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Just an FYI.

America's favourite compact car in November was the Honda Civic. Unlike its larger Accord brother, Civic sales rose in November. Year-to-date sales remain lower than last year, however, to the tune of 14%. The Mexican-built Ford Fusion was the best-selling American car in the United States last month as sales jumped 13%. Through eleven months the Fusion is up 15%.

Other notable facts from America's list of 20 best-selling cars: the Hyundai Sonata's victory over the Honda Accord, even with Crosstour sales included. Ford Focus sales fell 10%, but no fall (among the most popular cars in America) was harder than the Chevrolet Impala's. Sales dropped 26% and year-to-date volume is now at par with last year's first January-November total. Two premium-badged cars made the list in November. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class jumped 113% to 8358, good enough for 17th spot. BMW 3-Series sales slid, predictably, but the 15% drop wasn't enough to see the 3-Series fall past 20th.

You can find last month's best-selling cars list here, last November's here, and America's 20 best-selling cars from November 2011 below.

Rank
Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
23,440 + 13.0% 275,004 - 7.3%
#2
Nissan Altima
20,613 + 12.2% 243,005 + 17.8%
#3
Ford Fusion
19,192 + 12.8% 226,445 + 15.2%
#4
Honda Civic
17,133 + 3.4% 200,690 - 13.5%
#5
Toyota Corolla
16,115 - 0.5% 219,250 - 10.2%
#6
Hyundai Sonata
15,668 + 11.7% 208,621 + 15.5%
#7
Honda Accord
15,468 - 18.7% 234,637 - 15.9%
#8
Toyota Prius
15,208 + 48.7% 119,459 - 4.7%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
13,238 + 64.1% 215,057 + 1478%
#10
Volkswagen Jetta
12,891 + 15.6% 162,937 + 47.8%
#11
Hyundai Elantra
12,414 + 43.8% 173,336 + 45.5%
#12
Ford Focus
11,735 - 9.9% 161,436 + 1.1%
#13
Chevrolet Impala
10,851 - 26.1% 160,955 + 0.2%
#14
Chevrolet Malibu
10,269 - 11.9% 191,774 + 2.4%
#15
Kia Optima
9533 + 570% 73,886 + 204%
#16
Nissan Versa
9291 + 38.2% 89,791 + 0.3%
#17
Mercedes-Benz
C-Class
8358 + 113% 61,570 + 14.3%
#18
Chrysler 200
8065 + 481% 77,820 + 109%
#19
Nissan Sentra
7871 + 35% 106,281 + 27.6%
#20
BMW 3-Series
7568 - 15.2% 85,882 - 5.5%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Accord sales include the Crosstour. GCBC will continue this through December for comparative purposes.
Chrysler 200 year-to-date sales include 2380 Sebrings. The 200's September 2010 refers to the Sebring.

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Thats interesting, despite all the online arm-chair enthusiasts leading a crusade against the 9th Civic, declaring it total garbage on a mass internet smear campaign, it still sold well!

Fancy that!

Yes, sales will be down for the Corolla and Civic. This is a direct result of the meteoric rise of the new Elantra and the new cost-concious Jetta taking big chunks of the compact-car pie. The Hyundai looks great and is well equiped for the price, and VW seems to be a brand name that people want to be associated with, kind of like Apple - despite VW's current reliability rating with the Mexican built Jetta's.

That said, having driven the Elantra, new Jetta and my Civic.. The Honda certainly feels like its going to last longer. Popping the hood, looking underneath, it all seems so much better engineered. And maybe all the so called internet-car-enthusiasts haven't noticed, all interiors are being "cheaped" out across manufacturers.

Bah, whatever.. The haters drive me insane. They argue till they are blue, but 200690 people in the USA have bought a 2012 Civic. They put their money where their mouths are and went ahead.
 

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As a young driver, I don't care much about the quality of the plastics that I won't be touching. I can't imagine there are really that​ many people bothered by it.
 

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syphen, you're a genius, an absolute real deal salt of the earth genius.

I agree, with this to add....VW makes a POS that's had quality and reliability problems ever since the brand was created. That's partly why the Germans lost WWII....really....well, kind of. Corolla is a very dated car that doesn't come close to getting the gas mileage that a Civic does. A Cruze or Focus...are you kidding me? Does anyone on the planet Earth REALLY think either will last as long or be as reliable as a Honda? For those that mention transmission problems with Honda, check out the model years before bringing that up. And Hyundai, it's a cheapo car with bling on it disguising it to some people as a car with a reputation of quality. BTW, they're reputation is not...quite....as.....good.....or long....as.....a.....Honda. Next thing we know, Kia is going to be the car to buy according to Consumer Reports. One of the requirements to work for Consumer Reports is to be at least 78 years old!! I'm only 77 and they turned me down for that reason!!!

