Jeep leads list of 25 most 'patriotic' brands

Jeep leads list of 25 most 'patriotic' brands
http://www.freep.com/article/20130702/BUSINESS0103/307020048/
Survey of 4,500 consumers by Brand Keys lists the Jeep as one of two top patriotic brands out of 197 companies.

Chrysler sales jump 8% in June
http://www.freep.com/article/20130702/BUSINESS01/307020044/June-auto-sales

Great news for Toledo!

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Way to go Jeep. Many of the called back workers and workers getting second tier wages are responsible for this success. Here's details on sales. It appears the whole "patriotic" thing doesn't play into sales too much since overall Jeep sales were flat, but people sure do like those trucks. "Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in June. Sales of the Dodge Durango full-size SUV rose 39%, to 4,590, tops among Chrysler vehicles.
"Last month Chrysler Group set seven individual vehicle line sales records and achieved our 39th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth," said Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales, in a prepared statement. "The fundamentals for continued industry gains in new vehicle sales remain intact."
Jeep Grand Cherokee had its best June in eight years, with sales up 33% to 16,626, but overall Jeep sales were flat at 44,609. Chrysler brand sales rose 1% to 27,249. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan rose 14% to 12,360, but sales of the larger Chrysler 300 fell 39% to 4,280. Sales of the new Dodge Dart compact totaled 6,437. "

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Interesting that an Italian car company is considered the most "patriotic."

Yes this is good news considering not much is being done to level the trade playing field. Nissan imports most of its vehicles from Japan and its seen a 25% sales increase when it lowered its vehicle prices this year. The Japanese government had a hand here by using currency manipulation by lowering the Yen by 15% since October 2012 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-03/nissan-may-u-s-sales-rise-25-tr... and http://finance.yahoo.com/news/weak-yen-help-japan-headache-elsewhere-065...

Speaking to Galts concern of patriotism its seems our Veterans are deeply concerned about driving American made vehicles. I find it ironic that Fred attends all these veteran events driving an imported Toyota Prius. Has Fred received any blow back from being unpatriotic? I know many of our Vets work in our local automotive plants and most that I talk to drive American made vehicles. When Fred stands an watches the Veteran motorcycle parade pass how many foreign made motorcycles does he see?

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So if a veteran buys a Honda made in Ohio that would be patriotic--right?

How about a veteran riding on a 2008 Honda Goldwing motorcycle that was made in America? That would be patriotic--right?

Now, according to Mr. Electric Car Obama, the Prius would be the most patriotic car in the lot. The owner is saving the environment from man-made global warming!

Since Mrignorant always wants to know about military support for my Prius driving behind..... Fred, Thank you very much for giving us a forum to get the word out again. WSPD has always been my favorite radio station for News and Talk. Your efforts to support us show what a great member of the community your station is. A great deal of last year’s success can surly be attributed to the time you gave us then, I know this year’s interview will be even more of an influence on our total success. You and all the fine employees of WSPD truly are friends of the military and veterans of all branches, we salute you Sir!
SFC Timothy l. Bellville
There you go mrignorant, go put your makeup on little girl

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

My son is in the military.

A while back Fred interviewed him for one of his segments.
(Fred interviews alot of active military so there is no need to say it but Fred, if you remember his name I'd appreciate it if you kept it off this board)

I appreciate your support for the patriotic men and women in uniform AND SO DO THEY. You have had an active duty military man say so!

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

I bought one vehichle from Jeep. It was so bad I'll never buy another one.

I'm thinking that Jeep was from a long time ago. Things are different now. Quality is up on all American vehicles. Maybe you could be patriotic on your next purchase?

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If you want to be patriotic, a Jeep may have been a good choice in the past, but not now because it is owned by Fiat--an Italian company. We fought the Italians in WWII.

Sometimes reality is so hard to accept.

It was almost twenty years ago. I've had good results with GM ever since. The dealership had more to do with souring more so than the vehicle. After the heater went out over a dozen times, when I tried to schedule repairs they told me they couldn't schedule repairs for two weeks during one of the coldest winters on record. When I asked what was I to do in the mean time, they said, "wear more clothes." The next day I drove into a GM dealership and bought an Oldsmobile Aurora. One of the best cars I ever owned.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/01/15/jeep-guangzhou-china...
"The Chinese plant has an initial annual capacity of 140,000 cars and eventually will be capable of assembling 500,000 vehicles a year."

Considering the BILLIONS of people who live in China only purchased 20,000 Jeeps last year, where do you think those extra 480,000 new Jeeps will be sold?

Patriotic my a$$.This Italian company supports an American political party that is importing FOREIGN workers to take jobs from Americans via the amnesty bill.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

My God can't you get anything right? China has a tariff on all American made Jeeps. Its around $25,000 a Jeep. If its built in China no tariffs. Capiche! Its classic unfair trade and Chrysler knows it can't make a profit exporting to China. Wall Street and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce makes the trade rules and American workers suffer. Now if it were set up in this country that way the imported Prius would cost and extra $25,000 and Fred would be driving American made products. Again even Japan is screwing us with it currency manipulation. They devalued the Yen by 15% since last October. Nissan then lowered its imported auto prices sticking it to the American worker.

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Since you seem to be basing all of your argument on the Chinese manipulating its currency, here's a question. Over Obama's tenure, has the yuan gone up or down compared to the dollar?

Bitchboy, it's pointless to try and use logic and facts on you. Your head is so far up Willard's rear you can't see what is in front of your face.

The average yearly income in China is around 8075 yuans which is just about $4397.00 U.S. dollars.

The average cost of a Jeep is around $28,557.00

At that pay rate. the average Chinese worker would have to spend FOUR AND A HALF YEARS OF INCOME to buy a Jeep.

Do you really think that the Chinese people would be able to afford a Jeep and still be able to buy food?

It's OK. I understand you gave up your ability to think when you handed your balls over to your Union owners. You refuse to admit that China building 1/2 A MILLION JEEPS A YEAR means they are gearing up for export.

You voted for this, now wallow in it Sucker!

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Chrysler to recall 490,000 cars, SUV

Jeep corners market for red, white, and blue
http://www.toledoblade.com/Automotive/2013/07/04/Jeep-corners-market-for...

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