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2012 GM Auto Sales Worse Than Any Bush Year

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American Thinker

I know, I know. The bailout worked and all headlines today present GM as having its best year since this and that. But here is raw data that you won’t see in many places:

● GM sold 2,595, 717 units in the Unites States during 2012; this is an 11% drop of the almost 3,000,000 units GM in 2008.

● GM U.S. sales in 2012 is lower and worse than any of the eight years Bush was in office.

● In December 2008, when the world was collapsing, when we were at the boiling point of the crisis, when we needed to save GM no questions asked, GM sold 221,983 units. How bad was it? Well, in 2012 in the midst of the great recovery, when “the bailout worked” as per Obama ads, GM sold only 245,733 units. Yes, that’s correct: the difference between the worse times for GM vs “its best months in five years,” is a mere 23,750 sales!

● If you replicate this 23,750 difference for a whole year, it still does not give GM enough sales to catch up to their 2008 level.



  1. aleon

    January 4th, 2013

    And the reason is, a lot of people like me won’t buy from Government Motors.

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  2. AbigailAdams

    January 4th, 2013


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  3. Tim

    January 4th, 2013

    I sure am glad they took my money by threat of force and gave it to those union maggots who donated it to the socialists who are destroying this country!

    Yessirree, Bob!

    First Stop – Spain!

    Second Stop – Greece!

    Final Destination – Zimbabwe!

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  4. Mitchell Palmer

    January 4th, 2013

    I would bet a good percentage of them were bought by Uncle Sam!!!

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  5. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 4th, 2013

    Lucifer loves his Chevy VOLT. He doesn’t drive it.
    He just plugs it and waits for it to burst into flames.
    He sits there for a few minutes in the fire, then jumps out, yelling, “WOW! WHAT A RIDE!”


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  6. Eleanor in Hell

    January 4th, 2013

    Hey, Franklin, I can’t wait for the 2014 C7 Corvette.
    The ’53 Corvette was a piece of crap, but this one
    promises to be the cat’s pajamas.

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  7. "That Guy"

    January 4th, 2013

    I’m curious to see the stats on the, already dismal, Chevy Volt sales over the next year or so now that Ford has a plug in hybrid that costs less, and is a better car.

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  8. Der Kommissar

    January 4th, 2013

    If GM would design and build better looking cars instead of the same old beige cookie cutter crap.
    I like the quote from the movie King Ralph:
    “Gas mileage is fine, but keep in mind – the first question every car buyer asks themselves is ‘Will this car get me laid?’”.

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