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Old 03-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Comparo: US vs CDN Feb. Toyota sales by model

I've read several times (without evidence) that Canadians tend to buy smaller cars than our neighbours. This is the first evidence I've seen for it.

It's not comprensive, but here are the Feb 2007 Toyota sales numbers:

US ... % of Total ... Vehicle

164812 ... 100% ... total sales
32148 ... 20% ... Camry
3332 ... 2% ... Camry Hybrid
12227 ... 7% ... Prius
5702 ... 3% ... Yaris
28321 ... 17% ... Corolla

(source: http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=30136)

Canada ... % of Total ... Vehicle

10109 ... 100% ... Total sales
- ... - ... Camry
- ... - ... Camry Hybrid
218 ... 2% ... Prius
945 ... 9% ... Yaris hatchback
2697 ... 27% ... Corolla
1442 ... 14% ... Matrix

(source: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../01/c2950.html)

So: Americans buy more than 3x the number of Prii, Canadians buy 3x more Yarii (likely more than that - if the labels are right, it's only showing CDN hatchback models vs all US Yarii models). Canadians also like Corollas more than the US does.

Too bad there aren't numbers for the Camry & Matrix. I bet we'd see: US favouring the Camry, Canadians favouring the Matrix.
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Better Enviro-Ethics

What I've noticed when I visit most Provinces is a stronger sense of responsibility to the Environment. A random Sociological observation shows more people recycling, preserving natural space, and being FE conscious.

Did you grow-up in that environment -- such as at school, around home, work, etc?

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Supposedly the relatively new (last decade) Federal Green party is at 13% in a recent national poll. Since December(ish), the environment has repeatedly come up as the #1 national concern for voters.

That said, a federal Green member has never been elected. Next year that'll change, I suspect.

On the car issue, it may not just be environmental responsibility driving the choices: I've also read that (due in part to higher taxes) we have less disposable income than in the US. Add to that the higher (than the US) cost for fuel (taxes again), and you've got some solid financial motivators that affect car buying decisions.
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That's sad that The US of A has decided to dispose its income on guzzling fuel.

Honestly, you guys are role models for North America...

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