Honda has an earned reputation that goes back to their beginnings. Hyundai has a reputation that's every bit of a couple of weeks old now. Oh, and BTW, they're a cheapo POS car that has more bling on it now compared to when they weren't trying to disguise it as being a POS.

As far as Honda products go, I've raced their sport bikes and they simply can't be destroyed by running them wide open. The Honda in my avatar was one of my street bikes on Deals Gap. It's a 1999 model VFR with yours truly riding it running away from liter bikes with wannabe riders on them.

You're right, syphen, I guess 201,000 people isn't a lot of customers...my ass!!
 

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Well on another note... Honda Civic and Honda CRV are ranked as top sellers in Canada over any other car in Canada as of today.
 

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I've heard the same just waiting for the actual figures.


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We had a meeting before shift start yesterday. Had all the numbers up on the projector.. Not sure if they have been release to the public yet.
 

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My co-worker at work just got a 2012 jetta a week ago and today finally showed me what he was bragging about to get for awhile. Since everyone was different on their credit lines and payment I couldnt really compare how much he pays for it but base on what I saw and tested out in the car, it wasnt worth it. as he didnt know I got the civic 2 weeks ago, and he parked right next to me, I got a chance to show him mine as well. His face was priceless, the face like you just been slapped across but have to take it because you did it to yourself face. Whats the point to all this? Some people just looked for ratings instead of the actual car. So then he asked me a bunch of questions how to trade in for a civic..... the day couldn't be better lols
 

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That's a classic story, ADEx, classic. I would have paid for a ticket to see that guy's face....
 

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VW got cheap with the Jetta too. People bitch about the Civic's interior. The Jetta's interior is cheap and even looks like a dark black casket. Its very plain looking to me.
 

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Thanks for the kind words Roadcourse! I love your VFR. They are great bikes. My father in law had a '04 VFR800. I didn't care for the vtec engagement but otherwise.. I also rode a 2001 I think?
I kept looking for a VFR but ended up with a really nice F4i. Its been good. I've toured on it as well. I have the soft-luggage down to a science.


Stringfellowhawke, EVERY car company is getting cheap right now. It just seems that more people want to hang Honda about it and bitch online about it then other companies. I don't know if it makes them feel good, or what?
Any 8th owner who actually DRIVES my car, loves it. I have no problems with my car, which is obvious: I bought one.
 

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Thanks for the kind words Roadcourse! I love your VFR. They are great bikes. My father in law had a '04 VFR800. I didn't care for the vtec engagement but otherwise.. I also rode a 2001 I think?

You're welcome syphen. Unrecognized genius is a tragedy. Yeah, the VFR is a pretty good all around street and twisty bike. It can be a tool to run away from higher performance bikes provided the rider has enough riding skill and can deal with a relatively heavy bike for it's size. The v4 engine is a classic that will likely never be offered again on a street legal bike.

This is just like any other bike or car forum. People buy the products then continually bitch about them in the forums. Nothing new about that concept.
 

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From Bloomburg Businessweek
Sales of the new Civic, released this year, will continue to increase and haven’t really been hurt by some critical reviews, he said.
“In November, Civic was the number one selling compact vehicle,” Iwamura said. “Customers still believe in the Civic.”
 

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Jan 2012 US Car Sales Figures

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - January 2012
By The Good Car Guy at 2/01/2012 04:33:00 PM

Early images and test drives presented us with one question: did the Toyota Camry evolve enough to maintain its consistent popularity in the U.S. marketplace? Er... yeah. it did.

Camry sales jumped 56% from January 2011, a period you might remember because of what happened to the Camry. It was unseated as America's best-selling car for the second consecutive month. It was the second-best-selling car in America a year ago, behind another Toyota. From second best at the beginning of last year, a position the Camry is not that familiar with, the midsize Toyota reported a 56% improvement in U.S. sales. That was enough to beat the new second-best-selling car, Nissan's Altima, by nearly 5000 sales. Yes, Altima sales needed to be 22% stronger.

