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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:11:49 AM

Sport utility vehicles are alive and well despite predictions that tough fuel economy standards would spell their demise.

Compact luxury SUV was one of Canada's quickest growing segments last year, showing a stunning 25.1-per-cent year-over-year increase.

The segment is being boosted by advances in lightweight materials as well as smaller, fuel-efficient engines.

Meanwhile, U.S. light vehicle sales are expected to get off to a roaring start for 2013, with Edmunds. com forecasting a 14.5-per-cent increase in January compared with the same period last year.

Ford is expected to rise 20.6 per cent, General Motors, 16.3 per cent, Toyota, 18 per cent, Honda, 17.4 per cent, and Nissan, 3.7 per cent.


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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:45:30 AM

Disposable income.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:13:51 PM

little interest in dolts and leafs i guess
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:10:19 PM

big whoops.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:06:48 AM

People love their SUV's
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:06:36 AM

In the old days we would have called these vehicles station wagons!
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mmcentire
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:31:39 AM

I've got a Chev Tahoe and never really think about fuel consumption. It's by necessity with 2 young children. Also have Honda Accord 4 cylinder for most trips. It gets 30+ MPG and we juggle trips between the 2 for convenience, fuel concerns and kids comfort (dvd in headrest, room, etc). Not sure how high gas would need to get before I didn't own an SUV.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:02:25 AM

Gas prices don't affect everyone equally.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:50:44 AM

We have always loved our gas hogs.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:43:55 AM


Hogs.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:43:03 AM

I loved having an SUV but the insurance cost was outlandish.
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derKraut
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:26:38 AM

A AWD SUV is the only way to go in the 'Great White North' - despite gas/fuel economy.
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:24:44 AM

Greenies..."say it aint so!" Good for the manufacturers.
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GingoutMD
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:24:15 AM

Sad that gas guzzling SUVs are still a desired vehicle in times when gas prices are only going to go up. I hope the people who buy them now are happy with their 20mpg when gas prices are $4.50/gal and higher.
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:19:56 AM

Looking better.
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SSwathwood
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:08:25 AM

Throw a Prius in the trash, I'll take a SUV any day.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:51:13 AM

The good old SUV, the natural evolution from the family station wagon and van (both of which used to be nick named love wagons at one point or another... all puns intended).
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MrGasKGB
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:49:15 AM

They will be around a while.
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:45:26 AM

It will not last long. Too many people with short memories.
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:43:14 AM

Nutz...I'll stick with my Prius C
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:16:58 AM

You can even buy a chinese manufactured government motors vehicle. GM is now has 70% of its manufacturing business in china. That is where the jobs went after the taxpayer bailout of the firm... so we will never get back about $40,000,000,000 (that is billion) still owed in bailout funds as they went overseas to china.
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Bou
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:16:38 AM

Gasprices going up will bring sales down.
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turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:15:29 AM

I doubt sales really has anything to do with better fuel economy in SUVs
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:12:28 AM

Good for them if this is correct
But I'm not convinced
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