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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16790 of 18437 car sales April 2012
May 01, 2012 (5:53 pm)
Toyota Camry / Solara 36,820 20.9 142,225 32.6
Honda Accord 35,385 25.6 96,517 2.3
Toyota Prius 25,168 101.7 86,027 55.7
Toyota Corolla / Matrix 24,804 2.4 93,232 -7.6
Honda Civic 24,423 -8.8 101,592 10.7
Honda CR-V 23,627 9.0 98,214 24.1
Chevrolet Malibu 21,906 -11.3 80,456 9.5
Ford Fusion 21,610 2.0 85,559 -0.8
Hyundai Sonata 20,521 -5.6 75,716 2.9
Ford Focus 19,425 12.5 85,468 57.3
Chevrolet Equinox 18,282 7.1 69,859 15.9
Chevrolet Cruze 18,205 -27.6 75,288 -0.1
Ford Escape 16,986 -20.0 75,590 -2.1
Hyundai Elantra 16,836 -23.8 61,237 -3.3
Nissan Altima 16,239 -5.8 112,599 29.7
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#16792 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [benjaminh]
May 23, 2012 (9:13 am)
Looks like Nissan is running out of Altimas! At current prices, I can see why. In the past few days I've seen/heard ads for 2012 Altimas (2.5 S) starting at $17k or $119/month for 39 month lease with $2995 down.
Will be interesting to see what happens to Camry and Accord sales once the new Fusion and Altima appear in volume.
#16793 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [backy]
May 23, 2012 (7:20 pm)
for about $200 a month/nothing down, I might even be interested in one.
#16794 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [stickguy]
May 24, 2012 (6:32 pm)
I saw another deal in the paper yesterday that topped the one on the Altima: $99/month for 36 months with $2995 down on a 2012 Optima LX. And that's a relatively new model.
Looks like the competition is heating up.
#16795 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [backy]
May 25, 2012 (4:15 am)
You're right--the competition is incredible right now. Check out this Honda dealer in Nashville, which is offering 4,000 to even 5,000 off of most models of the Accord. That's a heck of a lot of car for the money. For instance you can get an Accord EX auto there, with a list price of c. 26k for just 21k. Or you can get an Accord SE for 19.9k. I'd go for the EX myself for the Acura engine they put in that model.
In my local market in Louisville there are Nissan dealers advertising up to 6000 off of an Altima. The lowest priced ones seem to go for slightly less than 19k.
Of course the Altima and Accord are about to be replaced with all-new models, but if you need a car that is a heck of a deal. What's weird about it is that the huge discounts on the midsize models mean that for just about a thousand more than a Sentra or Civic you can move up to a whole larger and fancier class of vehicle. Not everyone wants or needs a car that large, but man what a lot of great deals...
Oh, and on the Accord you can also get 0.9 financing for 5 years. Not sure if that can combine with 5k off...
#16796 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [benjaminh]
May 25, 2012 (7:55 am)
Kind of off topic, but since you brought it up (and the Sentra does have a mid-sized interior per EPA)... there's great deals on the Sentra now as it too is to be replaced soon, and there should be great deals available on the Civic before the improved 2013 models come out.
I bet you can't get $5k off an Accord PLUS 0.9% for 5 years, but if you can it's a heckuva deal.
While we're talking great deals... similar situation for the 2012 Fusion and Malibu. Great discounts available on remaining cars before the new models come out (for Malibu, the full line of new 2013s; only the mild hybrid is available now I think). And also in the great deals department... VW has some great lease deals on the Passat; e.g. I saw a lease that factoring in the down payment would come out to ~$200 a month, for an S model.
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#16798 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [backy]
Jun 08, 2012 (8:08 am)
I'd sooner get the Camry.
#16799 of 18437 Re: car sales April 2012 [kdshapiro]
Jun 08, 2012 (9:09 am)
If it's worth $60-80 more a month to you than the 2012 Altima, go for it!