InvoiceDealers, a pioneer in Internet automotive marketing, has released the final results of the Year 2001 Popularity Index of cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans. The Ford F-Series was crowned as the Overall Favorite Vehicle, for the consecutive second year. The F-Series survived challenges by the Honda Accord and Honda Civic, which placed first for a combined six months. But zero percent financing eventually helped the F-Series win the title for 2001, according to InvoiceDealers. The F-Series also won first place in Trucks for 22 consecutive months. The Honda Accord finished first in Cars, finally victorious over the Honda Civic. The two competed fiercely, trading first place in Cars six times last year. "The Ford Explorer deserves much congratulation, surviving the Firestone tire recall and fierce competition amongst SUVs," said Eli Kuo of InvoiceDealers. "It edged the Chevrolet Tahoe by just 0.65 to top all SUVs." The Honda Odyssey ran away with first place in Minivans with little contest. The second-placed Toyota Sienna started 2001 with high hopes, only to fall as low as sixth in October. Cars 1 Honda Accord
2 Honda Civic
3 Toyota Camry
4 Volkswagen Jetta
5 Ford Mustang
6 Nissan Altima
7 Nissan Maxima
8 Ford Focus
9 Toyota Corolla
10 Volkswagen Passat Trucks 1 Ford F-Series
2 Chevrolet Silverado
3 Dodge Ram Pickup
4 GMC Sierra
5 Dodge Dakota
6 Ford Ranger
7 Toyota Tacoma
8 Nissan Frontier
9 Toyota Tundra
10 Chevrolet S-10
Sport Utility Vehicles 1 Ford Explorer
2 Chevrolet Tahoe
3 Ford Escape
4 Ford Expedition
5 Chevrolet Suburban
6 Nissan Xterra
7 Dodge Durango
8 Toyota RAV4
9 Honda CR-V
10 Toyota Sequoia
Minivans 1 Honda Odyssey
2 Toyota Sienna
3 Ford Windstar
4 Dodge Caravan
5 Chrysler Town & Country
6 Dodge Grand Caravan
7 Chevrolet Venture
8 Nissan Quest
9 Chevrolet Astro
10 Mazda MPV
About the Study The InvoiceDealers Popularity Index(SM) calculates each vehicle's popularity based on data derived from online shoppers who select cars on InvoiceDealers.com. About InvoiceDealers and Dealix Corporation Dealix Corp. is a data services provider focused on the automotive industry. Its principal unit, InvoiceDealers, provides the Gold Standard(tm) sales leads to automotive retailers, dealer groups, retail networks, and auto manufacturers nationwide. Founded in 1998, the company is privately held. For more information, call Eli Kuo, (800) 903-1965 ext. 154, or e-mail [email protected].
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