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    French Car Sales

    Been a while since I mentioned sales, so here goes for the latest figures from September 2003. 2002 figures are in parentheses.

    MTD

    Citroen 200 (147) + 36.1%
    Peugeot 753 (611) + 23.2%
    Renault 201 (253) - 20.6%

    YTD

    Citroen 1807 (1280) + 41.2%
    Peugeot 5704 (5071) + 12.5%
    Renault 2241 (3582) - 37.4%

    Citroen fans should be very happy, some great growth there (albeit from a relatively smaller base) - the numbers should be quite uplifting after years in the wilderness.

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    Renault's figures are disappointing, but I'd expect them to get a reasonable kick with the Megane II launch - the large gap they have in their model range hasn't helped. Clio to Laguna is a huge jump - some people aren't interested in a Scenic, but would be more interested in a more conventional Megane hatch. You only have to look at the 307's sales for Peugeot.

    Peugeot's doing well, but I think we're used to that now

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    Hi Pug307,

    Thanks for the figures.
    Just wondering where you got it from??
    Obviously we can;t get a breakdown by model?
    Otherwise you would have them posted already?

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    I get the info from the FCAI - Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

    I used to be able to get individual breakdowns of model sales via a loophole in Peugeot's site, unfortunately it's locked off now I still find out data here and there - can email Peugeot for info, but I'd rather not bother them all the time.

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    On the subject of new car sales, looks like the Falcon has finally pipped Commodore by 48 cars in September!

    The Australian car market is up 10.6% this year. More details <a href="http://finance.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7453693%255E462,00.html" target="_blank">here</a>.

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    ...wow. Im actually suprised that Peugeot out-sell both Ren and Cits combined. Do those figures take into account fleet sales?, like Avis have Lagunas and Hertz have Clios.
    Well done Justin, some good reporting. Ever thought of freelance work? lol. - chris

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    Yep.

    I suspect fleet sales are the reason why the Megane was the 'top selling' car in its class and then fell ever so dramatically from the top.

    A problem that Derek & I encountered with Budget (probably the main fleet buyer of Renaults) is that they seem to be phasing out the cars left, right and centre with no plans to replace them (eg. Laguna makes way for the Maxima, Clios make way for less worthy machines cry )

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    Do Hertz have Clios?

    I know Budget do/did.

    Avis had Lagunas I believe.

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    I hope someone else gets a fleet of Clios. They would be great fun to chuck around. Would be brilliant in Tassie.
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    ..Hetz have Clios as do Budget, Europcar seem to have the broadest range. Work lets me see/drive lots of them, but its rare that i get a long drive for much more than 8-10 mins.
    Im still worried about these cars when they re-enter the consumer sector.- chris
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    Budget do/did have Lagunas also, complete with GPS Sat Nav.
    I had a chance to drive them over 3 days, was a free "upgrade" as I booked a large car but it didn't turn up.
    What a nice drive it was, sad to hear that they are phasing them out.

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