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Japan Meets Goal for Leaf Pre-Orders

Lydia Petersson | June 7, 2010

Nissan started accepting orders from retail customers on April 1 in Japan, and on April 20 in North America. Roughly 60 percent of the retail customers who pre-ordered the vehicle in Japan were over age 50, the company reported in a statement

??? NISSAN North America LEAF Team

???  Did someone call the people at  Del Webb.  The “over 55” young at heart crowd will want the “fixed” energy costs” .



??? Can YOU get the Sentra on this list. Unveils Winners of 2010 "Lowest True Cost to Own" Awards

Published Jun 7, 2010

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  • Fourteen Japanese, four domestic and three European vehicles win in different categories.    NISSAN won two categories the cube and M… Let’s make it a goal to get a “best seller” on the list in the next “2-3” years.

SANTA MONICA, California — The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500, the 2010 Audi TT and the 2010 Nissan Cube are among the winners of the 2010 Annual Lowest True Cost to Own Vehicle Awards announced on Monday.

The list is dominated by Japanese vehicles, which took home 14 of the awards. Four domestic vehicles, including the 2010 Mercury Milan and the 2010 GMC Acadia, won awards. Three European cars, including the 2010 BMW 1 Series, were named winners.

The TCO pricing system estimates total vehicle ownership costs over a five-year period. The calculation incorporates projected average depreciation, financing, taxes, fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, regional variances, maintenance, and repairs for each model.

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata took home top honors in the "convertible under $35,000" category. The 2010 BMW 1 Series won the top prize in the "convertible over $35,000" category.

The 2010 Toyota Yaris was named the best "coupe under $25,000." The 2010 Honda Accord was named the best "coupe $25K-$35K." The 2010 Audi TT was named the best "coupe $35K-$45K." And the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 took home the top prize in "coupe over $45,000."

The 2010 Toyota Yaris was chosen as best "sedan under $15,000," while the 2010 Honda Fit snagged an award in the "sedan $15K-$25K" category. The 2010 Mercury Milan was named best "sedan $25K-$35K." The 2010 Lexus IS 250 was picked as best "sedan $35K-$45K." The 2010 Infiniti M35 was selected as the best "sedan over $45,000."

In the SUV category, the 2010 Honda CR-V was named best "SUV under $25,000." The 2010 Jeep Wrangler grabbed the award for "SUV $25K-$35K," while the 2010 GMC Acadia won in the "SUV $35K-$45K" category. The 2010 Acura MDX won in the "SUV over $45,000" category.

The 2010 Toyota Tacoma was awarded the compact truck prize, while the 2010 Honda Ridgeline won the large truck award.

The 2010 Nissan Cube was named the best "wagon under $35,000," while the 2010 Volvo V70 was named the best "wagon over $35,000."

The 2010 Honda Insight was named the best hybrid, and the 2010 Toyota Sienna took home honors as the best "minivan/van."

Inside Line says: helps shoppers get the most for their money with this new list. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent


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