8 responses

  1. Sandeep
    August 13, 2012

    this sales is totally different compared to the non-private & private sales what you see regular every month

  2. TheK
    July 28, 2012

    So called “private sales” are virtually only sales by retirees, jobless people and those to stupid to find another way. Companies can reduce their taxes by buying cars for their employees every three years; they don’t need any kind of work-use reason for this.

  3. Flying Brief
    July 18, 2012

    Whilst every sale is important in its own right and signifies the success [or otherwise] of a sales strategy of the car manufacturer, private sale numbers are very illuminating [thanks again for the great work Matt & JLKN] – many non-private sales are to fleets e.g. car hire or taxi firms. Private sales numbers on the hand reflect what individuals prefer, when buying with their own money, and count one at a time rather than in the hundreds or thousands as part of a bulk/incentivised contract.

  4. Pedro
    July 16, 2012

    There’s no sense in emphasizing private sales. Fleet and business sales (companies and self employed people like lawyers, doctors, architects) are also important and represent “peoples” decisions, too.

  5. JLKN
    July 15, 2012

    @LadyBoy: Here are the PS-Numbers for some Audi- and BMW-Models:
    Audi A4: 3.926 (16,2 %)
    Audi A6/A7: 4.246 (14,2 %)
    BMW 3er: 6.601 (19,5 %)
    BMW 5er: 3.716 (15,6 %).

    Please notice that Mercedes-Benz has the best reputation/image among private buyers…

  6. JLKN
    July 15, 2012

    E-Klasse only 37 %, Ladyboy? That’s very strange… the car costs more than 50.000 €… ?!

  7. LadyBoy
    July 15, 2012

    omg, the backside of the coin..
    The E-Klasse only a PS ratio of 37%.

    I think the sales of the BMW 5, 3 or the Audi A4, A6 are even more pathetic.

  8. coolcat
    July 15, 2012

    Strangely enough, the percentages for the Skoda Octavia are about the same as UK.

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