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Honda Civic: America's new best selling vehicle




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Civic Topples F-150, 17-Year Sales Champ


Over the past 17 years, Ford's F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the US, but the inevitable has finally happened - it's been toppled. Despite incentives, the continuously rising price of fuel seems to have finally caused a turning point in the US market, dramatically changing buying habits.

The number one position that the F-150 held was ceded to not one, but four different cars. They're all non-domestic vehicles, although they are predominantly North American built. When the dust settled at the end of May, it was the Honda Civic that leapfrogged into first place, finishing with 53,299 units sold, a record breaking figure for the model. The Civic also happens to be the only vehicle on this list that features a model not built in North America, the Hybrid, which is built in Japan.


The F-150 isn't America's best selling vehicle anymore, though it's still in the top five. (Photo: Ford)

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I don't know whether this is because the Civic is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market, or if it's because people just go ga-ga over the Civic. I think it's the former, if you ask me.

Big is out, fuel efficient is in.
 

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I don't know whether this is because the Civic is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market, or if it's because people just go ga-ga over the Civic. I think it's the former, if you ask me.

Big is out, fuel efficient is in.
Well when it comes to small cars (which are hot right now) the civic is all around the best. It looks great, has a great interior, gets good mileage, is fun to drive, and doesn't cost very much. No one else can say that.

I'm not a Honda fan at all, but if I wasn't biased and I was looking into compact cars, I would definitely get the Civic.
 

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Yet another useless advertorial - this time for Honda.

The title is wrong and or misleading.

The F series is still the 26 years in a row annual sales champ - thats what matters not just one month.

The F series also still leads for 2008 YTD.

Civics got a ways to go and some serious competition besides the Ford - right now its just moved up to 5th.

It ain't the champ - yet.


From the other thread we have that covers this topic;
To put that in perspective......... thru 31MAY2008...........

'08/'07 RANK.... VEHICLE...................... .....2008...... 2007 ....... %Chng

1 - 1.............. Ford F-Series P/U.............. 235,924 / 290,282...... -18.7

2 - 3............. Toyota Camry/SOLARA........198,309 / 193,900....... +2.3

3 - 2............. Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U...... 197,030 / 265,941..... -25.9

4 - 6............. Honda Accord.................... 166,158 / 153,431....... +8.3

5 - 8............. Honda Civic.................... 164,994 / 137,288...... +20.2

6 - 4............. Toyota Corolla/MATRIX.........152,308 / 165,722........ -8.1

7 - 9............. Nissan Altima.................... 133,465 / 114,318...... +16.7

8 - 7............. Chevrolet Impala.................122,281 / 144,541....... -15.4

9 - 5............. Dodge Ram P/U.................. 112,795 / 154,143....... -26.8

10 - 15...........Ford Focus....................... 105,499 / 77,732....... +35.7

11 - 14........... Chevrolet Cobalt................ 93,362 / 79,257....... +17.8

12 - 11........... Honda CR-V...................... 89,017 / 84,464......... +5.4

13 - 16........... Toyota Prius..................... 79,675 / 76,747......... +3.8

14 - 17........... Ford Escape..................... 76,966 / 73,058......... +5.3

15 - 26.......... Chevrolet Malibu................. 74,925 / 59,627....... +25.7

16 - 20.......... Ford Fusion........................ 73,197 / 66,260....... +10.5

17 - 28.......... GM Pontiac G6.................... 71,062 / 59,063....... +20.3

18 - 12.......... GMC Sierra P/U................... 70,765 / 84,106........ -15.9

19 - 23.......... Toyota Tundra.................... 66,278 / 61,113......... +8.5

20 - 13.......... Ford Econoline/Club Wagon... 63,869 / 80,641........ -20.8
 

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what a bunch of idiots we have in the US media, the F150 has been outsold some months by other vehicles in the last 17 years but not in the year tally and thats where its important
 

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Just another media-invented, anti-domestic, "let's break some news" non-story, just like "Toyota outsells GM in Global Sales".

The Civic isn't leading the F-150 for the year. How about this for a headline, "Chevy Cobalt doubles sales of Civic". What if that happened on a single day? Is it news? No. Civic outselling the F-150 for a month might illustrate a trend, but it's not news.
 
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Exactly, and companies that had established a reputation for good, small and mid-sized cars are benefitting.
True dat. From my perspective, GM has made the Camaro and other RWD cars, so I'm happy. Now let's turn that same passion to producing a truly compelling small, fuel efficient car. I believe GM can do it. Target tC or Mazda 3. I also believe the Kappa platform is perfect to create a zippy smaller car that is functional and gets good gas mileage.

I disagree on the Civic being a good looking car. However, it gets the job done.

But if I was serious about being fuel efficient, I would buy a good used small car.
 

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what a bunch of idiots we have in the US media, the F150 has been outsold some months by other vehicles in the last 17 years but not in the year tally and thats where its important

Just another media-invented, anti-domestic, "let's break some news" non-story, just like "Toyota outsells GM in Global Sales".

The Civic isn't leading the F-150 for the year. How about this for a headline, "Chevy Cobalt doubles sales of Civic". What if that happened on a single day? Is it news? No.
Many, - including the house been bought and sold and bought and sold - evidently given the quality of the work - not for very much.

Notice the extreme bias and or incompetence - most don't mention the YTD OR the 26 years as annual champ.
 
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