By David Thomas on April 11, 2011
March was a record sales month for many automakers. They saw vehicles of every type fly off lots. This month’s Movers include a wide variety of body styles from hybrid hatchbacks to minivans to large SUVs to a rare convertible.
The average time it took to sell a car increased slightly to 48 days from February’s 47. That’s a good sign of a healthy car market.
The Losers list looks familiar, and we found some good luxury and economy buys in our own picks. It’s odd to see a once white-hot car like the Volkswagen CC cooling down just a year or so after it debuted.
Our full lists and methodology are below.
March Cars.com Picks
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 websites. We're now focusing on only 2011 and 2012 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 reflect 2011 models that may have the greatest incentives.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David