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Sunday, December 03, 2006

November 2006 - car sales stats

BRANDS
Acura 23.9% at 17,200 (11/05: 13,882)
Audi 16.4% at 9,209 (11/05: 7,909)
BMW –4.5% at 22,602 (11/05: 23,673)
Buick 11.6% at 18,089 (11/05: 16,208)
Cadillac 20.3% at 17,250 (11/05: 14,339)
Chevrolet 3.0% at 171,003 (11/05: 166,087)
Chrysler 5.0% at 52,400 (11/05: 49,917)
Dodge –5.0% at 76,371 (11/05: 80,126)
Ford –12.2% at 147,791 (11/05: 168,386)
GMC 30.1% at 37,440 (11/05: 28,775)
Honda –3.0% at 89,246 (11/05: 91,978)
HUMMER –3.3% at 5,795 (11/05: 5,991)
Hyundai –14.9% at 28,417 (11/05: 33,383)
Infiniti 0.2% at 10,382 (11/05: 10,363)
Isuzu –17.4% at 1,138 (11/05: 1,378)
Jaguar –35.2 at 1,256 (11/05: 1,937)
Jeep 20% at 35,785 (11/05: 29,855)
Kia 10.5% at 22,203 (11/05: 20,091)
Land Rover –7.6% at 4,229 (11/05: 4,579)
Lexus 4.2% at 26,719 (11/05: 25,649)
Lincoln 11.8% at 9,410 (11/05: 8,418)
Mazda 16.7% at 20,792 (11/05: 17,817)
Mercedes 20.8% at 22,079 (11/05: 18,284)
Mercury 0.3% at 10,344 (11/05: 10,315)
MINI 3.7% at 3,287 (11/05: 3,171)
Mitsubishi 4.0% at 9,256 (11/05: 8,902)
Nissan –1.8% at 65,633 (11/05: 66,849)
Pontiac –17.5% at 26,154 (11/05: 31,687)
Porsche –2.0% at 2,611 (11/05: 2,675)
Saab 19.4% at 2,497 (11/05: 2,091)
Saturn 23.8% at 18,190 (11/05: 14,689)
Subaru 9.0% at 15,800 (11/05: 14,521)
Suzuki 12% at 6,395 (11/05: 5,707)
Toyota 18.0% at 169,976 (11/05: 144,016)
Volkswagen –5.3% at 17,082 (11/05: 18,046)
Volvo 14.3% at 9,229 (11/05: 8,076)

COMPANIES
BMW Group –3.6% at 25,889 (11/05: 26,844)
Chrysler Group 3.0% at 164,556 (11/05: 159,898)
Ford Motor Co –9.6% at 182,259 (11/05: 201,711)
General Motors 5.8% at 297,556 (11/05: 281,288)
Honda America 0.6% at 106,446 (11/05: 105,860)
Nissan North America –1.6% at 76,015 (11/05: 77,212)
Toyota Motor Co. 15.9% at 196,695 (11/05: 169,665)

Monday, November 20, 2006

New York Red Bulls - Best Goals 2006

New York Red Bulls - Best Goals 2006

Nice compilation of NY Red Bulls goals. Enjoy!

Monday, November 13, 2006

'Beckham Rule' could bring mega-stars to MLS


"In a move that could add a lot more star power to Major League Soccer, the league has passed a new rule that will allow its teams to sign a limited number of international superstars -- a major change that opens the door for world-class players like David Beckham, Ronaldo and Luis Figo to join MLS.

The so-called Designated Player Rule (commonly known as the Beckham Rule) will allow each of the league's 13 teams to sign one player whose salary is not limited in any way by the league's $1.9-million-per-team salary cap. MLS investors approved the rule at the league's Board of Governors meeting here on Saturday.

"This is a major change in our philosophy," says MLS commissioner Don Garber, noting that the 11th-year league has taken a conservative approach to signing top-level international players in hopes of avoiding the demise of previous American soccer leagues like the NASL."

