GM/Chrysler Preferences

About one-third of car owners in Greater Nashua own cars, minivans or pickups made by General Motors or Chrysler Corp., according to a Telegraph analysis of car-registration data from the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

There is some variation among area towns in popularity, with drivers in Hollis and Amherst the least likely to own these companies’ cars.

Fewer than one in five vehicles registered in those towns are from one of the half-dozen GM nameplates, including now-defunct Oldsmobile, compared with more than one out of every four vehicles in Hudson, Mont Vernon and Wilton.

For Chrysler, fewer than one in 13 vehicles in Hollis and Amherst have the Chrysler, Dodge or Plymouth nameplate, compared with more than one in 10 in Lyndeborough and Milford. Those two towns, in fact, are the only ones in the region where Chrysler’s various vehicles are more numerous than those of Toyota.

The analysis isn’t exact, however, because it includes only traditional license plates – not vanity plates, “moose” plates or other specialty plates, such as handicap plates or those for wounded veterans.

Traditional plates are by far the majority of license plates, but people who obtain the specialty plates might have different preferences in car companies.

TOWN 
% GM
% CHRYSLER
Nashua
21
9
Amherst
19.3
7.6
Brookline
21.9
9.3
Hollis
19.4
6.9
Hudson
25.1
9.5
Litchfield
22.2
9.1
Lyndeborough
24.4
10.7
Merrimack
21.6
8.8
Milford
24.5
10.8
Mont Vernon
20.7
9.5
Wilton
25.4
9.4