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reb4

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2011 2:03:32 PM

Monthly sales and comments for the sales for these vehicles,
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 9:10:47 PM

Interesting Plug-in Numbers - World Wide Sales (May 2014)
1. 4,757 - Nissan Leaf
2. 2,932 - Toyota Prius Plug-In
3. 2,307 - Tesla Model S
4. 2,296 - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
5. 1,885 - Chevrolet Volt (and deriviatives)
6. 1,352 - Ford Fusion Energi
Interesting stacking showing the world sales of these vehicles...
Sales # for World Sales
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 9:22:44 AM

profdude, I think in next couple of months, that will be the case.

Remember ev's are being given a pretty big incentive... over comes the price issues and also diesel is being taxed at higher level. There may be a slight resistance, but it's not as much as one might think...

I think diesel in larger vehicles is the way to go frankly... though notice the leader of the pack is one of the smaller vehicles...

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 9:01:27 AM

So, if I understand this correctly, people buy roughly the same number of EVs now as diesels. I think M-B, Audi, etal, may be in for a sad surprise that the new diesel offerings (except in the pickup segment) will not penetrate this resistant American market very far.

Yet, time will tell.
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:41:02 PM

June 2014 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

1. 11,277 Toyota Prius Liftback - sales leader even with big drop from May
2._3,874 Toyota Camry Hybrid - @2 sales for this midsize
3 _ 3,291 ToyotaPrius C - Compact reclaims (barely) #3
4.__3,016 Ford Fusion - comes in strong 4th (recalc # drop?)
5.__2,510 Toyota Prius V - Continues strong sales
6.__1,952 Ford C-Max Hybrid - Still strong sales for June
7.__1,523 Hyundai Sonata - Strong sales continue for korean model
8.__1,521 Lexus CT200h - Jumps up couple from may rankings
9.__1,437 Toyota Avalon - coming in strong 9th
10__1,135 Honda Accord - Continues strong sales
11__1,102 Lexus ES - compact executive makes 1k sales in JUNE-
12__1,006 Kia Optima - VERY STRONG sales jumps to 1k sales...



Hybrids sold in the U.S. (June 2014): 39,225 Take-Rate: 2.77%

Information from hybrid cars . com dashboard June 2014

[Edited by: reb4 at 7/2/2014 9:44:01 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:23:32 PM


U.S. Diesel sales for June 2014



1. 3,286 Volkswagen Jetta - compact down owns 25% diesel market
2. 2,316 Volkswagen Passat - this midsize is down 28% but still comes in #2
3. 1,058 BMW 5-Series - big increase leap frogs to #3
4. 972 BMW 3-Series - compact exec vehicle drops 13% but still #4
5. 627 Audi Q5 - luxury exec cross over has steady numbers.
6. 539 BMW X5 - rounding out grouping - luxury midsize Suv



Diesels sold in the U.S. (June 2014): 12,759 Take-Rate: 0.90%

Information provided by Hybrid cars .com - Dashboard June 2014

[Edited by: reb4 at 7/2/2014 9:23:52 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:03:01 PM

EV Sales for Month of JUne



1. 2,347 - Nissan Leaf - Continues strong Sales leading the ev offerings
2. 1,939 - Ford Fusion Energi - Big jump here moving to #2 over PIP and Volt!
3. 1,777 - Chevrolet Volt - Sales slipping but new model should be coming soon
4. 1,571 - Toyota Prius Pip - Big drop in sales from May but close 3rd.
5. 1,400 - Tesla Model S* - Estimated but still pretty big #'s
6. __988 - Ford C-Max Energi - Sales increase with Cmax makes impressive top 6!

Total EV sold in June - 11,493

Information from Hybrid Cars . com June 2014 Dashboard..



[Edited by: reb4 at 7/2/2014 9:04:21 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 11:35:16 PM

reb4 ....No to either but I have lived in FL, TX, WA, CA...(all for short periods.)
I know IL used to be one of the cheapest places to license a car.....
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 7:38:15 PM

lol oldhillbillyaz..... RE Taxes, did you ever live in Illinois or Chicago area????

