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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:59:59 AM

Toyota Motor Corp (7203).’s Camry ceded its rank as America’s best-selling mid-size car for the first time in 17 months, slipping behind Nissan Motor (7201) Co.’s Altima and losing share to Honda Motor Co (7267). and Ford Motor Co (F) (F). models. Camry sales in the U.S. declined 12 percent to 37,663 units last month, or 100 fewer than the Altima, whose deliveries declined 8 percent, according to company figures released yesterday. The two mid-size sedans lost market share to Honda’s Accord and Ford’s Fusion, which saw sales climb 36 percent and 6 percent, respectively.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 7:58:12 AM

not buying either.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 7:56:08 AM

not buying either.
flyfast
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 3:57:17 PM

you can kept both of them
gs7101
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 7:02:57 AM

Good; I prefer the Altima over Camry!
justbill647
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:57:52 AM

Temporary setback for Toypta
nb52
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:49:38 AM

Huge coup for Nissan.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:05:15 AM

Wow, big surprise here!
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:03:35 AM

Surprising.
dougtaylor1
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:03:14 AM

I saw the new Altima today. Nice looking car.
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:02:57 AM

I prefer a truck.
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:02:32 AM

not for me.
boatmen
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:00:42 AM

and
TravellinTom
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:58:35 PM

Dumb!
digital_twang
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:58:19 PM

Toyota has been struggling lately.
Mr Tex
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:56:16 PM

Japanese car companies.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:51:59 PM

Must be government fleet purchases and government workers.

Who else has money?

We have to buy gasoline, so how can we afford car payments atop that?
kcboy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:51:41 PM

I am a GM person.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:50:53 PM

while gm eats both their dust
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:46:37 PM

This is major stuff! Camry has been the perennial favorite for years. Now to lose out to Altima is almost a slap in the face! Honda has come roaring back after a scary loss of market share due to unHonda-like quality problems and in the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake. They certainly have taken note of their shortcomings and turned it around almost instantly. My hat is off to them.
OGW
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:45:46 PM

Take a Ford any day over the Jap crap!
hpmossii
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:44:13 PM

Toyota and Honda quality have slipped. At same time, Ford quality has gotten very good.
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:43:32 PM

How about those Ford Fusion's.
boldrph
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:43:05 PM

or just ride the bus
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:41:59 PM

Lots of choices out there.
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:41:58 PM

But, Toyota has longevity and attains higher mileage without breakdowns. I have 300,000 miles on my 98 Camry and no major breakdowns, Change the brakes when needed, tires when needed and oil every 4-5000 miles. Runs like a good clock. Can't say that about American cars or Nissan products. This is my 4th Toyota.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:41:51 PM

Pity.
nigelb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:41:00 PM

Competition is good for consumers.
gasmack
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:40:59 PM

Good news.
wbpprint
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:40:13 PM

Anything to do with the recalls Toyota had?
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:38:10 PM

Damn. I bet Toyota isn't too happy about that.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:37:06 PM

Interesting
patino007
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:36:05 PM

They need make solar powered cars
SavALot
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:31:58 PM

Down goes the Camry!
Titan_62
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:30:28 PM

Thanks for posting
sydb7
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:26:46 PM

so, Toyota needs to try harder to build better!
us4usa
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:26:34 PM

abcdMA:Toyota's recalls may be catching up to them

I agree %100, recalls stick in your head for along time...
geoutpb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:25:51 PM

Competition is good.
sparky22
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:24:29 PM

ford what
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:23:29 PM

I like my Focus.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:17:38 PM

Toyota's recalls may be catching up to them
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:17:04 PM

Que?
brprven
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:16:17 PM

Great for them.
vibdata
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:07:16 PM

Is this Japanese competition against itself?
Not much interest here.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:05:19 PM

ok
okgasbud
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:02:38 PM

Hardly ever even see a Nissan Altima commercial either
serrog
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:02:30 PM

lemons
REKEY
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:02:07 PM

'97 Saturn runs just fine thanks
MikeM2010
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:01:29 PM

180k on my 97 camry, still going strong
300kmiles
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:58:56 PM

lol...my 1996 Camry turned 400k miles last week...
swkcpi
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:56:35 PM

Camry has more American made parts than any other car sold in the US. And it's also assembled in America. I've owned a bunch of them and haven't had one problem with any of them.
lindalm25
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:51:44 PM

All the recalls can't help Toyota
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