And what of another former best seller? GoodCarBadCar no longer includes sales of the Crosstour in the Honda Accord's total. It matters little. The Accord would have moved up only two positions, barely beating out the Sonata and Focus with 14,580 sales. Crosstour sales were down 41% in January 2012. The good news at Honda was Civic-related. The most popular compact car in America in January was indeed Honda's Civic, sales of which jumped 46%. That increase is nothing compared to what happened north of the border. Civic sales in Canada jumped 333% in January.

On all but a few accounts, the U.S. sales report coming out of General Motors today was bad. Car sales at Chevrolet were more than decent, however. The Impala, Cruze, and Malibu beat all other American cars, including the much talked about surge at Chrysler. All three of these Chevy cars fared better this January than last, as well.

Find monthly and yearly sales figures for all these cars and for any other vehicle currently on sale in North America by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. Nine manufacturers built the 20 cars you see listed below. They were the 20 best-selling cars in America in January 2012.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
January 2012
%
Change
#1
Toyota Camry
27,295 + 55.9%
#2
Nissan Altima
22,357 + 35.9%
#3
Honda Civic
21,883 + 49.5%
#4
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
17,988 - 12.6%
#5
Chevrolet Impala
16,009 + 5.4%
#6
Chevrolet Cruze
15,049 + 10.4%
#7
Chevrolet Malibu
14,676 + 4.1%
#8
Hyundai Sonata
14,489 + 9.3%
#9
Ford Focus
14,400 + 59.8%
#10
Honda Accord
13,659 + 1.5%
#11
Ford Fusion
13,614 - 5.1%
#12
Toyota Prius Family
11,555 + 8.7%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta
10,962 - 4.3%
#14
Hyundai Elantra
10,900 + 12.8%
#15
Nissan Versa
9418 + 8.5%
#16
Mazda 3
9200 + 83.4%
#17
Kia Optima
8814 + 131%
#18
Kia Soul
8091 + 5.1%
#19
Subaru Outback
7412 + 6.2%
#20
Nissan Sentra
7066 - 25.9%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Accord sales are Accord sedan and coupe only, no Crosstour, only 921 of which were sold anyhow.

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Feb 2012 US Car Sales Data

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - February 2012
By The Good Car Guy at 3/01/2012 04:45:00 PM


The Toyota Camry, recently revamped, was the best-selling car in America in February 2012. 34,542 Camrys were sold. That's up 27% from February 2011 when the Camry was also America's best-selling car. Camry sales are up 39% through the first two months of 2012. The midsize Toyota's lead over its nearest rival, the Nissan Altima, is now 7527 units. Yes, it's starting to look insurmountable for the Altima, Accord, Cruze, Focus, Civic and the gang. And it's only the beginning of March.

With necessary Camry out of the way, you'll find America's best-selling small car in third spot. As much as Ford touted the Focus's massive gains in February, sales weren't strong enough to catch the Civic. In fact, Focus sales weren't nearly strong enough to catch the Civic, as sales of the Honda compact jumped 42% (in a market that made 15% gains). Take note, another American small car, the Chevrolet Cruze, wasn't too far back, but before the Cruze came Toyota's Corolla.

Back in eighth spot, Toyota Prius sales skyrocketed. Of course, the Prius is not just one car anymore. That's not unlike the Volkswagen Jetta and its rather Golf-like SportWagen. We know that 1144 of the Jetta's total were wagon-derived. Sales of the Jetta sedan were up 11%; the wagon was down 45%.

Nine of the top 20 best-selling cars in America wear Japanese badges, among them the top three and 60% of the top ten. There are six American cars on the list, four Koreans, and the aforementioned Jetta. Combined sales of the platform-sharing Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima totalled 28,983, enough for third spot. If, that is, they were the Kyundai Sonima and not a pair of cars sold by two different companies.

The 20 best-selling cars in America from February 2012 are ranked below. Check out last February's edition here, January's version here, and keep a close eye on the dropdown menu in the top right of this page where February 2012 data is being added for every model currently on sale, not just the most popular.

