• Dec 23rd 2007 at 9:01AM
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – it was 2007. Topping the sales figures for the year that almost was are mainly servile vehicles, while the more ostentatious, less useful cars round out the bottom-feeder roster. Family cars at the top and niche cars in the basement doesn't tell the entire story, though.

Yes, there are some cars that you expect would sell in small volumes. Sporty things like the Porsche Boxster, Vette-in-drag Caddy XLR, blob-tacular Lexus SC430, and Audi A8/S8 über-sedan all sold in expected tiny numbers for such specialized machinery. Rounding out the nadir of automotive sales, you'll find nearly every Jaguar model, and some dead-on-the-vine products like the Mazda B-series pickups (Ford Ranger) and Isuzu Ascender (Chevy Trailblazer).

Hit the jump to read more, and see the list

[Source: Motor Authority]
Sales champs reflect that Americans use vehicles mainly for working and carting around our families. All three domestic pickup trucks sold in big numbers, with the F-Series and Silverado finishing 1-2. Solid, stolid sedans fill out the bulk of slots in the top 10. Camry, Accord, Impala, Altima, they're all there. It sounds like our morning commute. The Matrix, Civic, and CR-V occupy the rest of the spots, indicating that while we like to carry people and stuff, we're also concerned with efficiency.

2008 is shaping up to be an exciting year of midsize sedan and CUV battles, so what do you think? Next year, will we see the Malibu, Journey, and Accord making big enough splashes to spur sales numbers? Will Jaguar sales continue to circle the bowl, or will word of new ownership and the XF bring new growl back to the cat?

Best-Selling Vehicles Of 2007

1. Ford F-Series
2. Chevrolet Silverado
3. Toyota Camry
4. Honda Accord
5. Toyota Corolla/Matrix
6. Honda Civic
7. Chevrolet Impala
8. Nissan Altima
9. Dodge Ram
10. Honda CR-V

Worst-Selling Vehicles Of 2007

1. Cadillac XLR
2. Mazda B-Series
3. Isuzu Ascender
4. Jaguar X-Type
5. Jaguar S-Type
6. Audi A8/S8
7. Porsche Boxster
8. Lexus SC430
9. Isuzu i-290/370
10. Jaguar XJ

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      • 7 Years Ago
      HANDS UP!

      Does anyone who's serious about cars give a crap about what the network of Keith Obermann has to say about car rankings?

      I didn't think so.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe if they did a story on the least watched cable news networks (MSNBC) I would give it a look. Olberman is a sad, sad little man who should have stuck to Sportscenter where he was entertaining. Now he just seems like a bitter, overpaid hack.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The post in MSNBC is a 12/20/07 article from Forbes Auto - you know, the generator of the best and worst ten lists.

      IMO: They're getting to be the "Cosmopolitan" of the business world. Sensationalism, just to get a reader's attention. I wish MSNBC would tag their links as Forbes so I can avoid them...
      • 7 Years Ago
      So what are the criteria for this list? I find it hard to believe that more Ferrari 599s were sold than Lexus SC430s so there must be some unspoken limits to the way the list is constructed (if the 599 happens to be a hot seller, substitute any other supercar). If more Ferraris were sold then you'd think that would be worthy of a mention. Looks like tabloid journalism to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Must be a slow news day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chevrolet Impala at no. 7, beating the Altima?
      Were fleet sales included in this mix too?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Can someone please explain to me why so many people buy Nissan Altimas? At least the CamCord have proven reliability, decent styling, and good interiors. Altimas are plasticky, cheap, ugly, and a class-leader in exactly zero categories.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are the new Altimas that way? I thought they were better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This poll seems kinda pointless. Not every vehicle is marketing with the sames sales objectives as the F series.

      This would much more relevant if it was one of the following:
      1) Measured against its sales projections
      2) Compare to its same-class peers
      3) Not published at all ;-)

      But eh, the first post AB has put out since yesterday afternoon so I'm all over it ;-)

      Merry Christmas everyone ...

      • 7 Years Ago
      I see the Audi A8 winding up on a lot of these worst-selling lists. However, this is because Audi dramatically reduced the US allocation for this car. Because of the currency imbalance, they make much more money selling this car in other markets.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Woohoo! Saab is _not_ on the worst-selling list!
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah... we know that... http://www.video.mactanque.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      It continues to shock me how many people are willing to subject themselves to the automotive ambian that is the Toyota Corolla. How can you possibly hate driving or hate yourself that much. Every person I've ever seen in one of those things has a look on their face like their dog just died. Yeah, it'll last a million miles, but hell is repetition right?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ya-hoo, the F150 is the king again. Too bad it doesn't help my resale value on my '05 STX. Too damn many of 'em I guess...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its official jaguar is dead.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jag isn't dead yet. Tata needs to suck out some distribution channels and technologies. Then it will die.
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