Ford Sales Surge

Ford Motor Company’s December 2009 sales were up 33 percent from December 2008.  By comparison, Chrysler’s sales were down 4 percent.  GM has yet to report.  One factor is almost certainly the quality of Ford’s product — my wife certainly loves her Ford Edge and hopes we’ll get another when the lease runs out — but I suspect Ford’s position as the only major U.S. automaker to neither go bankrupt nor take bailout money is another.

UPDATE: GM December sales were down 6 percent.  Most foreign automakers posted December gains.  Honda, for instance, reported a 24 percent increase in December sales; Nissan an 18 percent gain.