Monday, January 17, 2011

Top Ten Best Selling Cars and Trucks, 2010

From Ward's Automotive, the Top Ten Best Selling Cars and Trucks for 2010:

CarsTrucks
1Toyota Camry327,804Ford F Series528,349
2Honda Accord282,530Chevy Silverado370,135
3Toyota Corolla/Matrix266,082Honda CR-V203,714
4Honda Civic260,218Dodge Ram Pickup199,652
5Nissan Altima229,263Ford Escape191,026
6Ford Fusion219,219Toyota RAV4170,877
7Chevy Malibu198,770Chevy Equinox149,979
8Hyundai Sonata196,623GMC Sierra129,794
9Ford Focus172,421Ford Edge118,637
10Chevy Impala172,078Chrysler Town & Country112,275


25 Comments:

At 1/17/2011 12:40 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Would you like to know what vehicles are selling the best in other countries? This site is intersting and informs us the Great Wall is a top seller in China.

 
At 1/17/2011 12:55 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Buddy,

Thanks for the link. Interesting stuff. If I saw that BYD F3 in my neighborhood, I would have to look closely to determine that it wasn't something I'm already used to seeing every day.

 
At 1/17/2011 1:03 PM, Blogger Dr William J McKibbin said...

What is interesting too, is that the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Toyota Corolla account for more than half of sales within the top ten sellers -- tell me again why anyone would buy GM stock...(?)

 
At 1/17/2011 1:09 PM, Blogger Eric said...

Why, because Bob Corker said it would be a "good deal". You have been getting your dividend checks from "our" car company haven't you?

 
At 1/17/2011 1:22 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

The Ford 150s are terrific trucks. The GM Volt is an amazing car, and recently the NY Times practically wrote a love letter to it.

Dr. Perry (correctly) often points out that in the privat-sector, goods get better and better, even as they get cheaper (military hardware only gets more expensive, and tempermental, and requires ever more training to repair and operate).

Take another look at American made cars.

The BYD is another fascinating option. I think the Peak Oil crowd is out to sea.

 
At 1/17/2011 1:28 PM, Blogger Michael Hoff said...

Since when is a Chrysler Town & Country a truck? Just wonderin'.

 
At 1/17/2011 1:57 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"The GM Volt is an amazing car, and recently the NY Times practically wrote a love letter to it"...

ROFLMAO!

Good one pseudo benny!

 
At 1/17/2011 2:03 PM, Blogger Walt G. said...

We went through Crosby Quality college at GM in the mid-1980s and learned there would be around six suppliers of vehicles with near equal market share in the U.S. in the near future (a European model). Looks like they were right.

The challenge in the future will be how to hold market share with a fluctation year-to-year in the teens and still make a profit. Those companies who can will survive and those who can't--we'll see.

For practical purposes, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are the same truck, so GM is a very close second place in truck sales with Ford.

 
At 1/17/2011 2:32 PM, Blogger Eric said...

"Since when is a Chrysler Town & Country a truck?"

Ever since the Honda CRV became one?

Are the Chevrolet Cruze and Buick Excelle "American" cars or are they "Chinese" cars? Would they be allowed in certain, afore mentioned union-labor parking lots?

 
At 1/17/2011 2:45 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

I think I'd take the Altima over the Accord, and I'm surprised the Hyndai is so low.

I'd put the Dodge Ram farther down the list.

 
At 1/17/2011 2:54 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Juandos-

After you get off of the floor, and wipe your panties, what is so bad about the Volt?

 
At 1/17/2011 5:30 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

What is wrong with the volt?



Misleading advertising for a starter.

I'll be very surprised if it gets the fantastic mileage claimed in actual use. Or the range claimed either, I expect hot and cold weather to make a big difference.

There is nothing wrong with Diesel Electric or Gas Electric systems. You can use a smaller engine running at constant rpm to get big efficiencies, but they don;t let you violate physics.

I hope they make it work, but I'm gonna sit on the sidelines for a couple of years on that one.

