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 |  Nov 24 2011, 4:05 PM

2. General Motors Full Size Pickups


Number 2 on our list is also the perennial second place finisher in the sales race are General Motors’ full-size pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The two trucks are based on an architecture that has been largely paid off, sell in enormous quantities and can be loaded up with options that significantly add to the company’s coffers. If only they could best their pesky rival…

  • Rob

    so basically all full-size trucks?
    I would have to think that as gas prices rises, these will become less profitable.

    is the profit driven by volume? or just by mark-up?

  • http://autoguide.com Derek Kreindler

    It’s a mix of both. In some cases its volume, in other cases (premium cars) it’s markup. Others, like the BMWs, split the difference between those factors.

    The pickups are sensitive to economic factors, as we saw 2008…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RENAJWD64GGJ33JQ2ZCCZ246E Michael

    bought me a ford truck just the other day broke down on the side of the road started on fire ! total loss! so much for buying new!