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Old 04-02-2003, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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March sales

found this on ls1. Must say im surprised. Huge gap to commodore. Can anyone confirm this?

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Commodore snapped up by 8,365 new owners
compared to 6,393 for the Ford Falcon.

March sales figures
SA: Vehicle sales continue at record levels

By Tim Dornin, National Motoring Correspondent
ADELAIDE, April 3 AAP - The war in Iraq has failed to dampen the
enthusiasm of car buyers with sales surging to record levels in the
first quarter this year.
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said today
demand for new cars and trucks to the end of March topped 200,000
units for the first time.
Sales in March were also up 12.2 per cent to 76,113, the
industry defying any impact from the war and the lingering effects
of the drought.
FCAI chief executive Peter Sturrock said the strong retail
activity had countered any negative effects that might have been
expected from the conflict.
"Many deliveries in March came from orders already placed, but
there is cause for optimism looking forward," he said.
"The current Australian economic environment is providing a firm
platform for business investment and for private discretionary
spending.
"But international activities could impact on local demand."
According to the FCAI figures, 204,018 vehicles were sold in the
first quarter, up 12,842 or 6.7 per cent compared to the same
period last year.
That suggested a record result over the full 12 months following
on from the record 824,309 vehicles retailed in 2002.
Mr Sturrock said despite the strong start the FCAI had
maintained its full-year forecast at 825,000, just marginally
stronger, reflecting the view from a number of car makers that
demand would soften in the second half this year.
Toyota was the top selling company last month with 17,180
vehicles ahead of Holden on 14,891 and Ford on 10,921.
On a year-to-date basis Toyota was also leading the way on
42,453, about 2,500 vehicles ahead of Holden and more than 13,000
ahead of Ford.
Toyota's senior executive vice president John Conomos said the
strong first quarter was a reflection of consumer reaction to the
value for money provided by new vehicles.
He said the conflict in the Middle East had also had no
discernible impact on domestic and export demand.
"Our Altona (Melbourne) Camry and Avalon plant is maintaining
production schedules and delivery ratios," Mr Conomos said.
"Our domestic supply is right on target and there has been no
diminution in export demand."
Despite trailing Toyota overall, Holden still had the top
selling car, with the Commodore snapped up by 8,365 new owners
compared to 6,393 for the Ford Falcon.
In the medium car sector the Toyota Camry was a clear winner on
3,997 units compared to 1,925 for the Mitsubishi Magna/Verada.
The Toyota Corolla was again the best selling small car on
3,236, clear of the Holden Astra on 2,174.
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Old 04-02-2003, 23:27   #2 (permalink)
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I was told that the sales wouldnt be released for a while yet......


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Old 04-02-2003, 23:37   #3 (permalink)
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you can get corroborating (high level) numbers from here

http://www.autoindustries.com.au/vsales.php
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Old 04-02-2003, 23:43   #4 (permalink)
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ta mate.

edit: Where do they break it down? falc, commo etc.
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damn what happend to commodore this month??? seemed to find a few more customers thats for sure!
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Old 04-03-2003, 00:16   #6 (permalink)
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well if falcon has remained around 6300 then maybe thats the maximum they can push through the factory and out onto the road.
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Holden Commodore 8365
Holden Commodore Utility 1099
Holden Monaro 320
Ford Falcon 6393
Ford Falcon Ute 1733
Ford Focus 970

Commodore up 1100 over same month last year
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:59   #8 (permalink)
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That's nearly got to be a record for the Falcon ute?

Commodore would be doing well from the heavy discounting.
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tell you what.. the commodores must be sold at a give away price ...

I easily see 5 BAs to 1 VY around here and I drive a fair distance to work....
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