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Top 20 cars in the U.S. 2006

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Top 20 cars in the U.S. 2006

1 Toyota Camry....................... 448,445

2 Toyota Corolla/Matrix .......... 387,388

3 Honda Accord ...................... 354,441

4 Honda Civic.......................... 316,638

5 Chevrolet Impala ................. 289,868

6 Nissan Altima........................ 232,457

7 Chevrolet Cobalt.................. 211,449

8 Ford Focus ........................... 177,006

9 Ford Taurus.......................... 174,803

10 Ford Mustang...................... 166,530

11 Chevrolet Malibu ................ 163,853

12 Pontiac G6 ......................... 157,644

13 Hyundai Sonata.................. 149,513

14 Chrysler 300 ...................... 143,647

15 Ford Fusion ........................ 142,502

16 Chrysler PT Cruiser............. 138,650

17 BMW 3 series ..................... 120,180

18 Nissan Sentra..................... 117,922

19 Dodge Charger.................... 114,201

20 Pontiac Grand Prix............... 108,634

1. Anyone notice there is only one European car in the top 20 ?

2. Anyone notice that Grand Prix is in the top 20? That is why it will be sold along side G8 for a reason.

3. Boring as Malibu is, it sells. I wonder how much of that is fleet?

4. No Buicks on the list. LeSabre was the last one on that list.

5. You now know why they put the Taurus name on the 500.

6. I am shocked Charger sells less than 300.

7. PT Cruiser is on the list. How many people are buying HHR?

8. That Sentra design was ancient.

The big question..

How will this list change in the next few years?

Edited by NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

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While you're at it, remove the solara total from the camry total... and for good measure add the Monte Carlo to the Impala.

I have no idea how things might change, tho I would like to see the Aura make the list.

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They really need to release fleet/retail mixes. That list would be different if fleet sales were subtracted. I bet the Mustang would fall pretty far and the Impala and Taurus would be down significantly as well.

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how the f@#k is the Ford Taurus #9? Wasn't it pretty much only fleet sales last year?

No European cars in the top doesn't really surprise me since they are all luxury brand's which dont' sale as much

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:omfg:

How the F*CK is the Taurus still on the list???!!!

I thought they stopped making it like 3 years ago.

production only finished in october of 2006. In the US, it was only sold into fleets, but it seems in Canada, it was still available to the average Joe/Pierre into the 2007 model year.

But 174k in fleet sales alone, thats f@#king amazing.

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8. That Sentra design was ancient.

Yeah... well the B-body sold pretty well and was NOT ancient in 1996 but

it got the axe. There's no justice in the world. The fact that the LeSabre

& Park Ave are dead is depressing too. <_<

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They really need to release fleet/retail mixes. That list would be different if fleet sales were subtracted. I bet the Mustang would fall pretty far and the Impala and Taurus would be down significantly as well.

Camry would still be on top, but Corolla would drop below Accord, still above Civic though. Corolla and Camry were both around 13% for fleet sales last year. Accord and Civic were both at 1%.

Matrix sales make up for about 18% of Corolla sales. If you take fleet and Matrix sales out of the Corolla sales, it would be around 276,000 and drop below the Civic.

Solara sales only make up for about 5% of Camry sales. If you take Solara sales and fleet sales out of the Camry, it would still be around 370,000.

Source

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So the corrected top-10 (retail + fleet - combined models, thru mid-'06) is:

1 Toyota Camry...................... 167,529

2 Honda Accord ...................... 154,627

3 Honda Civic.......................... 152,295

4 Toyota Corolla..................... 129,439

5 Chevrolet Impala ................. 120,185

6 Nissan Altima........................ 110,817

7 Chevrolet Cobalt..................... 95,543

8 Chevrolet Malibu .................... 88,448

9 Hyundai Sonata...................... 84,624

10 Ford Taurus.......................... 74,573

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Yeah... well the B-body sold pretty well and was NOT ancient in 1996 but

it got the axe.

The B-body dates back to 1962 while the downsized version dates back to 1977.

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Man, did anyone else notice how the RWD cars dominate the listing? FWD cars will continue to dominate for the foeseeable future and the Malibu and others will be more important than the Camaro and G8 combined. While GM is raving about everything Zeta, it is the FWD platforms that will make or brake GM. Look at what the RWD have done for Chrysler :AH-HA_wink:

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Man, did anyone else notice how the RWD cars dominate the listing? FWD cars will continue to dominate for the foeseeable future and the Malibu and others will be more important than the Camaro and G8 combined. While GM is raving about everything Zeta, it is the FWD platforms that will make or brake GM. Look at what the RWD have done for Chrysler :AH-HA_wink:

The reason FWD dominates is because there have not been any good RWD for quite a while. I am sure 50 percent of the people will not care and probably 90 percent of the people will not know if TOY decided to put rear wheel drive in the Crapry.

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The B-body dates back to 1962 while the downsized version dates back to 1977.

Shhh...you're interrupting an alternate reality.

