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"The top-ten best-selling passenger cars in April 2008, in order, were the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Hyundai Accent, Pontiac G5, Toyota Camry, Nissan Versa and Toyota Matrix.

Year-to-date to the end of April, the top ten were the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Camry, Nissan Versa and Ford Focus.

The top-ten light trucks in April, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Escape, Ford Ranger, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Uplander."

http://www.canadiandriver.com/thenews/2008/05/21/civic-and-f-series-top-vehicle-sales-in-april.htm


You could lump the Cobalt and G5 together and I bet they would top the sales. Its good to see that selling the Uplanders starting at just over $17,000 CDN for RWB has put them in the top 10 of sales. Its a shame that its really only the price thats its best selling point. Its still not a bad deal consindering you get OnStar, power windows/locks etc. for less then you could get a Cobalt.
 

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The Sierra or Silverado should outsell the Ram.

The Ram isn't that nice of a truck at all.
Its true, but as i said about the Cobalt/G5 you could unofficially lump the Sierra and Silverado together, probably even beat the F-Series.
 

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unofficially lump the Sierra and Silverado together, probably even beat the F-Series.
Majority of the time Silverado & Sierra sales are ahead of the F-series in Canada, and elsewhere as well.

Usually one or the other (Sivlerado/Sierra) is ahead of the Dodge Ram though, or no?
 

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Dodge has some crazy sales going on with their trucks though which is making them sell like crazy. I know people buying them just because of the money on the hood, they don't even care about gas mileage. I'd have to disagree with the statement saying they're not nice tucks though. They're good for work and towing, look good, just not the best gas mileage.
 

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Wow, very surprised to see the Silverado selling less than the GMC, and Dodge for that matter. Has gas gone up in Canada like it has in the US?
 

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Wow, very surprised to see the Silverado selling less than the GMC, and Dodge for that matter. Has gas gone up in Canada like it has in the US?
Its always been more expensive in Canada due to higher tax, i think the average is around $1.25 a litre which would be close to about $4.75 a gallon.
 

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I'm pretty sure the sierra has for the most part always out sells the silverado. Dodge must have a deal going on, at least the tundra is no where in sight.
 

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I'm pretty sure the sierra has for the most part always out sells the silverado. Dodge must have a deal going on, at least the tundra is no where in sight.
Interesting, I didn't realize that the higher sales of the Sierra was the norm in Canada. Had then been the case for the GMT-800s too?
 

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Its true, but as i said about the Cobalt/G5 you could unofficially lump the Sierra and Silverado together, probably even beat the F-Series.
True. Most Americans aren't aware that GM products sell in different proportions in Canada. Instead of as in the US where the Silverado/Sierra split is, say for example, 70/30, in Canada it's roughly 50/50, usually with the Sierra slightly in the lead.

I'd guess this is because many Canadian small towns, where the bulk of pickups are sold, have only a PBG dealer and no Chevy dealer.
 

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True. Most Americans aren't aware that GM products sell in different proportions in Canada. Instead of as in the US where the Silverado/Sierra split is, say for example, 70/30, in Canada it's roughly 50/50, usually with the Sierra slightly in the lead.

I'd guess this is because many Canadian small towns, where the bulk of pickups are sold, have only a PBG dealers and no Chevy dealer.
Also I think the snow might play a factor.I feel safer driving my truck with 4 wheel drive in the snow (yes it is a Sierra).
 

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True. Most Americans aren't aware that GM products sell in different proportions in Canada. Instead of as in the US where the Silverado/Sierra split is, say for example, 70/30, in Canada it's roughly 50/50, usually with the Sierra slightly in the lead.

I'd guess this is because many Canadian small towns, where the bulk of pickups are sold, have only a PBG dealer and no Chevy dealer.
And also I think the Sierra is much better looking and always has been compared to the Chevy... I have no idea why the Chevy always sells more in US because it is never better than the GMC.



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I'm pretty sure the sierra has for the most part always out sells the silverado. Dodge must have a deal going on, at least the tundra is no where in sight.
Speak of the Tundra, that's one Toyota I never see much of. I have been noticing lots of GMT900 Silverados and Sierras though. F150s & Rams are everywhere as well, the stats don't lie.
 

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Its always been more expensive in Canada due to higher tax, i think the average is around $1.25 a litre which would be close to about $4.75 a gallon.
It's $1.38 a litre around Montreal at the moment.

Who knows, maybe tomorrow it'll be $1.50 ;)
 

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Speak of the Tundra, that's one Toyota I never see much of. I have been noticing lots of GMT900 Silverados and Sierras though. F150s & Rams are everywhere as well, the stats don't lie.
I see a few Tundras around here but it seems like lately the GMT-900 twins have really taken off. They seem to be everywhere lately, not sure if its the deals or cheap prices on trucks. I'm pretty impressed with mine still (after 15 months) and for a truck gets really decent mileage.
 

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Interesting, I didn't realize that the higher sales of the Sierra was the norm in Canada. Had then been the case for the GMT-800s too?
Nope, I'm pretty sure that's the first generation for which the GMC outsells the Chevy. (Chevy usually sells a bit more, but not much, than its Pontiac/GMC clones.)

That reversal is a direct product of the GMT900 Silverado's disgusting exterior styling. Look no further.
 

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I'd guess this is because many Canadian small towns, where the bulk of pickups are sold, have only a PBG dealer and no Chevy dealer.
It's because GM's two sales channels have approx. the same weight in Canada... although Chevy is usually a bit bigger, not smaller like you've said. The Chevys normally sell in slightly higher numbers than the PontiacGMCs.
 

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A few months ago, GMC was not selling very well so they put on a much larger marketing push at the Pontiac Buick GMC dealerships hence better sales. Unfortunately, in Toronto, I am seeing way too many Tundras. Although I drive an Avalanche LTZ (2007), I really dislike the Silverado styling. The Sierra looks 100 times better. If I was buying a conventional pickup, it would have been the Sierra.
 
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