, when you have either a large tank or a very efficient small auto, you still need to get out and stretch the legs. Half tank is how i do all road trips as I get 500 miles on a tank in my Escalade, so might as well stretch at the 250 mile mark. Then always full tank so no need to worry where the next gas station is when driving in new areas.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Welcome back Horse, you been missed! :D 

Same here, when you have either a large tank or a very efficient small auto, you still need to get out and stretch the legs. Half tank is how i do all road trips as I get 500 miles on a tank in my Escalade, so might as well stretch at the 250 mile mark. Then always full tank so no need to worry where the next gas station is when driving in new areas.

I was able to adjust the seat and everything to be reasonably comfortable in the Trax...first 1000+ mile trip I've done in a 4cyl vehicle in probably 30 years.   The biggest annoyance was the relatively hard steering wheel, my hands got sore gripping it after a while..  

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I was able to adjust the seat and everything to be reasonably comfortable in the Trax...first 1000+ mile trip I've done in a 4cyl vehicle in probably 30 years.   The biggest annoyance was the relatively hard steering wheel, my hands got sore gripping it after a while..  

Does it have the finger knobs on the back side? My Escalade and SS both have that knobby back side that allows the fingers to have a good grip without gripping hard. As such, when I last drove my old suburban before putting up on blocks I was surprised how much tighter I had to grip the steering wheel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Does it have the finger knobs on the back side? My Escalade and SS both have that knobby back side that allows the fingers to have a good grip without gripping hard. As such, when I last drove my old suburban before putting up on blocks I was surprised how much tighter I had to grip the steering wheel.

Yeah, it does...and the thumb recesses at 10 and 12...definitely not bad...definitely worlds better than olden days of  huge steering wheels w/ thin, hard rims..

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Yeah, it does...and the thumb recesses at 10 and 12...definitely not bad...definitely worlds better than olden days of  huge steering wheels w/ thin, hard rims..

Awesome to hear, that does make a big difference in road trips. Thanks for the info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Social Stream

  • Similar Content

    • By Drew Dowdell
      Quarterly:
      Ford Motor Company - Down 1.3% for the quarter, Down 3.0% for the year
      General Motors Co. - Down 6.3% for the quarter, Down 2.3% for the year
      Tesla - Not yet Reported
      FCA US LLC - Down 2% for the quarter, Down 1% for the year
      Monthly:
      Audi of America -  Up 14.0% for the month, Up 0.4% for the year
      BMW of North America -  Up 2.4% for the month, Up 1.8% for the year
      Genesis Motor America - Up 262.4% for the month, Up 105.9% for the year
      Honda Motor Co. -  Down 12.0% for the month, Up 0.2% for the year
      Hyundai Motor America -  Down 0.6% for the month, Up 3.2% for the year
      Infiniti USA - Down 37.8% for the month, Down 21.1% for the year
      Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 2.6% for the year
      Kia Motors America - Up 8.0% for the month, Up 4.4% for the year
      Mazda North American Operations - Up 6.5%  for the month, Down 7.2% for the year
      Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 2.4% for the month, Up 1.0% for the year
      Mitsubishi Motors North America -  Up 10.3% for the month, Up 2.5% for the year
      Nissan Group - Down 29.5% for the month, Down 9.9% for the year
      Porsche Cars North America Inc. -  Up 15.8% for the month, Up 7.6% for the year
      Subaru of America, Inc. - Down 3.4% for the month, Up 2.9% for the year
      Toyota Motor North America - Down 6.1% for the month, Down 1.8% for the year
      Volkswagen of America - Down 13% for the month, Up 2.6% for the year
      Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 40% for the month, Up 10.2% for the year

      Brands (Quarterly):
      Alfa Romeo - Down 12%
      Buick - Down 4.3%
      Cadillac -  Down 2.2%
      Chevrolet - Down 6.1%
      Chrysler - Down 15%
      Dodge - Down 9%
      Ford - Down 2.2%
      Fiat - Down 49%
      GMC - Down 8.5%
      Jeep - Down 2%
      Lincoln - Up 17.8%
      Ram Trucks - Up 6%
      Tesla - Not yet Reported

      Brands (Monthly):
      Acura - Down 3.8% 
      Audi - Up 14.0%
      BMW - Up 4.0%
      Genesis - Up 419.7%
      Honda - Down 12.9%
      Hyundai - Down 0.6%
      Infiniti - Down 37.8%
      Jaguar - Up 1.9% for the year
      Kia - Up 8.0%
      Land Rover - Up 2.8% for the year
      Lexus - Down 0.6%
      Mazda - Up 6.5%
      Mercedes-Benz - Down 5.4%
      Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 21.1%
      MINI - Down 17.4%
      Mitsubishi - Up 10.3%
      Nissan - Down 28.4% 
      Porsche - Up 14.8% 
      Smart - No Longer Reported 
      Subaru - Down 3.4% 
      Toyota - Down 7.2% 
      Volkswagen - Down 13.0%
      Volvo - Up 40%
    • By Drew Dowdell
      FORD MOTOR COMPANY FOURTH QUARTER 2019 U.S. SALES