ProfDude, I thought of you when I read that article.. Very Impressive though the vehcile was modified to expand range (Larger gas tank) and also I am sure there was some serious hypermiling going on...

I don't fully understand the different prices for Diesel, though I do know taxes are more on Diesel.... THere will be tremendous pressure to raise all taxes on all fuels for roadways.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 5:32:33 PM

ProfDude sez..
After 240 years, we still tend to distrust government and loath taxes.

Yeah so many complaining...so few leaving.....so many coming in through the cracks.

IMO Taxes are like rent... it's the cost to live here...It's never going to be paid off.
After working 50+ years I still don't remember getting the memo that says I have the right to dictate how all my tax dollars are spent.

Kinda reminds me of the forest and the trees thingy

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 6/29/2014 5:35:45 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 10:25:40 AM

OilerFan, I wonder how the Volvo V60 AWD diesel hybrid wagon is doing in Europe?

I would also be very interested in a diesel hybrid. Living in the upper Midwest, I would prefer an AWD version, and not many of these are available in diesel vehicles.

As it stands, I am not optimistic that the new round of diesels will be very well received here. I am on diesel sedan #4, my first coming in 1977, yet I think that Americans will continue to rail against the typically higher fuel price driven in part by higher fuel taxes. After 240 years, we still tend to distrust government and loath taxes. (Diesel prices in or near Chicago are often lower than gasoline.)

reb4, thanks for the monthly updates and the opportunity to focus on the various attributes of the high mpg vehicles in our marketplace.

[Edited by: ProfDude at 6/29/2014 10:26:20 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 9:13:42 AM

Ever since I learned about turbo-diesel technology that vw and other german manufacturers use, I have wanted a turbo hybrid combination. I knew that the gas mileage would be outstanding.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 9:10:10 AM

From Africa to England on one tank of fuel - Mercedes Diesel Hybrid



June 27, 2014 10:40 AM"



A Mercedes-Benz E-Class has just completed a 1,223-mile (1968-km) non-stop journey from Tangier to the Goodwood Festival of Speed without a single refueling stop.

And when the diesel-hybrid car, driven by UK motoring journalist Andrew Frankel, arrived at its final destination on Thursday evening, after clocking up 1,968 km, there was still enough left in the tank to go a further 100 miles (160km).

That means that the standard production executive sedan averaged 73.6 mpg (3.1l/100km) despite heavy rain, intense heat, traffic jams and steep inclines, not to mention passing through four countries, two continents and three time zones.

Impressive as the feat is, Frankel did have a little bit of help in his mission. Firstly, he had a relief driver -- starting and shutting down the engine and building up speed from a standstill are all bad for fuel economy. And secondly, his car was fitted with the optional 80- rather than 60-liter fuel tank which is a £100 (€120) cost option on the E-Class."


[Edited by: reb4 at 6/29/2014 9:10:35 AM EST]
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ProfDude: "Hybrids seem to be nominally overrated with the standard test whereas diesels are typically underrated for highway mileage."

It depends on the hybrid. The Toyta Prius, Prius C, Prius V and Camry hybrid reports on Fuelly are very close to the EPA ratings.
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 9:07:44 PM

I have no arguement with anything you said ProfDude.

The problem is that Ford got it wrong with the C-Max not once.... but twice.

And frankly they could have promoted the capabilities on the size alone, quicker, and the all important (in some people's mind) domestic....

Here is summary from another site on C-Max

Interesting that this was article last year and the C-Max ratings were quite suspect back then.....
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 1:02:19 PM

EPA testing is reasonably accurate as a judgment base for typical gasoline powered vehicles, but it is not so great for hybrids or diesels.

Hybrids seem to be nominally overrated with the standard test whereas diesels are typically underrated for highway mileage.

With so many technological changes happening to the industry, everyone seems to have trouble keeping up.

