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Favorite Car Colors

The latest favorite car colors in the US are in.

Drum roll please....
1) Solid/Pearl White
2) Silver
3) Black

For some reason they also got the favorite car colors in China:
1) Silver
2) Black
3) White

Not much difference.

I fit in this group, one black car (midnight metallic black actually), one pearl white.

Car Buying Perfect Storm

Crazy times I tell ya. Dodge is giving away gas and most of the others just don't know what to do.

GM and Ford are shutting down factories, Chrysler had to deny rumors it was filing for bankruptcy.

June's sales numbers are due out Tuesday...did anybody notices the incentives the last few days? That's manufacturers trying to bump up their numbers at the last second.

Right now, GM is worried about Toyota overtaking them as the #1 maker.

GM needs to worry about putting out the right product.

April Car Buying Statistics

USA Today reported lots of ugly number today for the major car makers. USA Today states sales were the weakest since 1992. The data also seems to show that gas prices around $3.40 is where people really started feeling it in the wallet. Here are some of the big sales numbers compared to April 2007:
GM down 6.5%
Toyota Up 3.4%
Ford down 12.1%
Chrysler down 23.5%
Honda up 6.3%
Nissan 6.7%

Hmm…see a trend there? Who do you think will be ready to make big deals right now?

Here are some model specifics:
Ford Focus up 44%
Toyota Yaris up 58%
Chevy Malibu up 55%
Chevy Trailblazer down 73%
Toyota Avalon down 28%
Lexus LS 460 down 39%

Again a trend, bigger cars sales are down, smaller cars up. Once again, slower selling cars you find more rebates on.

How to buy a car at invoice

Small cars the new Big

In USA Today an article touting the boom in small car sales. The article notes the smallest and cheapest new cars are the bright spot in this currently lousy car market.

The article mentions all new car segments have sold fewer vehicles recently except the small car segment.

The cheapest cars of the group have sales up 27%

The Toyota Yaris sales are up 70%, Honda Fit up 61% and Kia Spectra up 41%.

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