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I thought it was all doom and gloom for the US auto scene, I thought GM would be defunct within the year ;)

 

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I though Toyota would have had a bigger portion of the pie.
Still, good to see that american car makers are at the top, still at the top.
 

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It's been like this for quite some time with GM and other automakers in America. GM never really seems to fall into 2nd place
 

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I also thought that Toyota would have a bigger chunk of the pie. I think that I see more Toyotas on the street than Ram and Jeeps. I wonder if that is a recent development. maybe without the merger FCA would be a lot lower in therms of market share.
 

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Depending where you live you may see more GM's than Toyota's. Plus American car makers are doing amazingly well with fleet vehicles. Not often do i see fleets full of vehicles other than american vehicles.
 

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Depending where you live you may see more GM's than Toyota's. Plus American car makers are doing amazingly well with fleet vehicles. Not often do i see fleets full of vehicles other than american vehicles.
I always see Toyota fleet cars. So many of the cabs in Toronto are Toyotas. What type of fleets do you see GM vehicles being bought for?
 

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True that GM sells lots of fleets. I was just saying that I see some others selling fleets as well. Saw some Lexus limo cabs recently. Nissan has got the New York cab contract.
 

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I have noticed those where i'm located as well. Seeing the Lexus ES being used as airport limo's and part of escort services was sort of surprising to me, but not totally since the new Lexus ES sure does seem like it fits the bill for that sort of job.
 

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I have noticed those where i'm located as well. Seeing the Lexus ES being used as airport limo's and part of escort services was sort of surprising to me, but not totally since the new Lexus ES sure does seem like it fits the bill for that sort of job.
I think its partly because the black cars they were using before (Lincolns, and Crown Victorias?) are kind of getting dated now. The industry is looking for the new standard.
 

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Most cabs are not fleet sales at all actually. Cab companies will typically purchase lease return or repoed cars at Auction and then turn them into a cab. They destroy vehicles and never purchase new. They have their own garages so warranty is not of concern to them either...
 

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Most cabs are not fleet sales at all actually. Cab companies will typically purchase lease return or repoed cars at Auction and then turn them into a cab. They destroy vehicles and never purchase new. They have their own garages so warranty is not of concern to them either...
Oh interesting, never knew that. I knew they also used to buy decommissioned police crown victoria's, but i think there is some regulation on age and mileage of vehicle that must be met when buying used vehicles to be used as a cab.
 

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Oh interesting, never knew that. I knew they also used to buy decommissioned police crown victoria's, but i think there is some regulation on age and mileage of vehicle that must be met when buying used vehicles to be used as a cab.
That's probably true but I guess it does make sense that cabs aren't all brand new vehicles. In New York they look new, but everywhere else cabs seem like they have been around for a few years. I rarely get into a cab that is a brand new model.
 

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I guess it's a mix of it because I too have seen cabs that were old and in such a bad conditiion you wouldn't want to get in. and some really new
 

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I guess it's a mix of it because I too have seen cabs that were old and in such a bad conditiion you wouldn't want to get in. and some really new
I bet the regulations vary greatly. It could be city regulation, state regulation, or national. That's probably why there is a observable difference in the quality of cabs depending where you live.
 
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