Friday, December 26, 2008

Top 10 Best Selling Vehicles of 2008

With all the hype over Hybrids and $4 gallon gas in 2008, what would you guess would be the #1 selling vehicle in America? Wrong, not the Prius! Think opposite, exact opposite. Like the Ford F-150, yes that's right, Ford Motor Co. sold more F-150's than any other vehicle in America. Over a half-million to be exact!

Ok, ok, but the Prius or Corolla has to be #2 right? Well, think again, can you say, "Chevy Silverado"? That is not a typo and your eyes are not fooling you. The Top 2 best selling vehicles in America are trucks that don't even come close to getting 20 MPG on the freeway. When I read this list for the first time, it made me laugh out loud. Everyday, I hear from the media, celebrities, Al Gore, and politicians about how we must drive cars that get better gas mileage or take mass transit or walk. Moreover, there rhetoric makes you feel as though everybody is being "Green" and your're the only one not on this wagon.

However, facts like these prove once again, Americans know what they want and will ignore the so called "Experts" and make decisions that make sense in there individual lives. The big three are building vehicles Americans actually want to drive. 4 out of the top 10 best selling vehicles are American made.

I am dreading the "Green" designs and new regulations that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are going to come up with in an effort to make the Big Three pay for there bailout money. Washington seems bent on regulating Detroit into making inferior products that Americans will not want to drive, I cannot wait for the day that I get to buy a Dodge Ram with a frame made from recycled materials and runs on vegetable oil!

This Top 10 List makes you wonder what these Automakers could do without the UAW or Washington breathing down there neck with regulations and outrageous wages. Level the playing field Washington, Cut the Red Tape!

- OTIS

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/06/top-10-best-selling-vehicles-of-2008/