Welcome to 2017. We have Trump, President Trumble and it's insufferably hot every single goddamn day.
Also, people are still buying cars. A lot of them actually.
Here are the top selling cars in Australia in 2017 so far...
1. Mazda3 - 3473
2. Toyota Corolla - 2943
3. Toyota HiLux - 2702
4. Ford Ranger - 2622
5. Hyundai i30 - 2018
6. Holden Commodore - 1960
7. Mazda CX-5 - 1924
8. Nissan X-Trail - 1759
9. Hyundai Tucson - 1678
10. Mazda CX-3 - 1486
The Mazda 3 takes it over close rival the Toyota Corolla, the car every middle-aged man tells me to buy when I ask what's 'reliable'.
Interestingly, January is being spun as a successful year for sales, with 84,910 cars being sold in one month. The biggest surprise was the growth of the SUV market. Toyata has a market share of 14.8% with Mazda at 11.9% and Holden coming in third with 8.5%.