September Sales Snapshot: Mid Versus Full-Size FWD Sedans

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Brand Mid-size Full-size

Toyota Camry:25,745 Avalon:1,939

Nissan Altima:12,149 Maxima:5,901

Hyundai Sonata:7,898 Azera:339

Ford Fusion:10,834 Taurus:5,077

Chevrolet Malibu:10,479 Impala:13,047

Chrysler Sebring:1,451 300:3,411

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  • Pch101 Pch101 on Oct 09, 2009
    I just don’t understand why they aren’t making a civilian version as well. It wouldn't be profitable. The exchange rate alone makes the whole exercise prohibitive. This is probably being done to help Holden pad the books. Holden geared up to build the G8, and now they're stuck with the results. I'm guessing that without this Caprice, there would be fallout for the Commodore.
  • Wsn Wsn on Oct 09, 2009
    mikey : October 8th, 2009 at 6:39 pm Let me tell you something my POS Impala will still be going strong,long after your over rated overpriced Honda gets fed to the shredder. ---- I thought that you already retired from GM. They hired you back?
  • Obbop Obbop on Oct 09, 2009

    "“One aspect of Bubbaland is that it is not unusual for the Bubbas to spend more on a vehicle than housing.” So what you’re saying is they are related to the brothers who put $5000 30″ dubs and a $3000 sound system in a $2000 car, and live three generations in the same housing project, right? Wow – just – wow." Not a lot of comparison, actually. Bubbas live in a bought-for and paid shanty and often there is no trash or broken windows but there may be a BBQ and larger kid's toys outside year-round. Also a lack of using intimidation tactics against others to gain "street creds." Generally, expensive modifications to vehicles are rare. It's more important to have a BIG screen TV for NasCar and football and to have a satellite receiver. Then compare crime statistics of the two different socio-economic groups and the differences are apparent. I would not have opted for this locale to resettle if it was a dangerous place to be. This is the world of the "good old boy" that populates the military when the real trouble arises. Not criminal or crime-free but compared to other areas I have dwelt well, I have yet to hear even one burst of full-auto weapons fire and nary a fire-bombing over turf. In comparison to other demographic groups I have encountered the Bubbas are rather peaceful, on the whole, with minor exceptions as encountered with every grouping.

  • Vexner Vexner on Oct 10, 2009

    Let's try this again... Ford, the "American Manufacturer" that took no "bailout money"(right), sold less full sized vehicles based on the FWD platform than Chrysler did, in the middle of BK no less, based on the RWD LX platform. Go Taurus.