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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Thursday, October 20, 2005
BIG SALES COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
High gas prices are finally hitting home. Car buyers are abandoning big sedans and SUVs in favor of economy cars and more modest wagons or crossover vehicles. Here's how some autos fared in September:

*** WINNERS ***

1.. Nissan Sentra (Compact) 65.8 pct increase in sales.

2.. Mazda3 (Compact) 45.2 pct increase in sales.

3.. Chevy Aveo (Compact) 24.7 pct. increase in sales.

4.. Saturn Vue (Small SUV/Crossover) 17.8 pct. increase in sales.

5.. Nissan Murano Midsize SUV/Crossover) 5.5 pct. increase in sales.


*** LOSERS ***

1.. Chevy Suburban (Full-sive SUV) 56.6 pct decrease in sales.

2.. Mercury Mountaineer (Midsize SUV) 54.0 decrease in sales.

3.. Honda Pilot Midsize SUV) 25.8 pct. decrease in sales.

4.. Volvo V70 (Midsize car) 22.8 pct. decrease in sales.

5.. Ford Crown Victoria (Full-size car) 20.3 pct. decrease in sales.

(Source: J.D. Power and Associates)
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