Many major manufacturers showed significant year-to-year gains in certified used-vehicle sales last month.
The industry sold 113,614 certified used vehicles in February, outpacing the 86,282 vehicles it sold in February 2002 by 31.7 percent.
In the first two months of this year, 227,504 vehicles were sold, compared with 170,466 in the year-ago period.
General Motors continued to be the sales leader, with a 34 percent market share and February sales of 39,503.
GM sold 21,398 certified vehicles in February 2002.
Toyota Division held the highest single brand share of certified sales at 15.9 percent.
It sold 18,247 certified vehicles last month, 7.2 percent fewer than the 19,654 it sold a year ago.
Honda division was the second largest single brand seller of certified vehicles with sales of 13,198 in February, up 11.6 percent over year-ago sales of 11,821.
Honda held 11.9 percent of the certified market.
BMW remained the top luxury seller of certified used vehicles. It sold 4,750 units in February, up 16.2 percent from year-ago sales of 4,087.
BMW held 4.3 percent of the certified market.
|Feb. 2003||Feb. 2002||2 mos. 2003||2 mos. 2002|
|Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.||20,937||23,220||41,179||46,702|
|Ford, Lincoln, Mercury||12,873||7,771||26,274||14,676|
|Ford Motor Co.||16,326||11,219||33,715||21,451|
|Nissan North America||2,582||1,658||5,382||3,370|
|*Includes Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile and Pontiac|
|Source: Automotive News Data Center and Autodata Corp.|