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Old 08-03-2004, 20:27   #1 (permalink)
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July 2004 VFacts

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Toyota gained the top sales position in the July monthly market with 16,199 vehicles, ahead of Holden with 14,040 and Ford third with 11,551. Toyota, with a market share of 21.2%, retains market leadership in year-to-date terms. Holden’s July result sees them in second position with a market share of 18.6%, with Ford's market share of 13.8% placing them third. Nissan, with sales 4,836 and with a market share of 6.5%, hold fourth position. Mazda sold 4,666 vehicles in July and with a share of 6.1%, are in fifth place ahead of Mitsubishi, on 5.9% market share.



UP/DOWN on Last Month

Ford LTD 34 UP
Ford Explorer 49 DOWN
Ford Escape 189 DOWN
Ford Fairlane 181 DOWN
Ford Falcon 5443 DOWN
Ford Falcon Ute 1699 DOWN
Ford Fiesta 411 UP
Ford Territory 1681 UP
Ford Focus 931 DOWN

Holden Adventra 212 UP
Holden Barina 649 UP
Holden Caprice 90 UP
Holden Commodore 6140 DOWN
Holden Statesman 300 DOWN
Holden Commodore Utility 4X2 1598 DOWN
Holden Commodore utility 4X4 147 DOWN
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Old 08-03-2004, 20:38   #2 (permalink)
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Nissan's doing pretty well. I guess that can be attributed to their Maxima. The Maxima and 350Z are the only two desirable cars they sell here.
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Nissan's doing pretty well. I guess that can be attributed to their Maxima. The Maxima and 350Z are the only two desirable cars they sell here.
More to do with the Pulsar, Patrol and Xtrail.
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More to do with the Pulsar, Patrol and Xtrail.
I just don't understand new-car-buyers...
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Why? cos they dont all buy Fords?

never understimate the power of boring Toyota type cars
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Ford Sales Deliver Strong Market Share

Ford Australia achieved its best monthly share result for the year during July, capturing a 15 per cent slice of the total market.

Ford sales for the month totalled 11,551 units, which in a total market of 77,035 vehicles gave the company its best overall share result since September last year and the best July result since 1999.

“With Ford's SUV sales moving up a gear as a result of Territory's strong early performances, total Ford sales year-to-date are now running at their highest levels since 1996,” Ford Australia President Tom Gorman said.

Territory was the standout performer in the July results, recording 1,681 retails in its second month on sale to be the top-selling vehicle in the SUV Medium segment.

“Territory sales continued to gain momentum during July, building on the strong pre-launch and first month results, and reinforcing the early market acceptance of this unique vehicle,” Mr Gorman said.

“Customers have responded to the wide range of choices Territory offers, allowing them to select the exterior and interior appointments that matter most to them, as well as the ability to have either RWD or AWD capabilities.

“Fiesta also recorded its best performance since it went on sale late in the first quarter, finishing the month with 411 retail sales”.

Falcon Ute sales remain on track for another record year in 2004, with 11,921 Styleside Box and Cab Chassis models sold to the end of July, up almost four per cent on the previous record.
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Because they buy cars with ZERO appeal. Pulsar? Corolla? Bah.

I guess I just think different to everyone.. if I were concerned about fuel, I'd buy an LPG BA. As cheap to run as a Corolla, and has a 156kW 4.0 inline-six and RWD. Plus its funner to drive (IMHO) then those kinda cars. Oh well, whatever.
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People think bigger automatically means more to run.
Ive gone blue in the face trying to get relatives and familly freinds not to buy the "super frugal" camry, but they dont get it, Falcon and commodore are bigger so must use tonnes more fuel.
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People think bigger automatically means more to run.
Ive gone blue in the face trying to get relatives and familly freinds not to buy the "super frugal" camry, but they dont get it, Falcon and commodore are bigger so must use tonnes more fuel.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I did a little test for cheapness to run with our '01 VW Polo 1.4 16V and '02 Forte LPG. The bigger, 143kW LPG Falcon, costs about the same to run, per week, same driving, as the 1.4litre 55kW Polo. The Falcon does 0-100 in 9.5, is more comfortable, and nicer to drive. I personally see no appeal in small cars, but I guess you're right, most people think big = expensive. It's too bad, would be nice to see LPG BAs replacing Corolla's as Australia's chosen economy car.
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Oh, and the Polo does 0-100 in 15.7
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