       

       

       

      2019

      Q4

       

       

      2018

      % Cha nge

      Year-to-Date

      2019               2018

      % Cha nge

      SALES BY BRAND

      Ford

      568,507

      581,386

      -2.2

      2,310,494

      2,393,731

      -3.5

      Lincoln

      33,355

      28,307

      17.8

      112,204

      103,587

      8.3

      Total vehicles

      601,862

      609,693

      -1.3

      2,422,698

      2,497,318

      -3.0

      SALES BY TYPE

      Cars

       

       

      63,400

       

       

      107,491

       

       

      -41.0

       

       

      349,091

       

       

      486,024

       

       

      -28.2

      SUVs

      208,387

      217,343

      -4.1

      830,471

      872,215

      -4.8

      Trucks

      330,075

      284,859

      15.9

      1,243,136

      1,139,079

      9.1

      Total vehicles                                             601,862       609,693          -1.3             2,422,698      2,497,318          -3.0

      FORD BRAND

      Fiesta

       

       

      7,315

       

       

      15,212

       

       

      -51.9

       

       

      60,148

       

       

      51,730

       

       

      16.3

      Focus

      0

      13,078

      N/A

      12,480

      113,345

      -89.0

      C-MAX

      0

      213

      N/A

      38

      6,683

      -99.4

      Fusion

      32,137

      48,636

      -33.9

      166,045

      173,600

      -4.4

      Taurus

      769

      6,988

      -89.0

      9,924

      28,706

      -65.4

      Police Interceptor Sedan

      88

      1,762

      -95.0

      3,427

      7,382

      -53.6

      GT

      42

      24

      75.0

      229

      126

      81.7

      Mustang

      17,124

      14,223

      20.4

      72,489

      75,842

      -4.4

      Ford Cars

      57,475

      100,136

      -42.6

      324,780

      457,414

      -29.0

      EcoSport

      14,051

      16,038

      -12.4

      64,708

      54,348

      19.1

      Escape

      47,587

      62,178

      -23.5

      241,388

      272,228

      -11.3

      Edge

      37,621

      35,184

      6.9

      138,515

      134,122

      3.3

      Flex

      6,147

      4,150

      48.1

      24,484

      20,308

      20.6

      Explorer

      48,083

      56,316

      -14.6

      168,309

      227,732

      -26.1

      Police Interceptor Utility

      3,201

      8,385

      -61.8

      18,752

      33,839

      -44.6

      Expedition

      24,267

      14,140

      71.6

      86,422

      54,661

      58.1

      Ford SUVs

      180,957

      196,391

      -7.9

      742,578

      797,238

      -6.9

      F-Series

      233,952

      230,312

      1.6

      896,526

      909,330

      -1.4

      Ranger

      33,059

      0

      N/A

      89,571

      0

      N/A

      E-Series

      12,837

      11,387

      12.7

      45,063

      47,936

      -6.0

      Transit

      36,885

      31,331

      17.7

      153,868

      137,794

      11.7

      Transit Connect

      10,208

      8,705

      17.3

      41,598

      31,923

      30.3

      Heavy trucks

      3,134

      3,124

      0.3

      16,510

      12,096

      36.5

      Ford Trucks

      330,075

      284,859

      15.9

      1,243,136

      1,139,079

      9.1

      Ford Brand

      568,507

      581,386

      -2.2

      2,310,494

      2,393,731

      -3.5

      LINCOLN BRAND

      MKZ

       

       

      4,080

       

       

      4,931

       

       

      -17.3

       

       

      17,725

       

       

      19,852

       

       