Even this website is challenged in dealing with so many alternative fuels and various methods of payment, all driven by changes in technology of one sort or another.

I expect the trend not only to continue but the pace to quicken. In general, the very technology we are most excited to create and to have, is significantly reordering the world in which we live.

[Edited by: ProfDude at 6/19/2014 1:03:28 PM EST]
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Ford re-stating MPG ratings“Ford is absolutely committed to delivering top fuel economy and accurate information,” said Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “We apologize to our customers and will provide goodwill payments to affected owners. We also are taking steps to improve our processes and prevent issues like this from happening again.”This is 2nd time the C-Max has been downgraded... Both Fusion and CMax are now at neary the same ratings as comparable Toyota's yet Ford Heavily advertised their "significant" dominance ....

That is the only fault I have....
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 7:28:05 AM

profdude, considering the bmw x3 series sold 10K in may, the diesel is doing quite well over a 11% of vehicles sold...

I would imagine that awd would do quite well... just such a hit typically on gas mileage.. Of course there were times this winter where even awd was a task driving.... Had to do quite a bit in my little Prius (bigger of two cars) and even I was wishing for awd (or maybe just snow tires)....



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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 11:04:16 PM

Well reb4, it looks like the new BMW 328d is a relative hit for BMW. I wonder how the new M-B E250 will fare in that it is larger but posts similar fuel economy numbers to the new BMW 3-series diesel. Personally, if I had the dough, I would look at the BMW 535d instead. If I am correct in the above, I wonder how many all-wheel drive 328d units are being purchased compared to the rear wheel drive only versions.

When I bought my E320, I would have greatly preferred an all-wheel version (available in Europe) to deal with Midwest winters and mid-latitude ice storms that I seem to encounter more frequently nowadays.

As always, many thanks for the updates.
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:27:39 PM


U.S. Hybrid sales for May 2014

1. 15,944 - Toyota Prius Liftback - Stellar month for the Leader
2. 5,199 - Toyota Camry - Strong sales continue on coat tails of all camry!
3. 4,641 - Ford Fusion - ALL TIME HIGH THIS MONTH!!!!
4. 4,590 - Toyota Prius C - Significant growth being eeked by fushion.
5. 3,567 - Toyota Prius V - Very strong sales 48% increase
6. 2,094 - Hyundai Sonata - kept pace from April....
7. 2,051 - Ford C-Max - Just under 30% just getting eeked out by Sonata
8. 1,957 - Toyota Avalon - 26.8% sales increase for ALL TIME HIGH THIS MONTH!
9. 1,762 - Lexus CT200h - just under 9% increase for month...
10 1,530 - Honda Accord - ALL TIME HIGH for new Hybrid from Honda!

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (May 2014): 52,227 - Take-Rate: 3.26%

Information provided by www.hybridcars.com May 2014 Dashboard
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:13:09 PM

May 2014 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

1. 3,117 - Nissan Leaf - Out Sold all Plug-ins and EV's, best sales month ever
2. 1,400 - Tesla Model S* - still consistently selling well - for 70+ K!

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (May 2014): 5,802 Take-Rate: 0.36%




Information provided by www.hybridcars.com - May 2014 Dashboard
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:07:57 PM

U.S. Plug-In Hybrid sales for May 2014



1. 2,692 - Toyota Prius Plug In - Biggest sales month takes May sales lead..
2. 1,684 - Chevrolet Volt - Slump in sales but still consistent #?
3. 1,342 - Ford Fusion Energi - Fusion challenging Volt???
4. __782 - Ford C-Max Energi - Nearly half of Fusion....