Rank
Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
34,542 + 26.9% 62,837 + 38.5%
#2
Nissan Altima
32,953 + 58.4% 55,310 + 48.4%
#3
Honda Civic
27,087 + 41.7% 48,970 + 45.1%
#4
Ford Focus
23,350 + 115% 37,750 + 89.8%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
22,148 - 14.4% 40,136 - 13.6%
#6
Ford Fusion
21,773 - 5.8% 35,387 - 5.5%
#7
Honda Accord
20,702 - 2.4% 34,361 - 0.9%
#8
Toyota Prius Family
20,589 + 52.1% 32,144 + 33.0%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
20,427 + 10.1% 35,476 + 10.2%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
19,987 + 4.7% 34,663 + 4.4%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
17,425 + 10.8% 31,914 + 10.1%
#12
Chevrolet Impala
15,333 - 5.9% 31,342 - 0.4%
#13
Hyundai Elantra
13,820 + 12.5% 24,720 + 12.6%
#14
Volkswagen Jetta
12,838 + 2.0% 23,800 - 1.0%
#15
Kia Optima
11,558 + 139% 20,372 + 135%
#16
Mazda 3
11,275 + 39.6% 20,475 + 56.4%
#17
Kia Soul
10,876 + 62.7% 18,967 + 57.7%
#18
Nissan Sentra
10,605 - 15.8% 19,608 + 1.8%
#19
Nissan Versa
10,190 - 3.7% 17,671 - 20.2%
#20
Chrysler 200
9717 + 224% 16,724 + 273%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Chrysler 200 sales compare with Chrysler Sebring/200 sales combined.

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Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks In America - February 2012


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May 2012 US Car Sales Data

Well it's been just over a year since the 9th gen civic was launched. It is also roughly a year since the natural disasters in Japan that had a great impact on Honda last year so I thought I would update anyone interested with the latest sales data for the month ending May 31,2012. I will also post the Canadian figures once they are available.


Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2012
By Timothy Cain at 6/01/2012 04:02:00 PM


In a field normally filled with humdrum midsize sedans and numerous compact sedans, it's a real pleasure to see the Ford Mustang rank as the 18th-best-selling passenger car in America in May 2012. Chevrolet Camaro sales slid 5% year-over-year and the Bowtie muscle car fell right off this list - it ranked 15th at this time in 2011 - but Mustang sales are surging, up 58% last month.

Before the new Camry had taken hold but after the tsunami had destroyed parts of Japan last March, car supply in North America was strained. The Chevrolet Malibu was the best-selling car in the United States; the Camry ranked eighth. One year later, the new Toyota Camry is resoundingly and routinely America's top-selling car, beating the nearest competitor by more than 6000 sales in May, beating its nearest midsize rival by nearly 10,000 sales. Year-to-date, the Camry's lead over the second-best-selling Nissan Altima has grown to 46,507 units with seven months remaining.

Is it too early to say the Camry will end 2012 as the best-selling car in the United States? The fast-rising Honda Civic would need to outsell the midsize Toyota by 6673 sales in every month from June through December to conquer the Camry.

There are six Japanese-badged cars on this May 2012 edition of America's 20 best-selling cars, all in the top ten. This leaves four Korean cars, two Germans, and eight Detroit machines. Sales figures for each and every car present here as well as all the other 230 models on sale in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown at GoodCarBadCar's Sales Stats home.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
39,571 + 110% 181,796 + 44.2%
#2
Honda Civic
33,490 + 82.6% 135,082 + 22.7%
#3
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
31,847 + 87.5% 125,079 + 6.1%
#4
Honda Accord
29,737 + 74.7% 126,254 + 13.3%
#5
Chevrolet Malibu
29,579 + 15.5% 110,035 + 11.1%
#6
Ford Fusion
26,857 + 8.9% 112,416 + 1.4%
#7
Ford Focus
24,769 + 11.1% 110,237 + 43.8%
#8
Nissan Altima
22,690 - 11.1% 135,289 + 20.5%
#9
Toyota Prius Family
21,477 + 210% 107,504 + 72.9%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
20,765 - 8.7% 96,481 + 0.1%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
19,613 - 13.6% 94,901 - 3.2%
#12
Hyundai Elantra
18,877 - 5.6% 80,114 - 3.8%
#13
Chevrolet Impala
15,879 - 5.0% 81,221 - 7.0%
#14
Volkswagen Jetta
15,175 - 9.0% 69,599 - 6.8%
#15
Kia Optima
13,364 + 79.8% 59,765 + 102%
#16
Chrysler 200
13,250 + 85.3% 58,231 + 111%
#17
Dodge Avenger
10,682 + 92.7% 43,458 + 74.8%
#18
Ford Mustang
10,427 + 57.8% 38,361 + 27.0%
#19
Volkswagen Passat
10,178 + 1,017,700% 44,813 + 20,456%
#20
Kia Soul
10,146 - 9.1% 53,436 + 22.4%
Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Prius Sales: 13,053 Liftback plus 1086 Plug-In equal 14,139 Prius sales (enough to rank 15th) without the Prius V or Prius C, which sold 3645 and 3693 times, respectively, in May 2012.

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