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dwbuddy

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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:23:17 PM

Call this the long overdue Spring sales surge for the pick-up truck.

It may not be sexy, but the importance for automakers and the U.S. economy cannot be overstated.

"Housing is beginning to improve, and that's fueling our pick-up sales," said Kurt McNeil, Vice President of U.S. Sales for General Motors.

In April, the big 3 all saw big sales for their pick-ups.

Ram Trucks up 49%
Ford F-Series up 24%
GM Pick-ups up 23%Small Business Owners, Contractors Buying Again

Pick-up trucks have been gradually increasing sales as the economy has improved over the last three years. At the heart of the latest surge in truck sales is higher demand from small business owners and contractors who are replacing older trucks in their fleets.

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bston
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 12:09:55 AM

We purchased a crew cab Tundra almost a year ago; best purchase ever!
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MAC48
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:18:58 PM

A crew cap pickup fills a number of family and business trasportation needs such as hauling the family with baggage around, pulling trailers, transporting items in the cargo bed, etcetera. We can guarantee you that we will never be without one in our family "fleet".
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blupupher
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 9:25:50 AM

I want one, but can't afford one.
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dr047
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:35:02 AM


Many pick-ups never pick-up.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:24:00 AM

Looks like the economy is improving nicely. Good thing Mhit lost the election or we would be headed right back to the wasteland of the Bush years.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:44:40 AM

Businesses and people who own pickup trucks do need to replace them sometimes.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:12:51 AM

Nuthin' like a picumup for haulin' - -
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:10:08 AM

There seems to be a demand for both new and used trucks.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:57:42 PM

good ford
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:40:06 PM

good sign, the economy is starting to bounce back.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:24:15 PM

A lot of people depend upon their pickups for their profession and family life.
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Ahking
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:14:21 PM

so the trucks go first to be followed by other categories. love this kind of a trickle down economics.
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esq262
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:50:09 PM

Love mine too.
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davenles
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:30:53 PM

Love my truck.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:24:23 PM

Heard this on the radio a dew hours ago.
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:13:50 PM

Interesting, some look very good but not for me.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:09:56 PM

The bottom line is, Trucks are just plain useful.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 9:07:19 PM

Very surprising on the Ram's, but good to a degree. A bright spot.
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:47:59 PM

There is always a demand for trucks and the pick-up is one. Pick-ups are not mostly limited for just enjoyment, but also business. They are also long lasting when cared for properly.

The F 150 someone I knew had was very impressive for power and cargo capacity.
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:33:29 PM

I'd do a Tundra if I was to get one..............
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FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 8:25:03 PM

Love my 2005 GM Duramax diesel. My second one and would buy another at a drop of a hat if I needed it. I get around 25 mpg on the open highway with a camper on it.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:59:12 PM

Good
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rcornel
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:48:44 PM

With inproving mpg... why not.
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race2IT
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:33:57 PM

When I can afford it, I'll buy a truck. It seems to be better than a car to haul different things.
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rich13251
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:57:27 PM

Love my pick-ups. When the present one wears out, I'll get another!
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 6:25:05 PM

To some pickup are hard to do without.
And better mpg helps .
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Infidels
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 5:39:34 PM

I think it also has to do with pickups becoming more fuel efficient
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lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:48:21 PM

Hmmmmmmmm.....they said the same thing a few decades ago about the Vans & look what happened......You hardly ever see any anymore......... Its just a phase they'll go thru & then die off just like anything else.........
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humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:33:20 PM

it also helps that there are no electric pickups out there also
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:12:04 PM

great news
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md11capt
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 4:03:28 PM

And I thought they were expensive when they went over $10,000 a vehicle.
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:55:14 PM

dealers are making monthly payments low,but have a few bad months and the repo man is in your driveway
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:54:12 PM

you only drive it when you need it
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Ouch06
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 3:49:18 PM

Too expensive for me.
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