Plug-In Hybrids sold in the U.S. (May 2014): 6,651 Take-Rate: 0.42%



Information provided by www.hybridcars.com - May 2014 Dashboard

[Edited by: reb4 at 6/6/2014 9:08:15 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:00:01 PM

U.S. Diesel sales for May 2014



1. 3,552 - Volkswagen Jetta - Down due to no incentives this month....
2. 3,172 - Volkswagen Passat - Ditto, though vw still leads the pack.
3. 1,189 - BMW 3-Series - up 28% from last month shooting to # 3.
4. ___712 - BMW X5 - down from April slightly
5. ___629 - Audi Q5 - Big jump % wise
6. ___511 - Chevrolet Cruze - modest 4% increase...



Diesels sold in the U.S. (May 2014): 13,967 Diesel Take-Rate: 0.87%





Information provided by Hybrid Sales .com Dashboard for May 2014



[Edited by: reb4 at 6/6/2014 9:00:29 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2014 8:29:46 AM

Nissan Sets New All-Time Record With 3,117 Leafs Sold In May

June 3, 2014 - Hybridcars.com
"Nissan today reported that not only did it cross the 50,000 unit sales barrier in May, total sales last month comprised by far its best month ever, with 3,117 units sold.

Before this, the Leaf’s best month was 2,529 in December 2013. Nissan’s feat for May was the first month in which a pure battery electric vehicle crossed 3,000 sold, and a 45.8-percent increase over 2,138 delivered in May 2013."




Sales success continues for this all electric model..

[Edited by: reb4 at 6/4/2014 8:30:02 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 12:14:37 AM

oldhillbillyAZ, no worries. I agree that there are few of us in the market for diesels in part because of the cost of entry.

I bought my 2008 E320 4 years used (26,700 miles) as a CPO from an MB dealer with an extended warranty that made it a better buy IMO than a brand new 2013 VW Passat TDI SEL.

I think that you are correct in your assertion that most new diesels are not entry-level sedans in North America simply by virtue of the options packages that are hard to avoid (plus the diesel upcharge, of course).

[Edited by: ProfDude at 5/17/2014 12:16:03 AM EST]
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I have a 2013 VW Jetta diesel. This car drives like a dream. 50mpg hwy using ultra low sulfer #2 Diesel. I might never drive another gas car again.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 12:58:48 AM

ProfDude: Good catch.....
You would be correct.... I'm in the process of converting all my computers over to Linux and Firefox it seems to love to pull info from Yahoo.
That and and my lack of experience with the OS didn't support any quick an accurate results.
I should have went to each manufacturer's web site.

Actually my main point was to highlight the lack of under $30,000.00 Diesels on the American market. I'm not sure how many readers are interested in $100,000.00 vehicles but I do appreciate you bringing it to my attention.

I have issues with people "Blowing Smoke" about things they know little about.
(this comes dangerously close for me)

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/15/2014 1:00:03 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 12:17:44 AM

oldhillbillyAZ, I am not sure where you got all of your $$ for the diesel vehicles, but not all of the MB cars are nearly so pricey as you have them listed.

My E320 diesel stickered new around $59k in 2008. Similar E-class sedan today isn't that much more expensive. E-class is nowhere near $100k list. I priced S-Class diesels new at or under $100k as recently as two years ago.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 2:06:58 PM

I have a VW Jetta diesel, does 40 to 44mpg on a long run, 30 mpg around town. Great car, if I change it, the Passat TDi will be next..
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:20:18 AM

oldhillbillyAZ:

LOL We are so opposite... My driving is mostly CIty... Very little Highway...

I was very fortunate to have bought a hybrid when no one was buying hybrids (price of gas was 2.50's)... They were offering a rebate nationwide, and giving dealers incentives. As for dealers, the local Toyota dealer learned I was serious about getting a good deal when I walked... I got about the same price for my Prius and cost me 5K less than comparable Fusion (in my mind at least) Fusion was my 1st choice, but too expensive.... I think I payed 25K without trade (I sold my car private)... Found even discounting it is better than trade...
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Reb4:
Yeah I seriously considered a Prius the last time. I rented a Prius and drove it though 4 states back in 2011. I was fortunate enough to get a long test drive in a VW Passat TDI. (100 miles+)

After a lot of comparison the wife and I decided on the Passat. It wasn't a quick decision and a lot of factors played into it. 10% or less of our driving is city and the A/C is on 99% of the time. That takes some of the "Hybrid" advantage away.
Another factor was Toyota was extremely proud of their car at the time. I tried about 10 different Toyota and VW dealers....

