Would everyone stop getting so friggin' excited? Yes, sales went up, but let's take out the fleet sales figures and come back down to reality.
The NY Times (registration required) reports: Ford and Chrysler Sales Break Losing Streak. We're glad to see the Fusion trio sales rise – rise above Ford's expectations. That's cool. Pretty suck about Volvo and Jaguar. And the Explorer. Ford's still got 10 pounds of frig to shove into its 5-pound bag.
Oh, GM, Why Must You Mock Us?
The Car Connection reports: GM Building Hybrid Escalade. We want to love, really we do. But hybrid trucks aren't the answer. Where's the Impala hybrid? Or the Cobalt. Or the G6. Or the Solstice. Crap, where are any Solstices? GM, are you really making them? As Joe from The View Through The Windshield points out, Pontiac only sold 2,000 (1,990 according to GM's site) in January. That's less than the Corvette.
GM: We Are Tall!
The Detroit News reports: GM steps up hybrid technology. Blah, blah, blah, GM's gonna make some hybrid stuff, blah, blah, blag. Oh, look, it's good that GM is doing this, but the picture (with the article) is freaking us out. Either Mr. Wagoner is over 8-feet tall or Senator Mikulski is under 4-feet tall.
Good ol' Joe. Joe, we do need that European Focus and we do need it in a 3-door version. Ford better stop F'in up the Focus and bring us the one we want. Sheesh. Do we have to spell it out for them, Joe?
Fukui F'in Up the A'crd
Holy cow, lamest headline we've ever done. Moving on: Leftlane News reports: Honda prices 2006 Accord Hybrid. We know this piece is about the price, but it's a Madonna-damned disgrace that a hybrid only gets 25mpg in the city. Shame on you, Mr. Fukui. We expect better.
Edmunds reports: WHISPERS: Chrysler Crossfire Production May Be Cut by as Much as Two-Thirds. Wow, two-thirds. The thing isn't selling all that well, so it sure makes sense to us. Funny, we'da bet this thing woulda' sold like hotcakes. Glad we didn't put that one down on our prediction list.
Well, what the hell do you think? Comments are open below for you to spout your thoughts. Share them! Dammit! Share them! Don't make us make you drive a Ford Granada!