June 5, 2003

Carcostcanada.com announces Top Ten most requested vehicles

Toronto, Ontario – Japanese automakers grabbed 6 of the Top Ten positions in Internet buyer interest in May, with Honda and Toyota taking 5 of the 6, according to figures released today by CarCostCanada.com. The Top Ten are:

1. Honda Accord

2. Honda Civic

3. Toyota Corolla

4. Mazda Protegé

5. Dodge Caravan

6. Volkswagen Jetta

7. Honda CRV

8. Toyota Camry

9. Ford F-series

10.Dodge Ram pickup

“Honda’s redesigned midsize Accord led the way, with the compact Civic a close 2nd and the compact CRV SUV finishing 7th. Toyota’s Corolla and Camry were 3rd and 8th respectively in member pricing reports requested, reported Paul Timoteo, President of Car Cost Canada.

While GM’s pick-ups & minivans and Ford’s Windstar ranked in the top ten vehicle sales in the first quarter, Car Costs 11,000 member inquiries in May showed preferences instead for midsize cars, Accord, Camry and Volkswagen Jetta.

Chrysler was the only Big 3 automaker to score 2 vehicles in the top 10. The perennial strong selling Dodge Caravan at 5th overall and the fullsize pickup Dodge Ram at 10th. Mazda’s compact Protégé was a strong favourite at 4th and the Ford F-series pickup was the only Ford on the list at 9th. Strangely, the world’s number 1 carmaker, General Motors, had not even 1 vehicle in the top ten. “GM has so many different models, that it is tough for them to get any 1 very high on the list” said Timoteo.

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