I'm not sure what the future holds in store....The Passat may be my last car... If not... well..... we'll see..... just have to see what the market has to offer then.

I gave $25K for the Passat TDI (auto) + T&L and they gave me a fair price for my trade.



[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/14/2014 6:19:53 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 5:24:49 PM

VW Jetta TDi top, I really like my diesel Jetta. 180,000 + miles and still running.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 8:56:23 PM

oldhillbillyAZ, you did pretty good lining the columns up... and it certainly isn't easy, I know...

Uh... you do know that some of the hybrids are going for less money base price...

Just saying....



1 - Toyota Prius - $25,010
2 - Toyota Camry - $27,140 (non hybrid - $23,045)
3 - Toyota Prius c - $19,890
4 - Ford Fusion - $27,095 (non hybrid - $22,695)

Me thinks the diesels markups are the primary reason for the delta... in my opinion...

[Edited by: reb4 at 5/11/2014 8:56:53 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 2:00:01 PM

2014 April Sales Leaders for Diesel Vehicles with MSRP.
(All prices are Make/Model base price w/o Diesel option.)
** Denotes only vehicles under $30,000.00 “with” Diesel option.

1. 4,355 - Volkswagen Jetta …...........($16,895)........($21,295)**
2. 3,923 - Volkswagen Passat …........($20,845).…....($26,675)**
3. --929 - BMW 3-Series …...............($32,750)
4. --724 - BMW X5 Series ….............($52,800)
5. --532 - Audi Q5 …..........................($37,300)
6. --491 - Chevrolet Cruze ….............($17,520)........($24,985)**
7. --479 - Volkswagen Golf …............($19,995)........($25,200)**
8. --475 - Porsche Cayenne …............($110,400)
9. --438 - Mercedes ML Class …........($47,790)
10. -434 - Mercedes GL-Class ….......($118,160)
11. -410 - Audi Q7 ….........................($47,700)
12. -369 - Mercedes GLK-Class …....($37,480)
13. -319 - Volkswagen Touareg …......($44,570)
14. -303 - Audi A6 …..........................($43,100)
15. -294 - BMW 5-Series …................($49,500)
16. -264 - Mercedes E-Class …...........($102,370)
17. -184 - Volkswagen Beetle …..........($20,295)......($24,595)**
18. -157 - Jeep Grand Cherokee.......... ($29,395)
19. --90 - Audi A7 …............................($64,500)
20. --52 - Audi A8 …............................($135,900)
21. --27 - Mercedes S-Class ….............($139,500)
22. ----1 - Mercedes R-Class …............($52,670)
23. ----- - Audi A3 …............................($29,900)

All Diesels under $30,000.00 on this list are considered “Compacts”
with the exception of the Passat which is considered a Mid-Size.

Reb4...as you said about some Hybrids It also holds true for Diesels...
The Diesel option always contains other upgrades bundled in.
Since they are included in the package you should see a higher trade
in value. (according to KBB)

OMG Making columns line up on GB is a pain....

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/11/2014 2:02:18 PM EST]
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Prof dude, I would imagine with all the driving you do, it makes sense to have a diesel, especially with highway miles though cut down on mpg with awd...I do think you should look into the cafe though.
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 5:56:10 PM

oldhillbillyAZ, and reb4, another problem with auto manufacturers is that they get full credit (I think) under CAFE for offering high mpg models even if they do not sell many of them. So, if a manufacturer needs to raise its CAFE number, it just offers a few more models with higher mpg, such as diesels, hybrids and EVs regardless of whether or not they sell sufficiently because this is still the less expensive option for them to meet the standards.

