George Pipas Quotes


22 George Pipas quotes:



"This is the golden age of the consumer. They want more for less and they're getting it."
"I would say that February sales are fairly close to our expectation."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Expectation Quotes
"I think the outlook is very cloudy, ... It's difficult for anyone to assess what the impacts of these events, particularly when we were confronted with an economy in a pretty fragile condition."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"I feel good about our prospects, given the cars and crossovers in our lineup."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Cars Quotes
"We are going to probably produce more cars and trucks in the first quarter than we had planned to before we saw the impact of the zero-percent financing program,"
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Cars Quotes
"Whatever level of incentives you start out at the beginning of model year, it rarely gets less expensive; it generally gets more expensive."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"While February was not a gold medal month, I think we definitely got back on the medals stand due to better-than-expected retail sales."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"October wasn't a very good month for anybody. It was pretty much weak from the start and showed little improvement as the weeks progressed."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"The real story is the improvement in revenue and product mix."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"All our fleet sales are profitable, though daily-rental are the least so. What is Wall Street suggesting, that we stop selling to Hertz, Avis and Alamo? They're customers, and they're not going to fold their tents and go away."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Anytime you go from higher sales rates to lower sales rates, you're going to have to make some inventory adjustments. And it's clear there's more capacity being aimed at most profitable market in the world -- the North American light truck market. But you could see this coming a mile away. I think we are well positioned."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"We weren't disappointed on overall sales, but cars did better and trucks didn't do as well as we thought. I think it's more fuel than anything. When you see these very rapid run ups, people get a little cautious."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"In many ways, it's running counter to the way the market is taking us."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Running Quotes
"Sales in the short term are going to be more governed by the general economic landscape than currency exchange rates or consumer confidence measures. I'm not even sure 'moderate growth' describes the current economic expansion. Tepid is more like it."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"sales declines, this year at least, in the traditional S.U.V. segment are becoming the norm, and we expect that to continue to be the case in the near future."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"We expect sales in September to be lower than what we saw in August."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"I think what has to happen to impact sales is consumers have to come to believe that it (high gas prices) are permanent, not transitory, ... Buying a vehicle is a long-term commitment -- it's not easy to get out of it tomorrow. Gas prices have spiked in some regions in recent years and we haven't seen any significant impact on sales."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Anytime you go from higher sales rates to lower sales rates, you're going to have to make some inventory adjustments, ... And it's clear there's more capacity being aimed at most profitable market in the world -- the North American light truck market. But you could see this coming a mile away. I think we are well positioned."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Our main contention here is that we do expect sales to fall off from these levels that are obviously quite high, and I think it's fair to say you can't maintain a sales rate which for the industry we estimate is going to be a at or near record levels, ... If you analyze this from a macro view, it's clear there is going to be payback from this program in the year ahead."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"We have some owner concerns, more than we want. It became a big enough issue on Power Strokes, we came out with the incentives. We want to keep these owners with Ford."
Author: Pipas Quotes Category: Power Quotes



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