The Favorite Cars of February 2001

    PALO ALTO, Calif.--March 12, 2001-- InvoiceDealers, The Leader in Automotive Comparison Shopping, released the favorite cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans of online comparison shoppers in February 2001.

    February 2001 Results

    The Honda Accord unseated the Ford F-Series for the first time as the most requested vehicle overall. The Accord continued its dominance of Cars, while the Volkswagen Jetta upset the Toyota Camry from third place.
    The Chevrolet Tahoe claimed first place for the first time in SUVs, the most competitive and volatile category. The Ford Escape fell from first to third, after dethroning the 2000 favorite Ford Explorer in January.
    The Ford F-Series continued its yearlong dominance of Trucks. The GMC Sierra Classic returned to the top ten after a three-month absence.
    The Honda Odyssey continued as the favorite Minivan, with the Toyota Sienna and Dodge Grand Caravan again placing second and third respectively.



Rank    Vehicle Type            Previous Rank          February Score

Cars

1        Honda Accord                  1                  10.00
2        Honda Civic                   2                   6.37
3        Volkswagen Jetta              4                   5.15
4        Toyota Camry                  3                   4.31
5        Volkswagen Passat           +10                   2.99
6        Ford Mustang                  7                   2.75
7(tied)  Nissan Maxima                 5                   2.55
7        Toyota Corolla                9                   2.55
9        Ford Focus                    6                   2.25
10       Chrysler Sebring            +10                   2.21

Trucks

1        Ford F-Series                 1                  10.00
2        Chevrolet Silverado           2                   6.83
3        Dodge Ram Pickup              3                   5.89
4        Dodge Dakota                  4                   4.16
5        Toyota Tacoma                 6                   2.87
6        Toyota Tundra                 5                   2.43
7        Nissan Frontier               7                   2.28
8        GMC Sierra Classic          +10                   2.08
9        Chevrolet S-10               10                   1.88
10       Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner      9                   1.78

Sport Utility Vehicles

1        Chevrolet Tahoe               2                  10.00
2        Dodge Durango                 3                   9.82
3        Ford Escape                   1                   9.11
4        Nissan Pathfinder             8                   7.05
5        Nissan Xterra                 4                   6.96
6        Ford Expedition             +10                   6.88
7        Toyota Sequoia              +10                   5.63
8        Toyota RAV4                   6                   5.54
9        Subaru Forester             +10                   5.27
10       Subaru Outback                7                   5.09

Minivans

1        Honda Odyssey                 1                  10.00
2        Toyota Sienna                 2                   9.13
3(tied)  Dodge Grand Caravan           3(tied)             4.88
3        Ford Windstar                 5                   4.88
5        Dodge Caravan                 3(tied)             4.63
6        Chrysler Town & Country       6(tied)             4.13
7        Nissan Quest                +10                   2.75
8        Chevrolet Astro               8                   2.63
9        Pontiac Montana               9                   2.00
10       Oldsmobile Silhouette       +10                   1.63


    About the Study

    The Comparison Shopping Popularity Index(SM) calculates each vehicle's popularity using a proprietary weighted formula. The study results are derived from online selections made by car shoppers who view, compare, and choose from instant competing price quotes on the InvoiceDealers system.

    About InvoiceDealers and Dealix Corp.

    InvoiceDealers was the first and remains the only new car buying service to provide instant price quotes from multiple dealers. Launched in 1998, InvoiceDealers.com is the flagship site of Dealix Corp., a profitable data resource company for the automotive retail industry.

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