Though it's still the overall best-selling passenger car sold in America, Toyota's Camry wasn't number one in February of '07 -- when its main rival, Honda's Accord, outsold it 30,058 to 28,816.

Both cars saw their overall sales increase by 2.3-2.4 percent from Feb. 2006 to Feb. 2007 -- and continue to be the dominant players in their segment.

A pair of Toyotas, the Matrix compact crossover and the Corolla compact sedan, registered third -- with 28,321 cars sold during Feb. of 2007 (up 2.3 percent from the same period last year).

There was some good news for domestic brands, too.

The recently updated Chevy Impala sedan, with 26,925 cars sold during Feb., isn't too far off the pace of the import leaders. Year-to-year, the Impala's numbers are up 2.1 percent from the same period last year -- a credible performance only a few ticks behind either Accord or Camry.

Two Fords also did well.

Sales of the Focus and Fusion were up 1.2 and 1.1 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, there was some bad news for Honda. Sales of the usually popular Civic dropped significantly -- down 21 percent from Feb. of '06 to Feb. of '07. Only 18,117 Civics left dealerships -- vs. 22,942 during the same period last year.

Hyundai's Sonata sedan also dipped, with overall sales down 11.7 percent.

Toyota's Prius hybrid, on the other hand, is enjoying explosive popularity -- with sales up 86.8 percent from Feb. of '06 to Feb. of '07. Almost twice the cars sold in Feb. 2006 (6,547) were sold during Feb. of 2007 (12,227).

Other winners and losers in the game of numbers and percentages:

* Dodge's brand-new Caliber sport crossover posted a strong showing during Feb. '07 -- with 9,900 cars sold. On the other hand, the Charger sedan didn't do so well, with sales dropping 9.2 percent (10,776 sold in Feb. 2007 vs. 11,862 sold in Feb. 2006).

* BMW highly regarded 3-Series entry-luxury sport sedan was up a very solid 28.4 percent.

* Pontiac's G6 sport sedan was also up 15.4 percent.

* Ford's Mustang appears to be slipping, with sales down 19.4 percent (10,772 cars sold Feb.2007 vs. 13,367 cars sold during Feb. 2006).

* Chevy's Malibu sedan also appears to be struggling, with sales down 17 percent. The Chevy Cobalt economy sedan also did poorly, with sales dropping 23.9 percent.

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