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IRVINE, CA - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC reports April sales of 9,749 units in the United States*. Sales for April were down 9 percent compared to the same period last year.<p>Overall in North America (United States including Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico), 10,858 unit sales represented an 11 percent decrease year-over-year. Sales for Volvo Canada and Volvo Mexico were 981 and 128 units, respectively.<p>VCNA, part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.<p>Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind since 1927. The 2006 model line-up of Volvo Cars includes: the award-winning new S40 and its wagon counterpart the all-new V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan – including the award-winning performance sedan – S60 R and the performance wagon version – V70 R; the S80 luxury sedan; the versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country); and the all-new Volvo C70.<p>* U.S. sales include Puerto Rico
 

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I guess Volvos sales are down do to all the new upcoming products... I bet they wish they could get more c70s to the dealers.
 

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As a new person to Volvo happenings, I have a quick question. I realize US Sales are down some 11% from last year, which was a bit down from the year before, and I realize all auto sales go through cycles. But......when Volvo is down, generally how long are they down? Does this make sense? Volkswagen as an example had double-digit decreases 4 years in a row. In 2001, they (VW) sold 355K cars here, and by 2005, this had dropped to 224K. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Now they are finally up, but already, only the fifth month into the year, the gains over last year are shrinking.........! Has Volvo ever tanked several years in a row like that, or do the decreases only last a couple of years? In other words, are they pretty stable? (Volkswagen is a rollercoaster).........
 

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Check the actual numbers for April/2006 here: <A HREF="http://www.volvocars-pr.ca/index.asp?par=company&pag=sales〈=1&flash=0&year=2006&month=4" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars-pr.ca/ind...nth=4</A><p>A quick summary:<p>Total cars sold in the US (all models)<br>2000 - 123,178<br>2001 - 125,673<br>2002 - 110,669<br>2003 - 135,023<br>2004 - 139,384<br>2005 - 123,874<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check the actual numbers for April/2006 here: <A HREF="http://www.volvocars-pr.ca/index.asp?par=company&pag=sales〈=1&flash=0&year=2006&month=4" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars-pr.ca/ind...nth=4</A><p>A quick summary:<p>Total cars sold in the US (all models)<br>2000 - 123,178<br>2001 - 125,673<br>2002 - 110,669<br>2003 - 135,023<br>2004 - 139,384<br>2005 - 123,874<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks. This is exactly what I was seeking. Well, there are a couple of drops in 6 years, but overall, it looks much more stable than VW's schizophrenic cycles. It's funny; perhaps prophetic: The following is a bit off the topic, but just yesterday, I received a complimentary issue of EuroTuner in the mail, opened it up, and read the editor's comments on why they don't feature that many Volvos. He stated that a modded Volvo is as rare as an Iraqi standup comic, and therefore this was why Volvos don't make many appearances in that magazine. I've been a VW guy for a long time, but modifications from what the factory intended is something that has never interested me, which most definitely sets me apart from the majority of the "Dubbers." Sounds a little corny, but maybe Volvo is my destiny. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: April Sales Report for Volvo Cars in North America ([email protected])

I own a 92 240 Sedan and would buy a new one exactly like it if possible. I love the simplicity of this car and think Volvo made a big mistake when it changed the style and added fancy gadgets. My daughter bought an 850 Sedan that looked and performed like an American built car when compared to my 240 model. I'm almost ready for a new car and can't decide what to buy next - I always thought it would be another Volvo.
 

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Re: April Sales Report for Volvo Cars in North America (vernicek)

Sadly, customers like you are why Volvo changed the style and content of the brand.<br>You guys just didn't buy enough of the old cars, and didn't buy them often enough.<p>Since the change took place, Volvo's sales have shot up quite a bit. The sales in our own store have DOUBLED in the 9 yrs that I have been here.<p>Fact is, most prospective customers didn't like the old cars.
 

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I must agree, I have seen the Volvo's over the years and have never even considered buying one until now. Once my wife and I saw the new style C70 and we fell in love with it! :-D<p>It is too bad it takes so long to get it, we could be driving it and showing it to people to generate more interest in it. I really believe this would help Volvo in sales if more C70's were out there. I had fully intended to buy mine before I met the dealer, and the dealer had the car for 2 days for show. During those 2 days 3-5 people bought one, and I have shown the web site to more people and they are interested but need to see the car.<p>People I have talked to like the new styles that Volvo has come out with and are now impressed with them. Until I showed them the new styles they laughed at me and said Volvo?
 

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that report surprises me a little bit...<p>where I live, there are XC90's and new S40's everywhere. I would have thought those numbers would have been a bit higher because of the S40. <p>With the S40, the upgrades to the XC90, and the C70, those numbers will probably be a lot higher for next report, dont you think?
 

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Re: (Dygitalpmp)

Well, there are a couple of things.<p>1 The C70 numbers are very small, they won't add appreciably to the totals.<p>2 Volvo has cut production on a number of their models so there aren't as many cars for sale as there have been in past years in the US.<p>3 We did sell quite a few S40's in May, but XC90 sales were down. The overall effect was a wash.
 
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