Fair. Balanced. American.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cash for Clunkers... Fantastic

Especially if you're Toyota.

Government data shows that while 54 percent of the top-10-selling vehicles were manufactured domestically, eight out of 10 carry Japanese or South Korean nameplates. The Toyota Corolla is the most popular car bought under the program. Only the Ford Focus and the Ford Escape cracked the top 10.

American automakers are dominating one area -- trade-ins. All the top trade-ins were made by U.S. companies, with the Ford Explorer four-wheel-drive leading the pack.

Aren't those Toyotas made in Tennessee, a red state whose senators were against the stimulus bill? Maybe the program should only extend to American cars.

No comments :