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knicks125
02-26-2006, 03:08 PM
Post all February 2006 sales report/news here (all regions and markets - worldwide).<br>

knicks125
02-26-2006, 03:14 PM
Early reports speculate a good month for US auto sales:<p><A HREF="http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060224/REG/60224143/1078&refsect" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autonews.com/apps/p...fsect</A>=<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060225/AUTO01/602250301/1148" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb.../1148</A><p>Actual figures will be released in a few days. <p>Fleet sales once again become the focal point. Hopefully this month's will not be as high as last month's, especially after reported figures from (US) domestic automakers.

SV
03-02-2006, 05:56 PM
great to see VW doing better, the passat and jetta's gains are promising <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> (are we aloud to comment on sales reports? sorry if not)

knicks125
03-02-2006, 06:30 PM
EDIT: I accidently deleted the above post while editing (adding) Mitsu's Feb. figures. Will get it back up tomorrow...stay tuned<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">great to see VW doing better, the passat and jetta's gains are promising <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> (are we aloud to comment on sales reports? sorry if not)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Of course you are allowed to <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Ditto - glad to see VW rebounding so far in 2006 after a not-so-great 2005. Jetta is closing in its original target, still got a way but nonetheless on the upward trend.<p>Suzuki did really well while on the opposite end, Mitsu totally bombed. I need to make the update but I recall it lost over 36% compared to the same month last year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hard to believe Fusion lost its steam (noted tough competition in the class)and actually lost close to a thousand units. Perhaps the January figures included large fleet units (as compared to February's figures). At any rate, while on subject, Taurus still leads in Ford car sales (this has gone on for a while now, which can't be good).<p>Okay month overall and Asian automakers continue to eat away US market shares...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:47 PM 3/2/2006</i>

DSC-OFF
03-02-2006, 10:03 PM
GM will break even when the GMT900 trucks arrive, on the cars side..the Aveo will help them out a bit (or will it?)

knicks125
03-03-2006, 07:03 AM
Back now:<p><B>US Feb. Sales</B>:<p><B>Audi</B>: -8.6%<br><A HREF="http://media.audiusa.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9716" TARGET="_blank">http://media.audiusa.com/artic...=9716</A><p><B>BMW</B> (BMW, Mini): 2.4%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060301/nyw158.html?.v=37" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=37</A><p><B>DaimlerChrysler</B> (Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep): +4%<br><A HREF="http://sev.prnewswire.com/auto/20060301/NYW12301032006-1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://sev.prnewswire.com/auto....html</A><p><B>Ford</B> (Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover): -4%<br><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=22788" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/article_...22788</A><p><B>GM</B> (Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Other-Isuz, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn): -2.5%<br><A HREF="http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=23788" TARGET="_blank">http://media.gm.com/servlet/Ga...23788</A><p><B>Honda</B> (Honda, Acura): +8.7%<br><A HREF="http://www.hondanews.com/CatID1000?mid=2006030149544&mime=asc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondanews.com/CatID...e=asc</A><p><B>Hyundai</B>: +0.2%<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/hyundainews/salesrel78.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/hyu...8.htm</A><p><B>Kia</B>: +1.3%<br><A HREF="http://www.kiamedia.com/secure/corporate030106.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.kiamedia.com/secure....html</A><p><B>Mazda</B>: 13%<br><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/mazda/article_display.cfm?article_id=22813&CFID=15135597&CFTOKEN=af6e0a623f81fe3d-C0629C3C-1185-6A02-D88421B589C5B631&jsessionid=8a30e3e9a4000$1A$29$1" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/mazda/ar...$29$1</A><p><B>Mitsubishi</B>: -36%<br><A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2006030156761&mime=ASC" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...e=ASC</A><p><B>Nissan</B> (Nissan, Infiniti): +2.2%<br><A HREF="http://www.nissannews.com/corporate/news/current/20060301115306.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nissannews.com/corp...shtml</A><p><B>Subaru</B>: -6.1% <br><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?type=economicNews&storyid=2006-03-01T180733Z_01_N01314488_RTRIDST_0_AUTOS-SUBARU-TABLE.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...E.XML</A><p><B>Suzuki</B>: +39%<br><A HREF="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060301005915&newsLang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://home.businesswire.com/p...ng=en</A><p><B>Toyota</B> (Toyota, Lexus, Scion): +2.4%<br><A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006030112235" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...12235</A><p><B>VW</B>: +21.3%<br><A HREF="http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9854" TARGET="_blank">http://media.vw.com/article_di...=9854</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 12:30 PM 6/3/2006</i>

knicks125
03-10-2006, 04:50 PM
Saw this over at Edmunds forum:<p>Top selling cars in Feb. (many of which are in the highly contested midsize category). I still find it interesting the Taurus has continued to perform as the best selling Ford car model (for quite a while now); hopefully the recent offerings will pick up steam soon...<p><IMG SRC="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c332/dix13/3edd3efb.jpg" BORDER="0">

SV
03-20-2006, 05:53 PM
wow, the camry's drop is fairly alarming, but i think that's probably because many people are holding out for the '07 model. as for the taurus, it's also alarming, but it's more likely than not that there are far more tauruses being sold to fleets than fusions; i think the fusion's sales should pick up steam (i really don't see why they wouldn't). though i'm really concerned about the fusion, if it doesn't meet targets then i'll have lost faith in ford completely...i've sat in the fusion and was quite impressed...(although i remember hearing that the three midsizers together are exceeding their combined goals, which is promising). the five hundred, though, is only just behind the fusion in sales, and wasn't it basically deemed a sales flop? ive read a few articles that say the fusion is selling "swiftly" or "well" or something like that however, so i dunno...maybe it's just typical market fluctuations...