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Old 09-05-13, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default Gone in 90 Seconds: America's Quickest-Selling Cars

Here’s the list (with 2012 data in parentheses):

1) Ford F-Series: 38 seconds per sale in August 2013 (46 seconds in August 2012) | Total vehicles: 71,115 (58,201)

2) Toyota Camry: 60 seconds (73 seconds) | 44,713 (36,720)

3) Chevy Silverado: 61 seconds (70 seconds) | 43,603 (38,295)

4) Honda Civic: 68 seconds (108 seconds) | 39,458 (24,897)

5) Honda Accord: 69 seconds (77 seconds) | 38,559 (34,848)

6) Honda CRV: 77 seconds (112 seconds) | 34,654 (23,877)

7) Ram (a Chrysler pickup): 81 seconds (106 seconds) | 33,009 (25,215)

The Toyota Prius, meanwhile, was (quietly) closing on the pack with almost 27,400 vehicles sold last month—one every 98 seconds.

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Not surprising as all of these are in the top 10 best selling cars tally at the end of the year Stateside
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It's cool to see the big tree American trucks up there.
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It's cool to see the big tree American trucks up there.
Cool maybe, but not surprising. Getting an F-150/Silverado/Ram owner out of his truck is like trying to keep the fox out of the henhouse. They are arguably the most loyal owners in the industry.
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Getting an F-150/Silverado/Ram owner out of his truck is like trying to keep the fox out of the henhouse. They are arguably the most loyal owners in the industry.
yep funny -
all F150 drivers think Chevy sucks
all Chevy/GMC truck drivers think Ford sucks
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yep funny -
all F150 drivers think Chevy sucks
all Chevy/GMC truck drivers think Ford sucks
And the only time Ford and Chevy get along is when they're making fun of Dodge/Ram lol!!
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so if I ever become a car salesman then I know to work at Honda.

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i am surprised corolla is not on it
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i am surprised corolla is not on it
Probably because it's not the new one. I'm sure next years list may include the Corolla and Fusion
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Probably because it's not the new one. I'm sure next years list may include the Corolla and Fusion
good point, that can definitely explain the slowdown
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Probably because it's not the new one. I'm sure next years list may include the Corolla and Fusion

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good point, that can definitely explain the slowdown
The new Corolla, overall, does look promising, but one possible snag will be the (continuing) use of the old 4-speed automatic on the base model, while other versions get a CVT. Though a number of Corolla buyers might not care about what type of automatic they have under the hood (witness how the old models with the 4AT still sold well), I'm of the opinion that Toyota, with the new Corolla, repeated the same mistake that Subaru made on the new Impreza and XV Crosstrek....not using a 6AT across the board on all non-manual versions.
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good point, that can definitely explain the slowdown
Old Corolla actually improved its sales this year... they went down 3 years ago when they shut down California plant and keep going up every year.
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The new Corolla, overall, does look promising, but one possible snag will be the (continuing) use of the old 4-speed automatic on the base model, while other versions get a CVT. Though a number of Corolla buyers might not care about what type of automatic they have under the hood (witness how the old models with the 4AT still sold well), I'm of the opinion that Toyota, with the new Corolla, repeated the same mistake that Subaru made on the new Impreza and XV Crosstrek....not using a 6AT across the board on all non-manual versions.

thats on fleet sale model estimated to get less than 10% of the sales... essentially CVT is base for regular customer.
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It's cool to see the big tree American trucks up there.
Dodge is owned by Fiat. They're no more American than Toyota or Honda. I don't give a damn if they "started" here either. They're under foreign ownership.

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I think this would be more interesting if they broke it down by vehicle type: trucks, sedan, coupe, convertibles, etc.
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