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Old 01-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Top Ten Best Selling Cars of All Time

[Edit: US should not be in the subject line]

I would have missed many of them; order, quantity, etc.

Chevy Impala1958-14MM
VW Passat1973-15.5
Ford Model T1908-192716.5
Honda Accord1976-17.5
Honda Civic1972-18.5
Ford Escort1968-200020.0
VW Beetle1933-23.5
VW Golf1974-27.5
Ford F-Series1948-35
Toyota Corolla1960-37.5

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Old 01-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Interesting list....


I heard on the radio the other day that at one point in time the Model T represented a big percent of cars.... I know it was over 50% of the cars on the street at the time, but think they said a number even higher than that...
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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Most of those on the list are not really the same car; only the name has stayed. For example, a 1960 Toyota Corolla is nothing like today's model.

The Model T and the VW Beetle are exceptions, of course.
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I'm really surprised that neither the Camaro or Mustang made the list.
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These are the best selling names not cars. Lets use one of the cars as an example, let's take the VW Bettle. The one they built in 1933 has nothing to do with the ones that are being built now, they just kept the name.
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These are the best selling names not cars. Lets use one of the cars as an example, let's take the VW Bettle. The one they built in 1933 has nothing to do with the ones that are being built now, they just kept the name.
Of course there's no car that could remain unchanged, buyers wouldn't buy them. And none of them have changed the niche they fill in the broad market, mostly just updates. The F-series has always been a full size pickup. The Civic, Escort, Golf & Corolla have always been economy cars. The Accord and Passat always mid-size sedans. The Impala always the large Chevy sedan. While the Beetle has changed many times, it's still a small economy car and even the same basic characteristic shape.

So the list is valid enough IMHO...and it's just trivia to begin with.
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Of course there's no car that could remain unchanged, buyers wouldn't buy them. And none of them have changed the niche they fill in the broad market, mostly just updates. The F-series has always been a full size pickup. The Civic, Escort, Golf & Corolla have always been economy cars. The Accord and Passat always mid-size sedans. The Impala always the large Chevy sedan. While the Beetle has changed many times, it's still a small economy car and even the same basic characteristic shape.

So the list is valid enough IMHO...and it's just trivia to begin with.
I was just thinking about my first car 1976 Toyota Corolla that I bought used in 1982. I remember back then I pitied my friend who could only afford a 1970 model, as in comparison it appeared to be entirely outdated vehicle from a different century.

Also, thinking about your way of categorizing the models. which is obviously true for North America. Where I grew up Escort was a nice roomy family car and Passat and Accord would have been luxury vehicles typically driven by wealthy business people.
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Chevy Impala1958-14MM
VW Passat1973-15.5
Ford Model T1908-192716.5
Honda Accord1976-17.5
Honda Civic1972-18.5
Ford Escort1968-200020.0
VW Beetle1933-23.5
VW Golf1974-27.5
Ford F-Series1948-35
Toyota Corolla1960-37.5

I had a '68 VW Bug and '87 Ford Escort.
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Of course there's no car that could remain unchanged, buyers wouldn't buy them. And none of them have changed the niche they fill in the broad market, mostly just updates. The F-series has always been a full size pickup. The Civic, Escort, Golf & Corolla have always been economy cars. The Accord and Passat always mid-size sedans. The Impala always the large Chevy sedan. While the Beetle has changed many times, it's still a small economy car and even the same basic characteristic shape.

So the list is valid enough IMHO...and it's just trivia to begin with.
No biggie! I just think that any of the big car builders could reuse any name they like and take the title if they want. I think it's silly actually.
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Chevy Impala1958-14MM
VW Passat1973-15.5
Ford Model T1908-192716.5
Honda Accord1976-17.5
Honda Civic1972-18.5
Ford Escort1968-200020.0
VW Beetle1933-23.5
VW Golf1974-27.5
Ford F-Series1948-35
Toyota Corolla1960-37.5

I had a '68 VW Bug and '87 Ford Escort.
Had a '66 and a '70 model VW, a '71 Impala, and a '81 Corolla.

If failing memory serves, the Impala was both a trim level, and later a model unto itself. We had a '62 Chevy, but it was the mid-level Belair trim, not an Impala. I think the Impala had three taillights instead of two, and included a more powerful enigne.

Ah, yes...

Chevrolet Impala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced for the 1958 model year. Deriving its name from the southern African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States, competing against the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury when full-size models dominated the market. The Impala was distinguished for many years by its symmetrical triple taillights. The Caprice was introduced as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for the 1965 model year becoming a separate series positioned above the Impala in 1966, which itself remained above the Bel Air and Biscayne. The Impala continued as Chevrolet's most popular full-size model through the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and 1996, Impala was revived as a muscular 5.7-liter V8–powered version of the Caprice Classic sedan. In 2000, the Impala was re-introduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive full-size sedan.[
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I'm really surprised that neither the Camaro or Mustang made the list.
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