May 2, 2012 at 9:14 am #38272
Really? The Top Three? I’ll hold everyone to that. Lets see what sales are in April 2013, once every new midsize has been launched and has all engine config and is available everywhere with sufficient inventory. Heres my prediction for sales in April 2013
6. Sonata / Optima
*This is mainly directed at Alex
Im posting this as a new discussion so its easy to find in April 2013.
May 2, 2012 at 10:48 am #39791
I think time will tell, Camry gets first because there are customers who don’t care about styling but mainly reliability and being comfortable. But I would doubt that Fusion goes to second. My prediction would be:
3. either Malibu or Fusion
5. Malibu or Fusion
May 2, 2012 at 11:39 am #39795
@Babersher I’m glad I’m the focus of a post (or two) 😉
Here’s what I will tell you about your list for a year from today: Ford isn’t shooting to be the volume leader with its new Fusion. It will charge more for it, and is aiming to be a lot more profitable than its competitors with a lower volume. So your placement of the Fusion in 2nd will most likely be incorrect. And I’ll hold you to that! B-)
May 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm #39796
Ok fine, maybe not number two, but I just like it so much I had to put it as two, and yes Ford isnt seeming to care at all about volume, just about profit, but in the end thats what matters, so good business strategy.
Anyway, Well See
May 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm #39797
ya the fusion and the passat seem to be the same with what they are. lower-volume higher-profit vehicles. ps out of those two i’d chose the passat. out of the korean ones i’d chose the optima. out of the accord/altima i’d chose the accord. out of the camry/malibu i’d chose the ‘bu. can you see my styling preferences now. lol 😀
May 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm #39801
My personal choice would be the following:
Not that any of us would buy any of these cars as our personal driver
May 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm #39806
if it were me I’d chose Fusion or Malibu as the top of my list. The first one off my list are Camry and Accord.
May 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm #39809
I’ll just throw a shot in the dark…
1.Camry (for a few years)
2.Altima (for a few years)
3.Malibu (Will rise)
4.Passat (Will rise)
5.Optima/Sonata (They’ve got some propaganda going, claiming the Optima is fast)
6.Fusion (Like Alex said, low volume)
7.Accord (Just because it’s an aged generation)
May 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #39810
Yea the current hierarchical order of the Japanese mid size cars presumed to being the top at the sales chart will be over this generation cycle, if not the next few years.
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