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by lgppa  Jan 23, 2014

You did it, that is what's important, especially compared to the millions that started and quit, you kept going, you reached that 1M milestone and you did it in less than a month more than the mimimum time of about 1,011 days! Now it's up to you when you want to retire, but hopefully you'll continue on for many more years to come! Many of the 7,686 GBs ahead of you have already retired at some point along the way to 4+ million, only 61 GBs have made it that far the past 11 to 13 years! That is a small elite group in of itself! Thanks again for your dedication and thanks for becoming my newest red car buddy! Have a nice week! YB Ron

by lgppa  Jan 23, 2014

A BIG CONGRATS on reaching that 1M mark and your first new red car! Awesome, most new GBs will never make it to 1M, but you did! : ) You're one of only 7,793 GBs of more than 8,000,000 that signed up to be GasBuddies to have accumulated at least 1,000,000 points! Keep going another 2 or 3 million! Another 2M and you'll be into that nice big limo! : ) Only 2,928 GBs have made it to 2M, so there is room for you there also! Many GBs ahead of you have already retired! DON'T give up now like so many of those that retired once they got to 1M and those that got to 2M! You're doing great, it takes persistence and dedication to keep climbing that GasBuddy ladder, but you can do it, so keep going! Keep going like a PRO Durham GasBuddy, leading the way here in GasBuddyland for others to follow! You've been a great GasBuddy! Have a nice week! Thanks! Ron

by detfan  Jan 06, 2014

Yet again, in 2013, the D3 gained market share on the J3. This year the D3 sold the equivalent of 1.62 more vehicles per 100 versus the J3 than in 2012. In doing so, the D3 almost reached a 60% share, attaining a 59.92% versus a 40.08% for the J3. The D3 reached its low in 2009, with a 56.83% share. That represented 13.66 more vehicles sold per hundred than the J3. In 2013 it represents 19.84 more vehicles, a 45.24% increase from 2009 through 2013. Now, I am going to have to change the dynamic next year, as Fiat has exercised it right to take majority ownership of Chrysler. I will probably compare the 2 remaining domestic car companies, Ford and GM, with Japan’s top two, Toyota and Honda. I may keep Nissan in the mix too, to see how much a majority GM and Ford can get over all three Japanese companies going forward. In 2013 it was GM/Ford 50.48% to J3 49.52% In the GM/Ford vs Toyota/Honda comparison, in 2013 share was 58.06% to 41.94% In 2009 it was 56.32% to 43.68% All in all,

by bell05  Nov 02, 2013

What is your picture of?? Appears to be one big complex. Care to be buddies?? Thanks! David......QQ

by detfan  Jul 25, 2013

I can hardly believe this from Consumer reports!! Highlight the URL and right click to go to article. http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20130725/BUSINESS/130725003

by Ticobird  Jul 24, 2013

I wish you the best and may you find your preferred gas at the best price.

by Ticobird  Jul 24, 2013

Thanks for giving me the chance to look into the bailouts (using your references) and other government attempts to help get all Americans and businesses through the tough times we now call the financial meltdown. With your help I learned there is a lot more to these issues. As most things in our modern world the complexity and interconnectedness of life escapes most people. In hindsight I don't think we are very far apart in understanding how critical things got and why our government had to do (maybe even forced to do) precisely what they did. I still think Ford management headed by Alan Mulally showed the most responsibility and prescience of any American Auto CEO by leveraging most every Ford asset to obtain financing before the meltdown and I think it would have been irresponsible for him not to have participated in the Energy Department's loan program to upgrade Ford's green initiative's and to maintain some semblance of parity with its bailed out competitors.

by detfan  Jul 23, 2013

Goobnav, in regards to the Ticobird post below, Ford did receive billions in energy grants that were unrelated to the financial collapse in 2008, but the difference is that those dollars were grants that do not need to be paid back. Hope you are doing well.

by detfan  Jul 23, 2013

I thought you might like this article. Sorry I cannot hyperlink it!! However, if you highlight it and right click there is an option to take you there. http://www.northjersey.com/news/216633901_Corvette__Silverado_lead_GM_sales_boost.html?page=all

by Ticobird  Jul 23, 2013

I would point you to this article written 6-23-2009 rather than your referenced article dated 9-19-2011 which was written by someone who obviously has an agenda designed to discredit Ford Motor Company. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,528409,00.html Some of the more salient points to take from this article are: Mulally said the loans Ford would receive from the Energy Department were part of a government-industry partnership and "had nothing to do with the emergency loans to keep General Motors and Chrysler in business." General Motors has requested $10.3 billion in loans from the energy program, while Chrysler has asked for $6 billion in loans. Department of Energy officials have said the loans could only go to "financially viable" companies, preventing GM and Chrysler to qualify for the first round of the loans.

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