Talk about a reversal of fortune. In September 1999, four of America's top 10-selling vehicles were Fords, and only one was a Chevrolet. Last month, Chevrolet owned four of the top 10, and Ford had just one.
Then as now, Ford's mighty F-series truck is perched atop the list with the perennial runner-up Chevrolet Silverado pickup in its rear-view mirror at No. 2. But Ford's Taurus and Escort cars and Explorer SUV are out of the top 10, their places taken by Chevrolet's Malibu and Impala cars and TrailBlazer SUV.
The Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Civic cars and Dodge Ram pickup were in the top 10 six years ago, and they still are. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was in the top 10 in 1999 but isn't now. It's been replaced by Nissan's Altima sedan.