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2011 treated GoodCarBadCar kindly. The number of visits nearly tripled, the number of returning visitors nearly quadrupled, and California retained its title as the state with the most GoodCarBadCar readers. The Good Car Guy, normally known as Timothy Cain,’s publisher and editor-in-chief, began contributing to’s Kicking Tires blog and became a regular contributor at Sympatico Autos

So if more people than ever before are coming to GoodCarBadCar in search of information, what are they choosing to read? 

The five most popular sales-related articles on GoodCarBadCar, with less then twelve hours remaining, are listed below. This list doesn’t include navigation pages like the Sales StatsGood 12, or Best Sellers pages you see at the top of every GCBC page. After checking out the list of dominant sales-related posts, a list which mostly showcases older articles which have had a longer period in which to draw an audience, check out GoodCarBadCar’s five most popular Driven reviews and five most popular photo galleries.


#5 – Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In America – March 2010
For whatever reason, this ancient best seller list remains a favourite of Google’s. Thus, it remains a frequent entry point for new visitors to GoodCarBadCar. The Camry was #1 that month, by the way.

#4 – Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – January 2011
With eleven months to collect readers, this Ford Escape-leading table has better traffic numbers than recent posts which have only had 30 or 60 or 90 days to entice visitors.

#3 – Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – February 2011
On March 2nd, U.S. sales figures revealed Toyota held the top two spots on the best-selling cars list for February.

#2 – Top 10 Best-Selling Auto Brands In America – June 2010
Ford sold more than 155K cars in the sixth month of 2010, a fact many readers still seem to enjoy confirming.

#1 – Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – March 2011
After taking the top two spots in March, Toyota’s Camry and Corolla fell to third and fifth, respectively, in March.


#5 – Kia Soul 4U

Nissan Juke front end

Since the Soul’s automatic tranny endured harsh criticism at GCBC, Kia’s made major changes.

#4 – Hyundai Accent GL Sedan
A terrific compact at the time, the Accent has since dropped down a peg in the shadow of its platform-mate’s interior. The Kia Soul is a Good 12 winner for 2012.

#3 – Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Boring car, great engine.

#2 – Mini Cooper S ALL4 Countryman
Fun car, but from an owning perspective, it probably doesn’t make much sense to fork out this kind of coin for this kind of car.

#1 – Nissan Juke SV AWD
The Juke was enjoyable enough to land a spot on The Good 12 last year and, recently, the 2012 list, too.


#5 – Volkswagen Jetta TDI Driven
Cell phone pics of the Jetta outside a new soccer stadium are worth looking over. Or are they just coming for the words?

#4 – 2012 Volkswagen Passat Style Analysis And Photo Gallery
Boring to look at, but strangely classy and dignified.

#3 – 2011 Mini Countryman Driven
A mixture of cell phone pics and images from a Nikon DSLR make the gallery at the bottom of GoodCarBadCar’s Countryman review worth checking out.

#2 – Official: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Pictures And Specs
Better than the old Beetle but still very much a Beetle.

#1 – 2012 Hyundai Accent vs. 2012 Kia Rio In Pictures
More than just two Rio galleries, this is a also a great opportunity to see how Hyundai and Kia take the same bits and build two very different cars.