No, Viriginia, the Prius isnt the most popular car in America

It's Not A Hybrid, Or A Fuel Sipper, But The Ford F Series Pickup Is The Best Selling Vehicle In Ame

Now that most Americans can't be bothered to read a daily newspaper, the little headlines that Yahoo puts up when you're signing in to get your email have become, I suspect, a major news source. One that caught my eye the other day was to the effect of The Surprising Bestselling Vehicle in the USA—And It's Not a Hybrid or Even a Small Car. Yeah? No kidding. It's the big Ford F-series pickup, with the Chevrolet Silverado pickup right behind it. Just as it's been for years.

The F-series did fall out of its top spot for a few months early this summer, when financial speculation—oh, I'm sorry, Supply & Demand—suddenly sent gas prices to $4 a gallon and beyond. Once fuel prices started drifting back to earth, the F-series once again assumed its position at the top of the best-sellers list, where it has been camped out for more than a decade. The fact that this is "surprising" news to the mainstream media is yet another depressing indicator of how clueless they are with regard to the U.S. auto market. It's part of the whole notion that the American carmakers' precarious financial position is obviously due to their stubborn insistence on building big trucks that no one wants, when they should have been making economical small cars and hybrids (like the Prius!). Except the fact is that when gas is $3 a gallon or less, Americans want big trucks. Lots of them. Should U.S. carmakers build more economical models, better small cars, and more hybrids? Sure. But is it surprising that the Ford F-series is America's bestselling vehicle? Only to those who are completely ignorant of the U.S. car market.

fordguy94
Yes! Thank you is right. My mother bought a Toyota, and everyday I tell her she's be better of with a Ford. And it's true, her Toyota is 7 years old, and it's got no life left in it. But her brother's Ford is 9 years old, and still reliable. It even looks great also. I want spread around this, Ford's are great cars. And people need to know that
mdensch
Thank you!I run into this almost daily, and from people who ought to know better: "Detroit just doesn't build cars that people want to buy."Excuse me?? Seems to me that they found buyers for each and every one of the millions of cars they built over the past decade.Detroit has its share of problems, but the issues are far more complex than conventional wisdom can grasp.

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