Toyota doing better than Chrysler?

Posted by Admin | March 11th, 2010

Toyota, for all of its problems right now–isn’t doing the worst. Even though it is made fun of, daily, by Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, and David Letterman, Toyota is surviving the market. Chrysler Group, however, is turning in the worst numbers of the major car companies.

American consumers have essentially turned their backs on the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands. By some estimates, the once proud member of America’s Big Three automakers fell to No. 7 in February in terms of sales to U.S. consumers.

Chrysler’s sales to consumers have plunged more than 44% so far this year, according to estimates by industry tracker Edmunds.com.

Falling from the “big 3” to number 7 is a long fall for a company that has been around for as long as Chrysler. It seems almost as if their reputation plummeted overnight.