Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cash for Clunkers, a boon to Japan?

The Cash for Clunkers program is over. The numbers are in and some of the automakers benefited from this program more than others. The Japanese manufacturers faired the best, the top vehicles purchased were mostly all Japanese flagged car manufacturers.

Top 10 New Vehicles Purchased

1. Toyota Corolla
2. Honda Civic
3. Toyota Camry
4. Ford Focus FWD
5. Hyundai Elantra
6. Nissan Versa
7. Toyota Prius
8. Honda Accord
9. Honda Fit
10. Ford Escape FWD

Most of the vehicles traded in were all American car manufacturers as consumers flocked to the special deal and traded in their vehicles for the $4500 rebate that the government backed.

Top 10 Trade-in Vehicles

1. Ford Explorer 4WD
2. Ford F150 Pickup 2WD
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
4. Ford Explorer 2WD
5. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD
6. Jeep Cherokee 4WD
7. Chevrolet Blazer 4WD
8. Ford F150 Pickup 4WD
9. Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 2WD
10. Ford Windstar FWD Van
Vehicles Purchased by Category
Passenger Cars: 397,182
Category 1 Truck: 230,220
Category 2 Truck: 47,425
Category 3 Truck: 2,254

Find these numbers and a whole lot more right here

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