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Can you guess which are the top ten best-selling car models of all time?
The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time, according to 24/7 Wall Street, a business news website.
Introduced in 1966, the Toyota mainstay has sold 37.5 million units over the years. The inexpensive four-cylinder sedan - originally launched in Japan, where its small size and fuel efficiency were well suited - has undergone 10 iterations of upgrades since then. Currently, the Corolla gets 35 miles per gallon and sells for $16,130.
Which cars were runners up?
2. Ford F-Series (1948 - present)
Sales: 35 million
Price: $22,990 (most recent)
3. Volkswagen Golf (1974 - present)
Sales: 27.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder sedan
Price: $17,995 (most recent)
4. Volkswagen Beetle (1933 - present)
Sales: 23.5 million through 2011
Type: inexpensive rear-engine four-cylinder
Price: $19,795 (most recent)
5. Ford Escort (1968 - 2000)
Sales: 20 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder two-door/four-door
Price: $11,950 (2000)
6. Honda Civic (1972 - present)
Sales: 18.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder sedan
Price: $15,605 (most recent)
7. Honda Accord (1976 - present)
Sales: 17.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder mid-sized sedan
Price: $21,380 (most recent)
8. Ford Model T (1908 - 1927)
Sales: 16.5 million
Type: first mass-production sedan
Price: $260 (1920s)
9. Volkswagen Passat (1973 - present)
Sales: 15.5 million
Type: mid-priced five cylinder four door
Price: $19,995 (most recent)
10. Chevy Impala (1958 - present)
Sales: 14 million
Type: mid-priced V6 coupe
Price: $25,760 (most recent)
Readers, did you find any unexpected models on this list? Was anyone else surprised to see the Ford Model T among the top 10, considering it's been out of production for the last 85 years?
via [24/7 Wall Street]
Jan 31, 2012
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Corolla is built for price point, not performance. (I assume-always dangerous) I have a Nissan Armada with 5 speed auto and 4 wheel drive, but I didn't get it for $16,000
all vehicles are moving toward 6 speed or more and honda is also given 5 speed forward auto already and may be next model honda civic give 6 speed forward auto but toyota still jame on 4 speed auto and pick is also very miserable on auto toyota.Dash borad plastic is also third class.Dash boadr design is dull.toyota should to imrove its auto speed gears as soon as possible otherwise it is very shame for toyota engneers they do not need to change in auto gear box section so that in this style Honda civic and city win by toyota
I am thrilled to know that our taxes went to bail out Government Motors, which had only one car on the list, and Chrysler which did not have any cars on the list.
These #'s seem a bit low to me. Are these US sales only? I know the VW bug was a huge seller for years in S. America after they stopped selling for a time in the US.
Ford F-series? Come on. The F-150 and the F-350 are two completely different vehicles, with very few, if any, common parts.
The Ford model T wins. All of the other models went through multiple iterations. I used to pick up the 1967 toyota corolla and put it on the sidewalk. Same with the first 2 cylinder civic. They were not cars, but carriagized motorcycles. Deathtraps too. In any case, all that will come from a fully motorized china and india will be death of this planet. Cars and other fossil carbon burning has already done enough damage. Motorizing china alone will turn our atmosphere into a primordial soup.
Other than the T, none of these cars were the same at the end (or currently) than they were they were at the beginning. The manufacturers created new cars & gave them the same name as an existing or past 1. Sometimes the new car was similar to the old 1, sometimes not.
Economy and reasonable utility/functionality seems the common thread through all these models. Unfortunately, the mfg. seem to have never gotten it.
It is really amazing the Model T made this list, since the US population in the 1920's was ~106 million, whereas in 2010 it was 308,745,538, or only 1/3 the size. As for prices, general inflation means a $500 price for the (then new) 1927 Model A would now be ~$12,000, compared with the 2006 MSFP of a Ford Focus at ~$15000. Its not really an apple-apple comparison, however, since the 2006 Focus is probably a better car than the 1927 Model A. This is an inflation rate of 1,929% since then. See http://inflationdata.com/inflation/inflation_rate/long_term_inflation.asp
Give the Indian (and chinese) economies time to make their vehicles accessible. These numbers will be crushed. Let's hope those vehicles are super efficient or use a different energy source. That's my guess.
Was not that the Model T was on the list, but that the VW Golf topped the Beetle, which has decades more production. Or was that only the air-cooled Beetle? Seems like they didn't quit making the classic air-cooled model in Mexico 'till sometime after the "New Beetle" came out. . . BTW: For most of it's history, the Impalla mostly came with V-8s. ('Though my grandfather had a couple in the '60s which had straight 6s. But he had to special order 'em.)
Adjusted for inflation the $300 1927 model T would sell for just $3,800 today. In this economy I'd buy a cheap, dependable, affordable to operate, bare bones car in a minute. I bet millions of others would too.
The Toyota Camry? Total US sales alone exceed 9M units, since 1983. I'm sure Toyota's sold at least 5M outside of the US, no?
You got that right. I surely did. In fact I never heard of it. Interesting concept,nice bit of history. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Did they build any that actually ran? In my area they were called Yu No Go. A dealer had a few for several years, couldn't get rid of them. They ended up being given as premiums on the purchase of new mobile homes.
wikipedia says the number is correct (about 21 mil in total world count). From these, 3,3mil were from Brazil, and about 15mil from Germany alone.
Yeah, you got a point there. The body is probably the only thing in common. I had a Ford E350 van that had ton and a half capacity. All the running gear was much, much heavier than a E150. It was almost bullet proof. Also very heavy, around 6,000lb. (converted to a camper)
The Model T did evolve some, though it remained the same basic car. The Beetle did change somewhat more, but I would argue that every one prior to the Super Beetle was still the same basic car - and it outsold the Model T. The rest of the list, as hoodedswan correctly pointed out, are just names - none of them are close remaining to the same car over the years.
Yes, I almost fell off my chair when I read that one. I was also surprised to see that a pick up was #2 and even more so that it was Ford. I always preferred Chevy pick ups. Their 6 cylinder engines were hard to beat and easy to work on.
As I recall, the original Chevrolet cars and trucks were straight 6, overhead valve engines. Those were the engines that built Chevrolet's reputation. I've had several of them. Around 1955 they came out with the V8. Production of the straight 6 continued too. They did produce a V8 in 1920, but production was not continued. As far as I know, Chevrolet never produced a straight 8. (I had a 47 Chrysler with a straight 8.)
The answer to a slightly different question: (;-) In the 40s my father liked Fords, because they had reasonably priced V8s. I asked why that mattered and he said he thought they ran smoother than 6s or 4s. I never found much difference although an 8 cylinder might have better acceleration. They key is the displacement. You can get just as much displacement out of 6 cylinders as 8.