Grant Wahl, SI, Nov. 11, 2006

Houston Dynamo wins the 2006 MLS Cup


Houston Dynamo claimed the 2006 MLS Cup Championship, topping the New England Revolution 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 draw through regulation and extra time. The crowd of 22,427 was the largest crowd ever to see a soccer event at Pizza Hut Park. Congratulations to all Dynamo fans!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Youri Djorkaeff caps career with NY Red Bulls

French legend Youri Djorkaeff who called time on his glittering 22-year soccer career after making 41 appearances for his ninth and final club, Red Bull New York.

The former France international, World Cup and European Championship winner quit after DC United won 2-1 on aggregate in the 2006 MLS Eastern Conference semi final.

In two seasons in MLS, Djorkaeff scored 12 goals and tallied 11 assists in 45 games.

Djorkaeff, nicknamed the Snake, will live in New York City with his wife and children.

2007 United States Grand Prix Tickets On Sale Now!


There's nothing in motorsports like the wail of a Formula One engine. And the only place you can hear it in person next year in America is at the United States Grand Prix on June 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Reserved seats are on sale now, so get your tickets today and prepare for the awesome sound of F1 power!

Pictures are from the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Yahoo! and Environmental Defense simplify the green car buying process with Green Ratings


Yahoo teamed up with Environmental Defense to rank the "greenness" of automobiles.

Check out the top 100 cars by their Green Rating by clicking here. Number 1 isn't the Prius. It's the 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid.

Source: Environmental Defense

US Sales of Hybrids in October 2006 Up 11%


Sales of hybrids in the US in October rose to 18,784 units, up 10.9% from the 16,934 sold in October 2005.

In October, hybrids represented 1.54% of the new car market—an increase from the 1.48% share in October 2005, but a decrease from the 1.72% share in September 2006.

Source: Green Car Congress

Thursday, November 02, 2006

October 2006: Auto sales

Acura 0.7% at 15,877 (10/05: 16,398)
Audi –3.4% at 6,431 (10/05: 6,659)
BMW –7.2% at 20,822 (10/05: 22,432)
Buick 20.1% at 15,541 (10/05: 13,462)
Cadillac 18.9% at 17,052 (10/05: 14,917)
Chevrolet 17.5% at 171,890 (10/05: 152,093)
Chrysler –16% at 41,635 (10/05: 51,766)
Dodge 0.0% at 77,654 (10/05: 80,617)
Ford 10.2% at 183,188 (10/05: 166,266)
GMC 66.2% at 38,776 (10/05: 24,258)
Honda 4.3% at 94,747 (10/05: 94,497)
HUMMER 2.6% at 5,565 (10/05: 5,640)
Hyundai 3.6% 30,479 (10/05: 29,413)
Infiniti –1.8% at 9,406 (10/05: 9,962)
Isuzu 1.4% at 1,097 (10/05: 1,125)
Jaguar –22.3 at 1,366 (10/05: 1,758)
Jeep 29% at 40,297 (10/05: 32,431)
Kia –2.6% at 20,097 (10/05: 20,631)
Land Rover 6.7% at 4,004 (10/05: 3,753)
Lexus 7.0% at 24,006 (10/05: 23,331)
Lincoln 3.4% at 8,766 (10/05: 8,477)
Mazda –3.4% at 18,843 (10/05: 19,495)
Mercedes 12% at 20,598 (10/05: 18,349)
Mercury –5.9% at 10,277 (10/05: 10,922)
MINI 13.7% at 3,642 (10/05: 3,203)
Nissan 9.6% at 65,689 (10/05: 62,317)
Pontiac 6.8% at 29,346 (10/05: 28,565)
Porsche 9.0% at 2,487 (10/05: 2,729)
Saab 112% at 2,731 (10/05: 1,340)
Saturn 24.3% at 19,319 (10/05: 16,167)
Suzuki –5% at 5,950 (10/05: 6,246)
Toyota 14.6% at 165,005 (10/05: 149,754)
Volkswagen –7.4% at 15,942 (10/05: 17,207)
Volvo –3.3% at 8,384 (10/05: 8,671)

Source: Autoblog