Priceline.com Releases Top 10 New Car Models And Makes For September 2000 . . . Chrysler PT Cruiser and Mazda Tribute Highlight This Month's List

13 October 2000

Priceline.com Releases Top 10 New Car Models And Makes For September 2000 . . . Chrysler PT Cruiser and Mazda Tribute Highlight This Month's List

    NORWALK, Conn.--Oct. 13, 2000--Priceline.com released today the top 10 selling vehicles for September sold through priceline.com Auto Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of priceline.com.

The September 2000 Priceline Auto Services Top 10 Cars Sold

                    September Ranking      August Ranking

Honda Accord                 1                  1
Honda Civic                  2                  2
Honda Odyssey                3                  5
Chrysler PT Cruiser          4                 NA
Mazda Tribute                5                 NA
Volkswagen Jetta             6                  3
Volkswagen Passat            7                 NA
Acura TL/CL                  8                  4
Toyota Camry                 9                  6
Toyota Sienna                10                NA

NA - Did not make August list.

       Priceline Auto Services' Top 10 Makes For September 2000

                               1.  Honda
                               2.  Toyota
                               3.  Ford
                               4.  Volkswagen
                               5.  Chevrolet
                               6.  Chrysler
                               7.  Nissan
                               8.  Mazda
                               9.  Dodge
                               10. Acura

    "It's out with the old and in with the new as two of the newest cars on the market move into our top-ten list," said Maryann Keller, president of priceline.com Auto Services. "First, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is showing strong staying power, as it continues to climb our sales list as dealer inventory increases. This month's number-four ranking equals the highest achieved by a vehicle from Detroit's 'Big Three'. Another new vehicle, the Mazda Tribute, a small sport utility vehicle, also made a strong showing this month, debuting at number five, right behind the PT Cruiser."
    Adds Keller: "Also of note this month is the absence of larger SUVs and pickup trucks from the top-ten list. We may be seeing evidence that higher gas prices are impacting sales of these larger vehicles."

    About priceline.com

    Priceline.com is the Name Your Own Price(SM) Internet pricing system that provides services across four broad product categories: a travel service that offers leisure airline tickets, hotel rooms and rental cars; a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee; an automotive service that offers new cars; and a telecommunications service that offers long distance calling services. Priceline.com licenses its business model to independent licensees, including pricelinemortgage and certain international licensees.
    In these arrangements, priceline.com generally receives royalties for licensing its intellectual property. Priceline.com also holds securities carrying the right to purchase a significant equity stake in the licensees under certain conditions. Unless those rights are exercised, the results of licensee operations will not be included in priceline.com's financial statements.

    For press information, contact: Mike Darcy at priceline.com 203-299-8168 (mike.darcy@priceline.com)

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