      -10.7

      Continental

      1,845

      2,424

      -23.9

      6,586

      8,758

      -24.8

      Lincoln Cars

      5,925

      7,355

      -19.4

      24,311

      28,610

      -15.0

      Corsair/MKC

      7,549

      6,971

      8.3

      25,815

      26,241

      -1.6

      Nautilus/MKX

      7,727

      8,687

      -11.1

      31,711

      28,573

      11.0

      MKT

      275

      540

      -49.1

      3,388

      2,324

      45.8

      Aviator

      6,424

      0

      N/A

      8,323

      0

      N/A

      Navigator

      5,455

      4,754

      14.7

      18,656

      17,839

      4.6

      Lincoln SUVs

      27,430

      20,952

      30.9

      87,893

      74,977

      17.2

      Lincoln Brand

      33,355

      28,307

      17.8

      112,204

      103,587

      8.3

    • By Drew Dowdell
      MONTH OF DECEMBER YEAR-TO-DATE Model 2019 2018 2019 2018 Rio 2,144 1,608 24,961  22,975  Forte 7,635  7,709  95,609 101,890  Optima 7,141 7,809  96,623 101,603 Cadenza 237 198 1,630  4,507 Stinger 1,034 1,289 13,861  16,806 K900 30 55 390  354  Soul 6,932 10,128 98,033  104,709 Niro 2,284  2,006  24,467  28,232  Sportage 8,426 6,998 89,278 82,823  Sorento 7,319 8,502 95,951 107,846 Telluride 6,496 N/A 58,604  N/A Sedona 1,551 1,126 15,931 17,928 Total 51,229 47,428 615,338 589,673
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Volkswagen of America December 2019 Sales
        Dec. 19
      Dec. 18
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
      Dec. 19 YTD
      Dec. 18 YTD
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
       Golf
      314 
      281 
      12% 
      5,644 
      6,642 
      -15%   GTI
      765 
      1,045 
      -27% 
      11,672 
      16,684  -30%   Golf R
      394 
      88 
      348% 
      4,223 
      3,468  22%   e-Golf
      264 
      222 
      19% 
      4,863 
      1,354  259%   Golf SportWagen
      927 
      789 
      17% 
      10,991 
      14,123  -22%   Total Golf Family
      2,664 
      2,425 
      10% 
      37,393 
      42,271  -12%   Jetta Sedan
      8,164 
      10,261 
      -20% 
      100,453 
      90,734  11%   Jetta SportWagen      
       (now Golf  SportWagen)


               N/A 
      -  71 
      N/A 
       Total Jetta
      8,164 
      10,261 
      -20% 
      100,453 
      90,805  11%   Beetle Coupe
      324 
      455 
      -29% 
      7,704 
      8,636  -11%   Beetle  Convertible
      388 
      462 
      -16% 
      9,511 
      5,775  65% 
       Total Beetle
      712 
      917 
      -22% 
      17,215 
      14,411  19%   Passat
      714 
      3,116 
      -77% 
      14,123  41,401  -66%   CC

      11 
      -82% 
      58 
      455 
      -87%   Arteon
      283  -  N/A  2,449  -  N/A   Tiguan Limited

      189 
      -99% 
      391 
      13,546  -97%   Tiguan
      7,930 
      8,353 
      -5.1% 
      109,572 
      89,476  22%   Total Tiguan
      7,931 
      8,542 
      -7.2% 
      109,963 
       103,022 
      6.7% 
       Touareg

      58 
      -88% 
      160 
      2,022 
      -92%   Atlas
      7,400 
      6,717 
      10% 
      81,508 
      59,677 
      37%   Total Car
      12,539 
      16,730 
      -25% 
      171,691 
      189,343 
      -9.3% 
       Total SUV
      15,338 
      15,317 
      0.1% 
      191,631 
      164,721 
      16% 
       TOTAL 
      27,877 
      32,047  
      -13%  
      363,322  
      354,064  
      2.6%  
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Carline
      Dec-19
      Dec-18
      % Chg
      Dec-19
      Dec-18
      % Chg
       
      MTD
      MTD
      MTD
      YTD
      YTD
      YTD
      Forester
      16,436
      17,642
      -6.8%
      180,179
      171,613
      5.0%
      Impreza
      5,740
      5,880
      -2.4%
      66,415
      76,400
      -13.1%
      WRX/STI
      1,561
      2,417
      -35.4%
      21,838
      28,730
      -24.0%
      Ascent
      8,280
      7,733
      7.1%
      81,958
      36,211
      126.3%
      Legacy
      3,415
      3,374
      1.2%
      35,063
      40,109
      -12.6%
      Outback
      16,661
      15,851
      5.1%
      181,178
      178,854
      1.3%
      BRZ
      131
      349
      -62.5%
      2,334
      3,834
      -39.1%
      Crosstrek
      10,140
      11,295
      -10.2%
      131,152
      144,384
      -9.2%
      TOTAL
      62,364
      64,541
      -3.4%
      700,117
      680,135
      2.9%
  • Recent Status Updates

    • trinacriabob  »  balthazar

      It's not possible to message you.  At least, it wasn't possible to do that last summer.  So I'll post it here.  I had a crazy layover back in June at PHL ... for about 8 hours ... and wondered how far into NJ you were from Philly.  What I did is get the PHLash day pass and did the self-guided tour of Center City before heading back to the airport.  I stayed too close to the center because of time. I actually wasted time by going into South Philly.  I wanted to venture out onto the Main Line and see Villanova.  That rail line was included on the pass I bought.  I had to manage my time because of the late afternoon flight to the Coast.  Cheers.
      · 1 reply
    • Drew Dowdell

      Merry Christmas!
      · 1 reply
    • Robert Hall

      Last work day of the year.  My client wants me back in January...which is good, really like working from home
       
      · 1 reply
    • Drew Dowdell

      Well today is the day. Last day at Direct Energy.
      · 0 replies
    • Drew Dowdell

      Wheels for the week: 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE. We'll be taking this one on a trip to Virginia and testing out how close to the 37mpg highway rating we'll get. It's equipped with Toyota Safety Sense which means I'll have radar cruise control for the trip (Yay!). The shocking part is the price: $28,084 for a Corolla that doesn't even have the biggest engine. But it's got heated seats, so that will keep Albert Maisto happy.
      · 0 replies
  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...