August sales will be announced next week, but early numbers say that it has been an exceptionally good month for new-car sales so far with two days left to go – including the kickoff to Labor Day weekend. Automotive News is reporting that forecasters are expecting this month to be the strongest single month since 2006 with retail sales projected to be around 1.27 million units.

Factoring this into the known 9.13 million sales through July, many experts are saying that annual sales in 2013 could be in the mid-15-million unit range including one estimate pushing this year's totals past 16 million units – a mark the US industry hasn't seen since 2007. The article states that sales could be even higher if automakers like Hyundai, Ford and Subaru were able to keep supply up with the demand of some of their popular models. Stay tuned as we'll know for sure when we put together our usual By The Numbers post next week.


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      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      15.5 million cars and not a single one of them would have been made in the USA if those right-wing traitors had their way and let our auto industry go under. This fact needs to be reiterated to remind folks how extreme those bastards have become and how badly they wanted to hurt this nation all for their foolish political gains.
        nsxrules
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        You mean the "right wingers" that advocated that GM andChrysler go through proper channels and declare bk? You know the way they had to anyway when the tax payer funded bailout the left wingers wanted PREDICTABLY failed? You need to stop getting your so called "news" from MSDNC
          Hazdaz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nsxrules
          Is that what Limbaugh is preaching to you idiots these days? You mean the tax payer funded bailout that was under BUSH? Or do you mean the "proper channels" for a bankruptcy that was unprecedented - and thus had no "proper channels".
          mikeybyte1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nsxrules
          There were no "proper channels" for bankruptcy at the time. Nobody would touch either company. That was a well known documented fact. If you have proof of companies that were lined up ready to take either company over - for the point of saving it - then please post the links here. Everything I read at the time indicated there was no normal bankruptcy option.
          OptimusPrimeRib
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nsxrules
          You mean the bailout procedure that Bush started?
        Jasonn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Except for all those Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Hyundai, etc that are made in the US right...
          Hazdaz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jasonn
          Yeah, except that those companies use many of the same parts suppliers that GM and Chrysler use and losing 20-50+% of their business would not have allowed the parts suppliers to stay in business which would have put Ford and even the foreign manufacturers under (at least in the US) because of lack of cars to sell. You can't build cars without parts, can't sell cars that aren't built. The car industry is extremely interdependent on each other and taking out one of the largest players in the business would have knocked most of the rest of the industry out as well.
          nsxrules
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jasonn
          And Fords....
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jasonn
          They only make them here because it boosts their profits. Business 101. They dont care about the US just how much money people like you shovel into their wallets. Get a clue.
        CaddyV8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        The only extremist here is you, you sad, strange little man
          carlotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          @CaddyV8
          Just a UAW hack.
          Hazdaz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @CaddyV8
          Clearly you support traitors. You must be proud of yourself.
        carlotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Your uninformed political comment makes no sense. Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai, BMW and Mercedes. And if not for the UAW bailout, GM and Chrysler would be better off too.
          Hazdaz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carlotta
          You are clearly too ignorant to know that car makers are heavily dependent on common parts suppliers that make parts for multiple car makers. Many of these suppliers were already hurting and don't have the resources that a full blown car maker has. You knock 20-50+% of their business by letting GM go under, and these suppliers would have collapsed as well, which means they wouldn't be able to make parts for Ford, Toyota and everyone else. Ford was on the brink already and not being able to built and subsequently sell cars due to lack of parts would have pushed them under. Now these suppliers lose even more business which would have made even more of them go under. So then the Toyotas, Hondas and everyone else that builds here wouldn't be able to get parts to finish their cars. If you don't understand how the industry works, its best if you keep quiet.
      aviboy97
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will believe it when Ford reveals to the public their fleet numbers.
      leomaccord02
      • 1 Year Ago
      GO Subaru! I was a former owner of a GMC Terrain that barely got 19mpg and had a timing chain replacement at 19,254 miles which the dealer claimed was "negligence" and refused to cover it under the 100,000 mile warranty. Never got over 20mpg either and the headliner was sagging from day one. I am now a proud owner of a 2013 Outback 3.6 and could not be happier. I love my car, so happy to be out of my old GM garbage!
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leomaccord02
        Headliner sagging yet you bought it anyway? Hmmm
      carlotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice shot of the airport rental lot. Is that Tampa?
      nsxrules
      • 1 Year Ago
      And Fords.....
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