Top 10 Best-Selling Cars Last Month
While all automakers generally did well, Hyundai (up 32%), Ford (up 28.2%) and Nissan (up 26.9%) did exceptionally well.
Ford outsold all four brands at GM to become the best-selling automaker in the United States in March.
Ford has three vehicles in the top 10 for March, the most of any automaker. Toyota was the only major automaker with losses compared with March 2010 (down 9.2%).
Pickup trucks usually top the list, but the Honda Accord managed to wrestle the #2 spot from the Chevrolet Silverado, a perennial favorite.
The Camry, typically the best-selling midsize sedan, fell behind both the Accord and the Nissan Altima in March.
- Ford F-Series (53,272)
- Honda Accord (33,616)
- Chevy Silverado (32,555)
- Nissan Altima(32,289)
- Toyota Camry (31,464)
- Honda Civic (31,213)
- Toyota Corolla (30,234)
- Ford Fusion (27,566)
- Ford Escape (23,975)
- Hyundai Sonata (22,894)
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid