Ford v. Chevy: The Battle Rages On

Matthew Keegan
 


Visitors: 432

As much as auto critics love to wring their hands over GM’s and Ford’s misfortunes the two automakers are locked in a perpetual battle for the coveted big pickup truck category. The Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F Series continue to duke it out for the number one spot. There is more at stake here than meets the eye…and just what would that be?

For 28 years running the top selling vehicle in the US has not been a car, rather a pick up truck. That’s right, America’s love of pick ups extends to the point where the Ford F Series traditionally outsells the bestselling car by a factor of nearly 2 to 1 [the Toyota Camry is the best selling car, FYI]. Indeed, the second best selling truck for most of that time has been the Chevy Silverado, nemesis of the Ford.

If you are a GM fan, your immediate thought is to cry “foul" over the whole matter. In reality, Chevrolet’s parent company - General Motors - sells more full size pick up trucks than Ford year in and year out. However “the general" markets its truck under two different nameplates: Chevrolet and GMC. So, what appears to be a long running streak for Ford is just not that. At least according to GM fans.

Beyond the pick up truck sales, the matter of who is number one is a source of pride for the big automakers as they have been beaten and bruised over the years by increased competition. Asian automakers continue to take away sales, as even Toyota and Nissan are now building full sized pick up trucks. Dodge, too, has grown in size and influence ever since its redone Rams hit the market in the early 1990s. So, the last area of dominance for Ford and GM is also being chipped away and no one wants to be the first to admit defeat.

If you want to influence the battle, you have only one month to make a difference. Both manufacturers are certain to have amazing end of the year clearances, so shop smartly and you will come out as a winner no matter whose product you choose.

Copyright 2005 - Matthew Keegan is The Article Writer who writes on a variety of topics including: advocacy, automobiles, aviation, business, Christian themes, family, news, product reviews, travel, writing, and more. Samples from his portfolio are available right online .

(424)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Ford Parts Dealer Stays Attuned To Ford's Superior Standards
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Direct TV vs. Dish Network - The Battle Rages On

by: Whitney Alen (March 11, 2008) 
(Communications/Satellite TV)

Mercedes, Ford, Lexus, Or Chevy They All Require Car Maintenance

by: Kimberly Griffiths (July 24, 2008) 
(Automotive/Repairs)

Ford Parts Online Features the Best Parts for Ford Taurus and Its Successor, ..

by: Chuck Smiths (December 07, 2005) 
(Automotive)

Ford Ranger 2005: Still America's Best Selling Compact With The Best Ford ..

by: Jenny McLane (June 17, 2005) 
(Automotive)

Ford Explorer Sport Trac and Ford Auto Replacement Parts Take You to the Next ..

by: Jenny McLane (May 10, 2005) 
(Automotive)

The Best Online Source for Quality Ford Explorer A/C Condensers and Other Ford ..

by: Chuck Smiths (October 07, 2005) 
(Automotive)

Engine Overheating - Not a Problem for Ford Radiators from Ford Parts Discount

by: Jay Stevens (January 06, 2006) 
(Automotive)

Olathe Ford Parts – ‘Builds your Ford Vehicle for the Road Ahead'

by: Bowen Wright (December 06, 2010) 
(Automotive)

Olathe Ford Parts – ‘Builds your Ford Vehicle for the Road Ahead'

by: Bill Taylor (December 04, 2010) 
(Automotive)

Ford Parts Dealer Stays Attuned To Ford's Superior Standards

by: Jay Stevens (October 11, 2005) 
(Automotive)