I do enjoy my diesel sedan (#4 overall), but I tend to agree with those who project low market absorption for all of these new diesel models coming on line in North America. That having been said, I am looking forward to buying a used, low mileage all-wheel drive BMW 5-series or Audi A6 diesel in two or three years.
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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 12:28:05 PM

Auto MFG(s) Don't build what you want....They build what they want to sell !!!
Chevy Cruze... "Car of the Year" Not really...They're just pitching a bone to a company that's going down rapidly. GM has alienated their customer base to a point I'm not sure they will ever recover. I'm not bagging on GM (I've owned more GM(s) than any other nameplate) I'm afraid they are heading in the direction of Chrysler.

IMHO car of the year should be the one that out sells all others or the ones in that class. The customer/buyer should be the last word.

Just imagine....
A 7 passenger American Made/American Name ...SUV ...TDI (made in Germany) with a 5yr. 50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty (a warranty should last as long as the payments) ....an EPA rating of 40MPG highway...and a MSRP (base) of $25,000.00 ....and with a few options...up to $30,000.00

And last but not least the Manufacturer caps the price of the vehicle so the dealer can't mark it up to some ridiculous price.

OK back on earth.....VW Jetta Diesel has came out with a "VE"(value edition) I've seen them for around $22,xxx.xx (36mo lease $199.00 mo.)

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/8/2014 12:29:11 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 8:08:22 AM

oldhillbillyAZ, Your 30K assesment is likely correct.. and my comment was based on my own persoanal experience with shopping back in 2010.

I wanted a fusion hybrid... they put the hybrid option on the highest end vehicle they could. So people who wanted that feature had to buy other un wanted features . Look at the Chevy Cruze... the base price is 18.7K for automatic... but the base price for diesel option is 24.9K.

And you are correct as to the to VW's outselling the Hybrids. But the real story is after that... the Cruze Car of the year is being outsold by everyone of the plug-in's and there are 15 hybrids outselling it...

I think if they put the option of Diesel on lower end models, more people would buy them.... My opinion.
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reb4 sez...
Diesels have definitely been a dissapointment.. I think it's got something to do with the tendency of car manufacturers to leverage limited availability and then squash the market... personal opinion of course...

If I find myself with way too much time on my hands I may try and price out the cars on the lists....I can't help believing that most people that's frugal when it comes to buying fuel are also frugal when it comes to buying cars. There's not a lot of under $30,000.00 Diesel cars.
It seems the VW Jetta's and the Passat's out sold "All" EV's, Hybrids, Plug-in(s), etc. with the exception of the Old Trusty Prius liftbacks. (this month)

and...What do they have in common.....Most are under $30,000.00 and gets close to 50MPG
personal opinion of course...

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/8/2014 3:49:05 AM EST]
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2014 April Sales Leaders for Diesel Vehicles:

1. 4,355 - Volkswagen Jetta
2. 3,923 - Volkswagen Passat
3. 929 - BMW 3-Series
4. 724 - BMW X5 Series
5. 532 - Audi Q5
6. 491 - Chevrolet Cruze
7. 479 - Volkswagen Golf
8. 475 - Porsche Cayenne
9. 438 - Mercedes ML Class
10. 434 - Mercedes GL-Class
11. 410 - Audi Q7
12. 369 - Mercedes GLK-Class
13. 319 - Volkswagen Touareg
14. 303 - Audi A6
15. 294 - BMW 5-Series
16. 264 - Mercedes E-Class
17. 184 - Volkswagen Beetle
18. 157 - Jeep Grand Cherokee
19. 90 - Audi A7
20. 52 - Audi A8
21. 27 - Mercedes S-Class
22. 1 - Mercedes R-Class
23. - - Audi A3

Diesels sold in the U.S. (April 2014): 15,250 Take-Rate: 1.10%


[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 5/8/2014 3:17:36 AM EST]
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2014 April Sales figures for Plug-in electric vehicles



1. 2,088 - Nissan Leaf - continues to lead the pack...
2. 1,741 - Toyota PIP - A surge of additional sales push it to #2
3. 1,548 - Chevy Volt- Steady sales continue to
4. 1,400 - Tesla Model S* - Estimated still strong sales
5. __743 - Ford Fusion Energi - continue to show consistent sales
6. __525 - Ford C-Max Energi - down ytd compared to last year...




