Hyundai Biggest Winner in October: Up 47%!

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

The Hyundai knockouts continued unabated in October. Sales in October were up 47% from ’08. Year-to-date totals are up a solid 5%. Total sales for the month were 54k, which is starting to get precariously close to Chrysler’s 66k total for the month. Post to be updated as soon as details for Hyundai and Kia brands are available.

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  • Don1967 Don1967 on Nov 04, 2009
    EDIT: Jesus Christ, Google has 1,000,000+ search results for the search suggestion “Toyota Quality Problems.” Google? You're talking to Hyundai-bashers here. There is no Google in 1996.
  • B10er B10er on Nov 04, 2009

    Hyundais are cars for people who don't give a sh*t about cars. Yes, they work well, have all of the modern toys that people go for, and they get you to from point a) to b). They are however, the Asian knock-off of the automotive world. Hyundais heavily 'borrow' design cues from whichever European or Japanese cars are popular, slap them on their cars, produce a competent drivetrain and chassis that looks good on paper but is by its very conception is devoid of soul, and then undercut their competitors. A Hyundai is like a fake Louis Vuitton handbag. It could be made almost as well, and it is perfectly acceptable for someone who does not care about the world of fashion, but if you actually do care about the world of fashion, then owning one it is an embarrassment.

  • Schmitty8225 Schmitty8225 on Nov 04, 2009

    And most people see no problem with that. They want a car that works and that is exactly what these things do. The cars do not pop out at you like a Mercedes but they look current and not horrible like the camaro or pt cruiser.

  • B10er B10er on Nov 04, 2009

    Schmitty, I made your point in my lil' post; perfectly acceptable for people who don't care about cars and need something to get about, which is the good majority of car buyers. For those with any actual interest in cars beyond basic transportation (whether economy or luxury), it's a different story...