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Man, did anyone else notice how the RWD cars dominate the listing? FWD cars will continue to dominate for the foeseeable future and the Malibu and others will be more important than the Camaro and G8 combined. While GM is raving about everything Zeta, it is the FWD platforms that will make or brake GM. Look at what the RWD have done for Chrysler :AH-HA_wink:

yes, FWD tops sales lists for a reason. Do you honestly think smallchevy if toyota changed the camry to RWD it would sell 450k a year?

Um, No, Scott, as Dr. Evil would say.

All the RWD blowhards need to 'get' that there just is not enough people who care about RWD as there is people who just want a good all around car. And secondly, people prefer all weather ability to the ability to do smoky burnouts and make good track times.

I wonder how Charger sales compare to the last gen Intrepid.

I still don't get why fleet sales are bad. Cars lose resale value because they are dated and because the supply of the car is greater than the demand. The demand is usually based on product attributes like styling, performance, and design and features rather than just the outright status of whether it is fleet or not. Bottom line is there is a need for fleet cars and someone has to provide them. The issue is whether the cars are being dumped into fleets as a neccessity due to being undesirable (Sonata-cough) or whether fleet sales are a planned percentage of a marketing effort.

So does this mean the fusion will become the fleet darling for Ford now or will the newly named Taurus become another fleet queen? They purposely have tried not to sell the 500 and Fusion to fleets.

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All the RWD blowhards need to 'get' that there just is not enough people who care about RWD as there is people who just want a good all around car. And secondly, people prefer all weather ability to the ability to do smoky burnouts and make good track times.

I somewhat disagree with that. While many don't care about performance it is becoming trendy now. Did you not notice that Honda and Toyota are both building high output V6s and not super mileage 4 cylinders now? Performance is better in a RWD car in most situations. In the snow, of which less than 50% of the nation experiences with any frequency, RWD can handle quite well if it has traction control and/or snow tires. If RWD cars don't sell then how do you explain Lexus, BMW, MB's success.

I wonder how Charger sales compare to the last gen Intrepid.

The 1st year it was on par but the 300 is kicking the LH Chrysler's butt.

I still don't get why fleet sales are bad. Cars lose resale value because they are dated and because the supply of the car is greater than the demand. The demand is usually based on product attributes like styling, performance, and design and features rather than just the outright status of whether it is fleet or not. Bottom line is there is a need for fleet cars and someone has to provide them.

They decrease the percieved desirablility of the models. Not only that they increase the available number of used models come resale time, decreasing residuals.

So does this mean the fusion will become the fleet darling for Ford now or will the newly named Taurus become another fleet queen? They purposely have tried not to sell the 500 and Fusion to fleets.

No. Ford is trying to reduce fleet sales, on new models, overall. That will increase the residuals and give the cars better resalve values.

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The B-body dates back to 1962....

Just curious where you came up with that year.

'B-Body' as a designation is older by far than that, but to say there's a link between '62 and '96 is quite erroneous (other than the designation, of course).

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Top 20 cars in the U.S. 2006

1 Toyota Camry....................... 448,445

2 Toyota Corolla/Matrix .......... 387,388

3 Honda Accord ...................... 354,441

4 Honda Civic.......................... 316,638

5 Chevrolet Impala ................. 289,868

6 Nissan Altima........................ 232,457

7 Chevrolet Cobalt.................. 211,449

8 Ford Focus ........................... 177,006

9 Ford Taurus.......................... 174,803

10 Ford Mustang...................... 166,530

11 Chevrolet Malibu ................ 163,853

12 Pontiac G6 ......................... 157,644

13 Hyundai Sonata.................. 149,513

14 Chrysler 300 ...................... 143,647

15 Ford Fusion ........................ 142,502

16 Chrysler PT Cruiser............. 138,650

17 BMW 3 series ..................... 120,180

18 Nissan Sentra..................... 117,922

19 Dodge Charger.................... 114,201

20 Pontiac Grand Prix............... 108,634

1. Anyone notice there is only one European car in the top 20 ?

2. Anyone notice that Grand Prix is in the top 20? That is why it will be sold along side G8 for a reason.

3. Boring as Malibu is, it sells. I wonder how much of that is fleet?

4. No Buicks on the list. LeSabre was the last one on that list.

5. You now know why they put the Taurus name on the 500.

6. I am shocked Charger sells less than 300.

7. PT Cruiser is on the list. How many people are buying HHR?

8. That Sentra design was ancient.

The big question..

How will this list change in the next few years?

1. the fact that it's a luxury car is also significant

2. it sold at about 60% fleet

3. same as above, it sells on price elsewhere

8. yeah, imagine the new one actually has an upscale look

the results of a year of heavy advertising of heavy incentives for toyota...and competent product.

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I think HHR is limited by production capacity. Uncle Lutz said that he is not planning to produce more than 75000/ year.

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Just curious where you came up with that year.

'B-Body' as a designation is older by far than that, but to say there's a link between '62 and '96 is quite erroneous (other than the designation, of course).

There is certainly a link between the 1977 and 1991 models.

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