Friday 28 August 2009

Corollas and Honda Civics

Rudd's stimulus cash hand-outs plan has been a bonanza for flat screen TV retailers, pokies and brothels, according to a list doing the rounds.

However, it’s no match for the Obama ‘cash for clunkers’ car trade-in stimulus program. Eight of the top ten purchased vehicles under the programme were Japanese (or Korean) brands, while all the top ten trade-ins were US brands.

1. Toyota Corolla
2. Honda Civic
3. Ford Focus
4. Toyota Camry
5. Hyundai Elantra
6. Toyota Prius
7. Nissan Versa
8. Ford Escape FWD
9. Honda Fit
10. Honda CR-V AWD

...and the most popular trade-ins:

1. Ford Explorer 4WD
2. Ford F150 Pickup 2WD
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
4. Jeep Cherokee 4WD
5. Ford Explorer 2WD
6. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
7. Chevrolet Blazer 4WD
8. Ford F-150 Pickup 4WD
9. Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 2WD
10. Ford Windstar


Clifton Ratbag said...

What you conveniently left out of your American bashing rant is that all but two of these cars are manufactured by American workers in American factories.

And it shows again how Americans have embraced globalization while Aussies and Kiwis embrace their racism.

Bryan Law said...

Q/ Why do they call Americans boongs? A/ It's the sound they make when bouncing off the Bull-Bar.

Oh that's right, I remember now, that joke was truly racist, and about Aborigines, not Americans. It had great currency during the Commonwealth games in Brisbane in 1982.

Do Americans constitute a race now? Or is Clifton ratbag hallucinating again?

Perhaps they've eaten too many of the "Booyah energy bars" that are found in US military ration packs. "Chow down before shooting yourself a barrel full of sand niggers".