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Cash for Clunkers boosts Ford's July sales 1.6 pct

Original post made by ralph, Birdland, on Aug 3, 2009

DETROIT – Lured by the government's cash-for-clunkers campaign, car and truck buyers started to return to Ford Motor Co. showrooms last month, with the automaker reporting its first U.S. sales increase in nearly two years.

July sales of light vehicles rose 1.6 percent from the same month last year. Ford sold 158,354 vehicles, a 2.2 percent increase over last month and a sign that consumer fears that fueled the worst U.S. auto sales slump in a quarter-century may be easing.

Retail sales — which exclude purchases made to government agencies and rental car companies — rose 9 percent.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Hmmmmmmmmm...I wonder how many "illegals" picked up a good deal?

tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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