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    Am I stealing Justins thunder.
    I reckon this is a cack. Figures vs last year to same time.
    BMW up 23%
    VW 36% down
    Peugeot 18% down
    Renault .8% up
    Citroen .2% down
    Alfa 12% down
    Audi 31% down
    Honda 42% up
    Nissan 42% up
    Subaru 36% up
    Saab 5% up
    Volvo 22% down

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    Ummm VFACTS....

    Whats it mean? :|

    Sales Figures?
    Defect Figures?

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    Hey; get real.
    With Volvo 22% down, Justin was NEVER going to post that!!


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    sales figures/registrations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Hey; get real.
    With Volvo 22% down, Justin was NEVER going to post that!!


    Alan S
    Of course not, because they're 10.6% UP!!

    Warwick's figures don't include the XC70 & XC90, which are about 55% of Volvo's sales YTD Volvo's sitting on 728 cars vs 657 last year.

    Don't worry, once the S40/V50 arrive, things will only get better. Sales are impacted by the fact the S40/V40 are in runout. The car is selling well in Europe and even the Germans love it - heck Germany's hallowed Auto Motor und Sport reckons the V50 is a better package than the A4 or 3 Series Touring!

    Actually, Alan seeing it's a French car forum, I'll bring it back on topic Just came out last week.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=8 width=750 bgColor=#666666 border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD vAlign=top width=125 bgColor=#f5f5f5 rowSpan=3>Volvo Popular in France

    The number of newly registered Volvo cars in France increased dramatically during the first quarter.

    Apr 23, 2004source: Volvo Car Corporation </TD><TD vAlign=top><SCRIPT language=javascript src="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/pagebreak.js"></SCRIPT><SCRIPT language=javascript><!-- var showPageNavTop = 0; var showPageNavBot = 1; var showPageNavAll = 0; var PageMarker = '<!--page--\>'; var PageContent= 'The number of newly registered Volvo cars in France increased dramatically during the first quarter. Although the overall market shrank by 2.84 percent, sales of Volvo cars rose by a massive 33 percent compared with the same period last year.
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    \n“Volvo has a new and exciting product range which attracts customers on the French market, and we are noting continued healthy demand,” observes Maria Stenström, President of Volvo Automobiles France.
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    \nOn a market dominated by small cars, it is hardly surprising that Volvo’s smallest models, the S40 and V40, sell best of all. The new S40 and V50 are not included in the latest figures since the dealers began registering orders for these models at the end of March. The outlook for the new models, however, is excellent.
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    \n“We have had two very good advertising campaigns with “The Mystery of Dalarö” and “Route V50”. They have been extremely well received here in France,” says Hélène Laoudi, PR manager at Volvo Automobiles France.
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    \nAll told, 506,884 new cars were registered in France during the first quarter of this year. Of these, 2,735 carried the Volvo badge. In March alone, 1,086 Volvos were registered, an increase of 56 percent compared with the same period in 2003. This is the best performance for March in 15 years.
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    \nDiesel power is popular on the French market – not least among Volvo customers. 68.5 percent of all new cars registered during the first quarter were diesel-powered. Of all the Volvos sold during the same period, 87.3 percent had diesel engines.
    \n
    \n<table width="590" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="500"><hr size="1" noshade>For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums at the left.<hr size="1" noshade></td><td width="90"> </td></tr></table>'; PrintArticle(); // --> </SCRIPT>The number of newly registered Volvo cars in France increased dramatically during the first quarter. Although the overall market shrank by 2.84 percent, sales of Volvo cars rose by a massive 33 percent compared with the same period last year.

    “Volvo has a new and exciting product range which attracts customers on the French market, and we are noting continued healthy demand,” observes Maria Stenström, President of Volvo Automobiles France.

    On a market dominated by small cars, it is hardly surprising that Volvo’s smallest models, the S40 and V40, sell best of all. The new S40 and V50 are not included in the latest figures since the dealers began registering orders for these models at the end of March. The outlook for the new models, however, is excellent.

    “We have had two very good advertising campaigns with “The Mystery of Dalarö” and “Route V50”. They have been extremely well received here in France,” says Hélène Laoudi, PR manager at Volvo Automobiles France.

    All told, 506,884 new cars were registered in France during the first quarter of this year. Of these, 2,735 carried the Volvo badge. In March alone, 1,086 Volvos were registered, an increase of 56 percent compared with the same period in 2003. This is the best performance for March in 15 years.

    Diesel power is popular on the French market – not least among Volvo customers. 68.5 percent of all new cars registered during the first quarter were diesel-powered. Of all the Volvos sold during the same period, 87.3 percent had diesel engines.

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    Guess which major European brand is the fastest growing in the USA When BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Saab are either barely treading water or sinking, there's one Swede still in ascending.

    What is it now...17 months of consecutive growth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307

    From the Volvo blurb:

    The number of newly registered Volvo cars in France increased dramatically during the first quarter. Although the overall market shrank by 2.84 percent, sales of Volvo cars rose by a massive 33 percent compared with the same period last year.

    ...

    All told, 506,884 new cars were registered in France during the first quarter of this year. Of these, 2,735 carried the Volvo badge. In March alone, 1,086 Volvos were registered, an increase of 56 percent compared with the same period in 2003. This is the best performance for March in 15 years.
    In March alone, 1,086 Volvos were registered, an increase of 56 percent compared with the same period in 2003. This is the best performance for March in 15 years.
    Looks like pretty good numbers, doesn't it? Sales up by a MASSIVE 33%, and and even more MASSIVE 56% in March, the BEST PERFORMANCE in 15 years.

    Problem is 2735 in 506884 is a pissy 0.5% market share, and the increases they are spruiking could just be a late boatload from the previous quarter.

    And if Volvos figures here are bad, they have 728 in 142000, or 0.5% market share. Hows that for consistency.

    I guess I can understand what's going on here; Volvo are clutching at straws for something good to say.

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    Passenger cars Justin. I don't care about trux or SUV's.
    Cars.
    Hallelujah, there have been less Volvo cars sold this year compared to last.
    I am gratified that for all the Peugeot backslapping, and sacking of old, and appointing of new, dealers they have gone backwards.
    How about Honda, Subaru and Nissan! Big increases on big numbers.
    What gives with VW and Audi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg
    I guess I can understand what's going on here; Volvo are clutching at straws for something good to say. Barry.
    Wonder if Morgan go "look at us - 500% increase in sales" !!!!
    Yes % increases count more at the higher volume figures .. that's maths for ya.

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    Does Citroens figures include Berlingo & Renaults the Traffic @ all?
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