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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:15 AM
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Re: Ford heaviest in fleet sales in U.S.

My inclination is that a large percentage of this 45% would be the previous 2011 Focus. Without the actual details of which Focus this is, that is my assumption.
Unless Ford is talking absolute BS regarding managing inventory to match demand, and also to keep residuals high on new models going forward, this article smells of "pot shots" at Ford which comes out the same day Ford announces their profit news.

I read somewhere that this 45% number was up to September 2011. The 2012 Focus was not seeing dealers lots until sometime in April, with low production numbers up until August thru October. I just cannot fathom how Ford could take almost half of the new Focus production and move in thru fleet outlets, it just does not make sense.

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