36 Total Quotes

George Pipas 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.
George Pipas
#Improvement

This is a period when we've just got to take the medicine and swallow it.
George Pipas
#Medicine

If you can sell 100,000-plus Fusions and 100,000 Five Hundreds, you are back in the car business.
George Pipas
#Business

The person who buys a Focus is more likely to stay with us to move into a mid-size car or SUV or pickup trucks.
George Pipas
#Focus

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.
George Pipas
#Sales

People that are buying are using some of the incentives in the same way they're using the interest rates on mortgages. There, they're buying more home or financing renovations. Here, they're buy more features on cars, or buying the next class up in cars.
George Pipas
#Interest

Probably the reason why '03 was lower than '02, and the reason that we don't think '04 will is necessarily going to be a blockbuster, is despite these good economic data coming in, we sold so many cars using incentives in '01 and '02, we didn't get the spring board effect you usually see.
George Pipas
#Reason

We'd be in Chapter 11 if we hadn't made so much money on SUVs in the 1990s.
George Pipas
#Money

I feel good about our prospects, given the cars and crossovers in our lineup.
George Pipas
#Cars

In many ways, it's running counter to the way the market is taking us.
George Pipas
#Running

I think these cars have yet to reach their full potential even at (that) level.
George Pipas
#Potential

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.
George Pipas
#Sales

I would say that February sales are fairly close to our expectation.
George Pipas
#Expectation

We're not there yet, but we are reducing the rate of decline and that's our goal in 2006.
George Pipas
#Decline

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.
George Pipas
#Power

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.
George Pipas
#Sales

There's something rolling around related to fuel economy.
George Pipas
#Economy

The real story is the improvement in revenue and product mix.
George Pipas
#Improvement

We're convinced this is the right thing to do from a long-term perspective but the withdrawal of this in some months is sometimes painful.
George Pipas
#Perspective

About the only thing I could say is I have expected and would expect our year-to-year decline to be more than the industry.
George Pipas
#Decline

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,
George Pipas
#Cars

Whatever level of incentives you start out at the beginning of model year, it rarely gets less expensive; it generally gets more expensive.
George Pipas
#Beginning

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.
George Pipas
#Sales

Some of the feedback we got was there was less traffic, but people who were there were people there buying cars and trucks.
George Pipas
#People

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.
George Pipas
#Events

This is the golden age of the consumer. They want more for less and they're getting it.
George Pipas
#Age And Aging

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.
George Pipas
#Gold

We're optimistic that we'll see more good news in these areas in coming months.
George Pipas
#News

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.
George Pipas
#Sales

In the New Orleans area, many of our dealers are out of business and have lost their entire inventory.
George Pipas
#Business