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  1. Dorcas
    August 1, 2013

    We’ve got the Volkswagen Routan on a rental the other full week while on a short trip. As we have a few children we had originally attempted to rent a minivan, ultimately it turns out the VW ended up being a good choice

  2. phaeton
    June 10, 2013

    How many Crafters/Sprinters/Dailys etc were sold ?

  3. David
    February 7, 2013

    Hi Matt, Toyota Hiace bus sold 2614 so should be in 90th place if counted separately. If combined with normal Hiace then it would be 9001 for bus & van, or 40th place.

  4. speedingticketfine
    January 8, 2013

    I am still astonished how people love the Mazda 2009-2012 hatchback so much more than the sedan. To me it looks like a street-racing car. So the sedan is way better to me

    And this blue color, that they love to put on media photos and leaflets – ugly as hell, there are other better looking colors – grey, red of the speed3, even the white might be better

  5. David
    January 7, 2013

    Hi Matt, I still think your prediction for Corolla being no. 1 in 2013 is wrong – look at how Mazda3 smashed it in December. Even Toyota themselves are predicting only 35,000 sales for Corolla this year, and they say Hilux will outsell it. As I already mentioned, I don’t think we’ll see 1.16 million sales either – they’re saying sales will remain fairly steady in 2013 with not that much, if any, increase.

    • matgasnier
      January 7, 2013

      Hey David,
      Thanks for your insights! That’s the purpose of my forecasts: to invite discussion.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  6. Paul
    January 6, 2013

    @Jean
    French makers have a very inconsistent history in Australia. Their real glory days were through the 60s up to the mid-70s. Renault used to have a Plant here and made 12s (and I think 16s and 10s) as well as assembling Peugeot 504s, and even Ford Cortinas under contract for Ford. Both companies struggled to have any presence at all through the 80s. Their numbers actually look pretty good now compared to that time.

  7. Jean
    January 5, 2013

    Dommage que les constructeurs Français soient snobinards envers ce marché.

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