Movers and Losers: June 2010

By David Thomas  on July 6, 2010

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Summer is here and folks are snapping up convertibles. Both the affordable 2011 Ford Mustang droptop and the loftier Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet are among June’s fastest sellers. If you’re looking for a good deal on a convertible, the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata might be worth checking out as it makes our Picks’ list at 79 days. The average number of days it took to sell a new 2010 or 2011 in June was 55 days, up significantly from May’s 50 days.

As the 2011 model year spreads to more manufacturers, 2011 models makeup most of the list. However, many of the Movers aren’t just there because of a scarcity of supply. The Jaguar XJ and BMW 5 Series have been completely redesigned, while two trim levels are listed below, other versions also sold quickly — just not in a high enough volume to meet our criteria.

You can check out the full lists and our criteria below.


June Movers
  • 2011 Jaguar XJL: 7 days
  • 2011 BMW 535i: 8 days
  • 2011 Subaru Outback: 8 days
  • 2011 BMW X5: 9 days
  • 2010 Chevrolet Equinox: 13 days
  • 2011 Ford Mustang convertible: 13 days
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet: 13 days
  • 2010 GMC Terrain: 14 days
  • 2011 Toyota Avalon: 14 days
  • 2010 Toyota Highlander: 15 days
  • 2010 Toyota RAV4: 15 days
  • 2011 BMW 328i sedan: 15 days
  • 2011 Ford Mustang coupe: 15 days
  • 2011 Ford Taurus: 15 days
  • 2010 Audi Q7: 17 days
  • 2010 Land Rover LR4: 17 days
  • 2011 Ford F-350 crew cab: 17 days
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata: 17 days
  • 2010 Hyundai Tucson: 18 days
  • 2011 Honda Pilot: 18 days
June Losers
  • 2010 Nissan GT-R: 221 days
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback: 194 days
  • 2010 Mazda RX-8: 163 days
  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect passenger van: 97 days
  • 2010 Dodge Charger: 92 days
  • 2010 Infiniti FX50: 91 days
  • 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid: 90 days
  • 2010 Kia Optima: 90 days
  • 2010 Mercury Mountaineer: 86 days
  • 2010 Chrysler 300: 86 days

June Cars.com Picks
  • 2010 Honda Insight: 80 days
  • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata power-retractable hardtop: 79 days
  • 2010 Kia Forte sedan: 78 days
  • 2010 Mazda6: 75 days
  • 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe: 72 days
 
About the Lists
The Movers and Losers list reports 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 2010 and 2011 model years.

For Movers, we only list vehicles that pass a certain threshold of sales in order to weed out limited editions, ultra-high performance cars and others that might skew the numbers or otherwise inaccurately portray popularity. For Losers, we have removed any threshold to now reflect phased-out models because many shoppers might be looking for an outgoing model year to match with a greater incentive.


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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