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GM posts 7% gain in monthly U.S. sales


All of this preoccupation with not wanting to count fleet is confusing. Fleet cars, whether to car rental co., govt, or corporate use are indeed bought and paid for vehicles, out there burning gas. They return to retail soon enough as rental returns etc. The sale of these units generated income to the manufacturer, and the fleet entity did choose one model over another to purchase/lease. Explain again why some of you don't think these should count. Fleet is big business and should indeed be counted. I pursue fleet sales more agressively than retail sales because it pays.

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