Another Shock: Chevy Silverado Tops August Best-Sellers List

By David Thomas  on September 2, 2008

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It seems that dangling a nearly $10,000 discount on a truck — along with sub-$4 gas prices — will help it sell. That was the case with Chevy’s Silverado pickup in August, as GM’s employee pricing offer kicked its sales into overdrive and put it atop the list of the nation’s best-selling cars and trucks. 

The Silverado sold only 32,989 units in July, but the added discounts bumped the total to 55,765 in August, which is still less than August 2007’s total of 67,486. 

Other trucks were also heavily discounted and saw sales increases, but practical cars still make up the majority of August’s top 10 list. Check out the full list below. 

August Top Sellers

  • Chevy Silverado: 55,765
  • Toyota Camry: 44,064
  • Honda Accord: 43,613
  • Ford F-Series: 40,429
  • Chevy Impala: 30,271
  • Honda Civic: 30,052
  • Toyota Corolla: 29,443
  • Nissan Altima: 25,298
  • Dodge Ram: 24,974
  • GMC Sierra: 20,297

Runners-Up

  • Honda CR-V: 19,866
  • Toyota Tundra: 17,401
  • Ford Focus: 16,387
  • Chevy Malibu: 15,718
  • Honda Odyssey: 15,546


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David


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