What are the best selling cars in your country?

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Well, we used to use station wagons/estates for a lot of things we use SUVs (not trucks) for now.

Vette Boss, should I tell our European colleagues what killed the station wagon? And why we have so many SUVs now?
 

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Only when they start it, only when they start it. :D I'll consider posting it later; do you think I need to explain the concept of "unintended consequences" to them?
 

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And let me ask you a question as a car enthusiast: Would you rather have what tigger showed above or would you rather be able to do this instead, even if you cannot carry around tons of debris that way:
~200mph M6 video~
Well, as a car enthusiast I absolutely cannot condone anyone driving an E64 M6 :lol:. Nevermind that my whole point was that a M6 can't go where that trucks going. Not cheaply, not reliably at least, and when you have to do that everyday it sort of becomes a factor. Heh, and weren't you going on about emissions? Just think of all the ozone that V10 Bimmer is killing.


Vette Boss, should I tell our European colleagues what killed the station wagon?
Was it all the fake wood paneling? :p
 

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^^ Try two coal fired power stations per week going live in China, for pollution. Their "trucks" are the least of worries.

To their defence they are very keen on nuclear power as well, six reactors currently under construction, an additional fifteen about to start construction and eighteen planned for construction in the coming years. An additional 90 have been proposed in the future.
 

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Philippines for 2007

Honda Civic
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Environmentalists + CAFE.
Yeah I know. CAFE killed the big wagons, so people went for SUVs. I was just reminiscing about family trucksters ...
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That's the reason we had one of these when I was very young.
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It was registered as a station wagon, so even though it was classified as a light truck, it carried car plates.
 

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God I love wagoneers. I'm very glad I didn't buy one after seeing those fuel mileage figures though.
 

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God I love wagoneers. I'm very glad I didn't buy one after seeing those fuel mileage figures though.

They worked better if you converted them to fuel injection. That's what I did to mine. Still didn't get more than 14-15mpg at best, though.

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Unfortunately the V8 engines were absolute crap for reliability; bad lubrication and ignition systems. Mine had two engines while I had it, and the new owner reports that it now needs a third.

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Sometimes I miss its capabilities. I *don't* miss the headaches or the roulette game that was starting the thing.

I like my Pathfinder better.
 
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Spectre: Be my guest. You seem to enjoy giving the Euro snobs a good rubbing. :p

Well, I'm driving a Golf Mk. IV and when I need something bigger, I go to a rental. I have no truck, no SUV and surely not "multiple Jaguars".

So who's the snobs here? :mrgreen:
 

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Bit of cognitive dissonance there - the original muscle cars had ladder frames and couldn't handle either.

So, why does a muscle car kick ass, yet something like the Ford Lightning doesn't? The only real difference is the sheetmetal on top of the frame.

Doesn't have anything to do with handling

Because supercars atleast look cool and don't take unnessecary amount of space so someone canhaul a bunch of 2x4s once a month.
Plus they sound better.

My point is - don't tell us what to buy, we won't tell you what to buy. Don't complain about us buying trucks, I won't complain about you buying cars instead of clearly far more efficient motorcycles or scooters.

Fair enough, I'll just conclude that I still don't get why you guys like em, and you guys probably don't see the need/coolness factor that is associated with a tiny and frugal microcar
 

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Fair enough, I'll just conclude that I still don't get why you guys like em

Personally I think it's the old "bigger is better" dogma...
 

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In Argentina in April

CARS

1. VW Gol 4.015
2. Chevrolet Corsa 3.942
3. Peugeot 206 2.026
4. Fiat Palio 1.598
5. Renault Clio 1.443
6. Ford Fiesta 1.148
7. Peugeot 307 1.145
8. Fiat Siena 907
9. VW Suran 871
10. Fiat Uno 838
11. Renault M?gane 829
12. Ford Ka 817
13. Ford Focus 710
14. Chevrolet Meriva 698
15. Chevrolet Astra 658
16. Citro?n C3 645
17. Suzuki Fun 614
18. Toyota Corolla 602
19. VW Bora 555
20. VW Fox 545

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND PICK UPs

1. Toyota Hilux 1.186
2. Renault Kangoo 1.123
3. Ford Ranger 971
4. Peugeot Partner 894
5. Chevrolet S-10 666

Raking by brands:

1. VW 8.192
2. Chevrolet 6.291
3. Ford 4.939
4. Fiat 4.478
5. Renault 4.272
6. Peugeot 4.182
7. Toyota 2.087
8. Citro?n 1.379
9. Mercedes 959
10. Honda 830
11. Suzuki 718
12. Iveco 272
13. Nissan 222
14. Audi 167
15. BMW 145
16. Kia 130
17. Scania 124
18. Hyundai 115
19. Jeep 78
20. Mitsubishi 73
21. Chrysler 67
22. Volvo 45
23. Mini 37
24. Subaru 22
25. Dodge 18
 

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Ranking by brands is a good idea!

Here are the numbers for the German market in 2007:

1 VW 608,820
2 Mercedes 327,742
3 Opel 285,267
4 BMW, Mini 284,889
5 Audi 249,305
6 Ford 213,873
7 Renault, Dacia 140,281
8 Toyota, Lexus 132,535
9 Skoda 118,682
10 Peugeot 93,394
11 Fiat 73,799
12 Citroen 73,244
13 Mazda 65,651
14 Seat 52,888
15 Hyundai 47,523
16 Honda 41,729
17 Nissan 41,575
18 Kia 40,381
19 Suzuki 36,372
20 Volvo 33,485
21 Smart 31,974
22 Mitsubishi 31,449
23 Chevrolet 25,245
24 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge 18,658
25 Porsche 17,663
26 Daihatsu 13,533
27 Alfa Romeo 11,568
28 Subaru 8,518
29 Land Rover 8,178
30 Saab 4,167
31 Jaguar 3,720
32 Lancia 2,555
33 Lada 1,952
34 General Motors 1,816
35 Ssangyong 1,165
Others 4,567
 

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On the point of Americans and trucks.
I live in the suburbs of boston in a small town in a house that has a over a quarter acre of yard.
This is my driveway right now:
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There are 8 trash cans full of yard debris and 4 leaf bags, along with the two large bundles of tree bits on the trailer (if anyone would like said trailer speak up it's annoying us)
Next to it is my mother's 2003 PT cruiser
All these things will be going to the town compost in said PT cruiser. It takes a couple of trips but it ends up holding about the same as the neighbors toyota pickup.
We also buy a 7 foot christmas tree that goes inside it every year.
We are redoing the entire house and all the supplies fit in back, even the ladders.

We don't need pickups, we do not need SUVs unless we are the head of carpools, which most people aren't. I have never been in an SUV that has every seat filled or is most cases seen one that is except for ones acting as carpools and shuttles, which at best are 1/4 of them.

It's a waste, it really is. Some people do need them yes, but not that many people do. I go out locally, where there are no areas to go off road and barely anything that would constitute as a farm and there are more SUVs and trucks hogging the the road I get irritated. My mother's friend has an SUV, no lawn to speak of and one kid. Another friend 2 kids, they have a van and 2 trucks. These people could easily do with hatchbacks but they don't. I don't know why but they don't.

At least as I'm at the gas station, filling up on my every other week trip I can laugh at them knowing they've probably been there earlier the same week.
 
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