By David Thomas on November 12, 2009
This month’s list of the fastest- and slowest-selling models reflects how the 2010 model year turnover can skew things. However, a majority of the vehicles in the top 10 are extremely popular models. Obviously, all of them meet our sales threshold to make the list.
Losers don’t have to make any threshold and their ranks are filled with nearly all luxury nameplates. It might be a good time to scour our listings for some 2009s that are still around. The lists and rules are below.
The Movers and Losers lists report the average number of days it takes to sell models from the day they arrive on the lot until the final paperwork is signed by a buyer. This is not a days of inventory list like you may find on other sites. We’re now focusing on only the 2009 and 2010 model years.For Movers, we only list vehicles that pass a certain threshold of sales in order to weed out limited editions, models that are being phased out or other factors that might skew the numbers or otherwise inaccurately portray popularity. For the Top 10 Losers, we lower that threshold greatly because low sales bolster the Loser claim, though they could also indicate other factors, like a model being phased out.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David