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#96 of 433 May-2009 Hybrid Sales
Jun 02, 2009 (10:55 am)
May-2009 Hybrid sales,
Ford - 3,906
Honda - 4,857
Toyota - 14,846
GM - 1,739
Total - 25,348
I guess its the highest in this year. Probably Hybrids captured 2.8 % share.
For Ford, this is the record, seems Fusion/Milan Hybrids have sold very well.
Also Ford retained #2 share in US market pushing Toyota to #3 place.
For Toyota, Prius was launched only on May-18 and so its only a partial month, expect more stronger sales in June.
Honda sold 2,780 Insights, not as much as expected, although in Japan, they are selling well. As the gas prices increase, its sales may increase.
Nissan's hybrid sales are yet to be published.
Conclusion : Ford learnt to make and sell Hybrids.
Insight is not a match for Prius in USA, but its a match in Japan.
#97 of 433 Re: May-2009 Hybrid Sales [yerth10]
Jun 02, 2009 (3:03 pm)
Curious to see same report for June since that is when most of the new 2010 prii will hit our shores.
#98 of 433 Re: May-2009 Hybrid Sales
Jun 03, 2009 (12:44 pm)
We traded 2005 Prius for 2010 Insight. We loved the Pruis but Insight is a great car. It gets over 53 MPG (mostly highway) very consistently. I donít know why the EPA rating is so low.
We were getting close to 50 MPG with 2005 Prius and I canít wait to get the new Prius for my wife so we can compare the two over the same route. The Toyota dealer said mid July but I hope it is sooner.
Jun 04, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Can the new Prius carry 4 male passengers of average size and 4 golf bags? Thanks.
#100 of 433 Re: May-2009 Hybrid Sales [gasout]
Jun 04, 2009 (5:56 pm)
Car and Driver also didn't rate it very well in their 600 mile loop. Don't have the mag here now but 36 comes to mind and 42 for the 2010 Prius which was the same as the third car they also tested along with the Honda and Toyota. What was the 3rd car. A 12 year old Chevy Metro with over 100+K on it.
#101 of 433 Re: 4 Golf bags [surrfurtom]
Jun 04, 2009 (7:22 pm)
#102 of 433 Re: 4 Golf bags [stevegold]
Jun 04, 2009 (7:30 pm)
If two of the gents know each other pretty well, and depending on their girth, it might be possible to fold the "40" side of the back seat down, put one bag there, and the other 3 under the hatch. Also depends on how far away the golf course is. Next time you go golfing, take your 3 friends and your bags to your local Toyota dealer and do the "proof of concept."
#103 of 433 Re: 4 Golf bags [backy]
Jun 05, 2009 (10:35 am)
Thanks all for the replies. When it is my turn to drive my golfing buddies currently ride in a Cadillac DTS which if you believe the advertisement for roominess showing the 4 basketball players and their 4 bags, is going to be a tad more comfortable than a Prius. The feedback I get on the Prius might not be too positive.
Seriously I've been in the old Prius and they are fairly roomy. The luggage space on the 2010 is supposed to be about 21+ cu ft which is 2 cu ft bigger than my existing trunk.
Jun 05, 2009 (11:05 am)
Hatchback luggage space is measured to the top of the car (above the rear seat back). In otherwords if you drew a vertical line from the top of the rear seat to the roof of the car then everything behind that is cargo space.
Still it may be roomy enough for 4 if you pile them high. Worth a try.
#105 of 433 Re: 4 Golf bags [surrfurtom]
Jun 05, 2009 (3:49 pm)
It depends on the lengths of the drivers ( not the human ones ). I can fit both my clubs and my wife's clubs in my 2005 Prius and I could prolly stack two other sets on top of those but I think I'd have to take the drivers out of the bags and stow them separately. 4 guys inside for a normal trip to the course is no problem whatsoever.
Some stories from the last 5 yrs...
I've had in my 2005 Prius
..a 43" Flatscreen from Best Buy
..briefcase and two pizzas
..my wife and I
A friend has had inside his 2004 Prius
.. twelve 6' folding tables and
.. 40 folding chairs
A friend has had in his 2006 Prius
.. 3 guys ( 2 + him )
.. SIX surfboards