 
At 1/17/2011 9:26 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"The GM Volt is an amazing car, and recently the NY Times practically wrote a love letter to it."

Amazing car? Do you have one? Do you know anyone who does? I'll admit it has a jaw dropping price, is that what you mean? Of course the promotional material paints a glowing picture.

Praise from the NYT? that's too bad. that could kill this thing in the cradle. Nobody trusts the NYT.


"The BYD is another fascinating option. I think the Peak Oil crowd is out to sea."

Is this biodiesel you are referring to? Again, an unproven fantasy. You must be aware that there is no current operation that is practical on a large scale. If you check the math and use reasonable assumptions for some of these overly optimistic ideas, you will find that they don't work out. You might also ask someone in cold country how biodiesel is working out for them.

 
At 1/17/2011 9:32 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Are the Chevrolet Cruze and Buick Excelle "American" cars or are they "Chinese" cars? Would they be allowed in certain, afore mentioned union-labor parking lots?"

Good question! I'll bet Walt G. can answer that question.

I always wondered what kind of car the Ford Festiva was. It was a Mazda, made in Korea for Ford.

 
At 1/17/2011 10:02 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"What is wrong with the volt?"

Everything hydra said.

And, it's twice the price of a Prius, except you can plug it in to charge it. Is it twice as good a car, I seriously doubt it, and a battery charger shouldn't cost $20k.

 
At 1/18/2011 6:56 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"After you get off of the floor, and wipe your panties, what is so bad about the Volt?"...

Gee! Let me guess pseudo benny, Google/Yahoo/Ask/Bing doesn't work for you, right?

EVERY electric car is a flawed mechanism unless one uses it year round in warm temperatures and on flat ground...

BTW how do you expect that 'forty miles to the charge' electric skateboard to get charged when your hero's EPA has a hard-on against coal?

If Obama thinks this car is the future maybe he'll lead by example and have GM make him a Volt Presidential Limo...

 
At 1/18/2011 7:16 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

Ron H.,

These are the vehicles allowed on UAW property. I don't agree with that policy.

UAW Cars

 
At 1/18/2011 12:24 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"If Obama thinks this car is the future maybe he'll lead by example and have GM make him a Volt Presidential Limo..."

What a great idea, juandos! Maybe that 40 mile travel limit will save us some money.

 
At 1/18/2011 12:39 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

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At 1/18/2011 12:41 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Of course, the Presidential motorcade might include a truck with a generator so the presidential Volt limo could be recharged enroute in a manner similar to aircraft refueling.

Perhaps a long boom extending from the front of the car.

 
At 1/18/2011 7:34 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Of course, the Presidential motorcade might include a truck with a generator so the presidential Volt limo could be recharged enroute in a manner similar to aircraft refueling"...

Yeah Ron H, I can see it now...

A full fledged flotilla of diesel (biodiesel?) trucks hauling Cat 74 diesel powered generators running up and down the streets of D.C. so Michelle and the kids can make a Mickey D's run...

We'll know that electric car technology has arrived when Volt type engineering can power up snow plows that get more than 40 miles to the charge...

 
At 1/18/2011 11:31 PM, Blogger Eric said...

It's already here.

With all the coal-powered cars, we will only need the "global warming" model - won't be very deep snow.

 
At 1/19/2011 3:25 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"It's already here."

Wow! That's cool. Thanks Eric


juandos, I understand biodiesel is gel at low temperatures. Not very handy for snow country. I guess coal powered block heaters will become universal.

 
At 1/20/2011 1:05 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Hey Eric, good find on that cool little project...

some clever lads put that little electric snow plow...

"I understand biodiesel is gel at low temperatures. Not very handy for snow country"...

Yes Ron H, that biodiesel is about worthless unless some expensive additives are used and there is a question regarding a couple of the additives which might pit the cylinder walls...

Hence this is why this administration might want to continue to promote its use...

 
At 1/20/2011 2:30 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Hence this is why this administration might want to continue to promote its use...

Sadly, you're right about that. I wonder if the cost of the expensive additives is included when calculating the price of biodiesel?

 

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