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5 Cars Americans Didn't Want in February

Ford Focus -- Fleet Sales

Sales of the Ford Focus declined by 20.6% to 10,879 cars. But Focus retail sales actually rose 43%; the decline came in fleet sales. These facts underscore the reality that it is wrong to make too much of any single set of numbers -- liars figure and figures lie.

It is also worth noting that Focus sales rose 38.4% in February 2010, and that some consumers are waiting for the new Focus that will arrive in dealerships this spring. "Last February Focus was one of the beneficiaries of the Toyota recalls," Toprak said. "This February, it suffers because the new Focus is just coming in."

Small Cars Boost Ford Sales in February

Rated at 28 miles per gallon for city driving and 40 mpg on the highway, the new Focus seems to have the timing down as far as when to come to market.

Next February its sales may really soar, given the low basis for comparison.

-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte .

>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Ted Reed

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