Information is from Hybrid Cars April 2014 dashboard

[Edited by: reb4 at 5/6/2014 7:44:28 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 10:44:33 AM

May 2014 Sales Leaders for Hybrid Vehicles



1. 10,298 - Prius Liftback - numbers continue to dominate for 5 year old model
2. 3,916 - Camry Hybrid - captures 2nd place
3. 3,569 - Prius C least expensive hybrid eeks ahead of Ford for 1-3 toyota sweep
4. 3,537 - Ford Fusion - comes in 4th with continued strong sales
5. 2,403 - Prius V - Prius models take 3 of top 5 spots
6. 2,055 - Hyundai Sonata - continued strong sales by Hyundai
7. 1,586 - Ford C-Max - sales climbing for V competitor.
8. 1,522 - Toyota Avalon - larger vehicle strong sales to be expected in US market
9. 1,442 - Honda Accord - good sales for 1st year in market.
10.1,242 Lexus ES - large vehicles trending...
11. 1,060- Kia Optima - Kia's top entry in hybrid market
12. 1,054- Lexus CT200h - Drop for this model with larger vehicles not surpirsing
13. 1,047- Lincoln MKZ - model offering Hybrid as same price as non hybrid.




Information provided by Hybrid Cars April Dashboard....

[Edited by: reb4 at 5/6/2014 10:44:54 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 10:31:02 AM

Diesels have definitely been a dissapointment.. I think it's got something to do with the tendency of car manufacturers to leverage limited availability and then squash the market... personal opinion of course...
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:07:13 PM

Hiya, reb4!

So which BMW 3 series diesel are we getting in the stats now, the old 335d or the new 328d? Or is it a combination of both. Big mileage difference between the two.

It should be interesting to see if an increase in available diesel models really makes any difference in the U.S. take rate. Although a diesel driver and fan, I am somewhat skeptical.

Also, will we see stats on the light duty Ram diesel, or is this car only data?

[Edited by: ProfDude at 4/23/2014 7:08:27 PM EST]
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March 2014 Hybrid car sales for USA -

1. - 10,917 = Toyota Prius Liftback - Continues to lead but not by as large margin
2. - 4,287 - Toyota - Camry - claims # 2 this month with large increase
3. - 3,903 - Ford Fusion - Continues to sell well and edging into Toyota leaders
4. - 3,685 - Toyota Prius C - Continues to sell well as least expensive hybrid
5. - 2,528 - Toyota Prius V - Selling well for larger size hatchback
6. - 2,430 - Hyundai Sonata - Strog sales continue for Hyundai
7. - 1,879 - Kia Optima - as well as Kia
8. - 1,685 - Ford C-Max - still suffering from mis mileage numbers???
9. - 1,600 - Toyota - Avalon - Larger sedan selling well since arrival
10 - 1,480 - Lexus CT200h - up in sales this month last year big
11 - 1,411 - Lincoln MKZ - Very Big jump for Lincoln , seeing more ads.
12 - 1,384 - Lexus ES - strong sales for another Lexus
13 - 1,346 - Honda Accord - Impressive numbers for this midsize vehicle...

