10 Best Selling Cars Ever! I Bet You’ve Owned A Car On This List!
#10. Ford Taurus
The Ford Taurus was the first front wheel drive vehicle produced by Ford. It became an instant hit among car buyers and became the number one selling car in America between 1992 and 1996. The Taurus was removed from production in 1996 only to be brought back a year later due to overwhelming consumer demand. Currently in its sixth generation, the Taurus continues to be a strong seller with over 7.8 million units sold since its initial release.
#9. Oldsmobile 88
Introduced in 1949 and removed from production in 1999, the Oldsmobile 88 is the 9th highest selling car in U.S. history with 8.8 million units sold. Much of the cars success was due to its appeal with the younger generation. They helped propel the Oldsmobile 88’s sales upon its first release and continued to support the car until the end of its run in 1999.
#8. Ford Mustang
Introduced at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, the Mustang was instantly successful, selling 685,989 units by the end of 1965. The Mustang is one of the most iconic American muscle cars, with dozens of Muscle car clubs and a very prominent role in American cinema and TV. In total the Mustang has sold over 9.4 million units and remains just as popular today.
#7. Ford Focus
The Ford Focus was released as a replacement for the Ford Escort. With high gas mileage and low cost, it’s no surprise the Focus sells as well as it does. The Ford Focus has proved it’s more than just a plain commuter car by selling over ten million units to date.
#6. Oldsmobile Cutlass
The Oldsmobile company labeled a large number of their cars with the Cutlass badge, many of them were very different from one another. The model most remember and praise is the Cutlass Supreme, this mid-size car was the best selling passenger car of 1976. By the end of its life in 1999 the Cutlass Supreme had sold 11.9 million units.
#5. Chevy Impala
Debuting in 1958, the Chevy Impala was Chevy’s most expensive passenger model and was one of the best selling cars in the United States. The Impala remained one of Chevy’s most popular cars throughout the ’60s, ’70s and 80’s. Even today, the Impala is one of the most popular cars on the market, selling over 15 million units.
#4. Ford Model T
Selling 16.5 million units in its 19 year lifespan puts the Ford Model T at number 4 on this list of the best selling cars of all time. Known as the “Tin Lizzie,” the Model T was introduced to the world in 1908. The Model T was the first car that was made affordable for all classes and it paved the way for all the car we see on the roads today.
#3. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta has been in production since 1976 and is currently in its 7th generation. The Ford Fiesta has sold over 16.5 million units making it one of Ford’s best selling models. In 1998, the Fiesta was given a minor face-life aimed at giving it a new, edgier look and again in 2006 in order to keep up with the ever-changing technological times.
#2. Ford Escort
Originally designed and sold in Europe, the Ford Escort debuted in 1968, but wasn’t released in the United States until 1980, as a replacement for the Ford Pinto. Eventually succeeded by the Ford Focus in 1999, the escort continued production until 2002. By the end of its production life the Escort had sold over 20 million units.
#1. Ford F-Series Pickup Truck
Ford’s flagship truck is still topping the sales charts 65 years after it was first released. The F-Series truck is the best-selling truck in the world and continually receives award and accolades because of that. There’s nothing too fancy about the F-series, it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It takes pride in being a rugged workhorse that’s tough as nails. That attitude, plus the performance and dependability that only comes with the Ford name, is why The F-Series is the number one, best selling American made car of all time. Congrats, Ford.