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Jeep Sales and the Economy Sucking

  
  
  
  

Wow. Just read that Jeep sales were down 50% in January compared to Jan 08. That's huge. According to their announcement,

"Chrysler LLC today reported total January 2009 U.S. sales of 62,157 units, down 55 percent versus the same month in 2008 (137,392 units), and down 31 percent from December 2008 (89,813 units). Total sales were suppressed by a significant reduction in fleet sales, which is aligned with the Company's sales strategy helping to maintain or improve the overall residual value of Chrysler vehicles for our customers. Fleet sales were down 81 percent for January compared to the same time last year." 

And among other concerns, this leads my friends and family to worry that Jeep t-shirt, tire cover and decal sales will also be going away. And I'll be out of a job, and be living in my Jeep. (Lucky for me, my current one is an Unlimited.)

I try to assure everyone that even if Chrysler (or whoever bought Jeep) stopped making them completely, there's still enough existing Jeep buyers to keep me and my little business In Business. My philosophy is that it would just make us love our Jeeps even more and we could potentially get even get MORE business from the "nostalgia" factor. Mom thinks this is a crock of sh*t.

So voice your opinion. What do you think? If the Jeep brand goes away, will you have MORE or LESS allegience to the Jeep name. In other words, will you buy more or less Jeep t-shirts? ;)  Should I go out and start a new business?

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Comments

I'm suing you for libel. Wash your mouth out with soap,Jean. oxox  
 
Your loving Mom
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:15 AM by Mom
Jeep might not be on the assembly line but will rule for a long time. I would not start a new business, not in this day and age.
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:26 AM by Mike
The Jeeps that I own and Love are pre 1995 YJ and I will continue to eat,sleep and bleed, Jeep Wrangler regardless of the future of the brand. I believe that True Jeep enthusiasts will continue to cherish their jeeps and the "Things" that only Jeep owners Understand
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:52 AM by Steve Townes
Thank you Steve! I agree!
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:53 AM by Jean Wnuk
The LOVE for my Jeep (Charity) and her toys will not go away..... Don't even think about starting a new business... We are in this through thick and thin.....
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:55 PM by Martha Crossman
A smooch to Martha! xo
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:55 PM by Jean Wnuk
JEEP FOREVER  
 
FIRST TIME OWNER
Posted @ Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:12 PM by wes christie
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