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (March 2014): 43,790 Take-Rate: 2.86%
Information courtesy of Hybridcars.com March 2014 Dashboard
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:59:20 PM

Diesels sold in the U.S. (March 2014):

1 - 4,549 - Volkswagen Passat - Claiming # 1 Passat...
2 - 4,052 - Volkswagen Jetta - Coming in close 2,
3 - __777 - BMW 3-Series - BmW claiming 3 and 4
4 - __735 - BMW X5 -
5 - __644 - Chevrolet Cruze - Chevy moves up to #5


Total Diesels sold in March (USA) - 15,621 Take-Rate: 1.02%



Information courtesy of Hybrid Cars Dashboard - March 2014

[Edited by: reb4 at 4/4/2014 7:59:38 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 8:53:41 PM

Thanks Old HillbillyAZ

February 2014 Hybrid sales leaders

1 - 7,396 Toyota Prius Liftback - Still big leader but margin of lead is slipping
2 - 3,096 - Ford Fusion - Fusion keeps solid 2nd place in market
3 - 2,681 - Toyota Prius C - Continues strong sales as lowest cost hybrid
4 - 2,517 - Toyota Camry - picked up sales from January...
5 - 1,907 - Hyundai Sonata - Big jump moving to # 5
6 - 1,743 - Toyota Prius V - Slipping to 6 but still leading main competitor CMAX
7 - 1,301 - Ford C-Max - Recovering some from bad press ????
8 - 1,230 - Lexus CT200h - Maintaining volumes at luxury level

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (February 2014): 30,561 Take-Rate: 2.57%
Details of all the vehicles offered courtesy of Hybridcars.com - Dashboard
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 4:14:16 PM

U.S. Diesel sales for February 2014 (compressed)
1. 4,453 - Volkswagen (various)
2. 1,993 - BMW......... (various)
4. 1,048 - Audi.......... (various)
5. 1,016 - Mercedes... (various)
6. 508 - Chevrolet..... (Cruze)
7. 350 - Porsche....... (Cayenne)
8. 127 - Jeep........... (Grand Cherokee)

Total Diesel (February) 9,793

Complete List

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 3/7/2014 4:16:57 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:35:08 AM

Diesel is the way to go.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 9:19:57 PM

February 2014 PLUG-IN *Hybrid Numbers
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1. 1,210 - Chevrolet Volt - sales down but in new category - # 1 in sales
2. 1,041 - Toyota Prius PIP - Still only sold in dozen or so states #2
3. __779 - Ford Fusion Energi - Fusion doing well in plug-in market
4. __552 - Ford C-Max Energi - Actually Ford does well with combined cmax fusion
5. ___58 - Cadillac ELR - :Luxury version of Volt early returns...
6. ___57 - Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid - Hard not to include Proshe ...

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Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (February 2014): 3,721 Take-Rate: 0.31%

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This is a new separation of numbers differentiating plug-in Hybrid from EV...
I;m combining for now though...

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Total sales for February 2014 of EV's

1 - 1,425 - Nissan Leaf took honors with sales in this and plug-in numbers
2 - 1,400 - Tesla Model S* - These are estimated since only release quarterly
3 - __129 - Ford Focvs EV - Interesting the gap between groups...
4 - __122 - SmartforTwo EV - sO Close 7 cars....
5 - __101 - Toyota RAV4 EV - Rounding out top 5...

Electrics sold in the U.S. (February 2014): 3,324 Take-Rate: 0.28%Information provided by HybridCars.com - February Dashboard
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:54:47 PM

Oops,

Catch up with 2013 January Hybrid Sales -

1 - 7,205 - Toyota Prius Liftback - Still Leader but Margins slipping...
2 - 2,607 - Ford Fusion - Grabs #2 spot from Toyota though sales from 2013 down
3 - 2,467 - Toyota Prius C - Sales down but not as much as rest of sisters
4 - 1,978 - Toyota Camry - Very Big drop nearly 50%
5 - 1,730 - Toyota Prius V - Big drop , 2nd in family of leaders in family.
6 - 1,340 - Hyundai Sonata - gain from last year puts in reach of top hybrid
7 - 1,290 - Lexus CT200h - the sporty lexus increased sales from 1/2013

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (January 2014): 27,085 - Take-Rate: 2.69%Hybrid market decreased significantly from 2013 January sales.... down 22%
Information provided by Hybridcars.com - Dashboard
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