For the longest time, it seemed like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic were the Lakers and Celtics of compact cars.
Year in, year out they dominated the category.
Sometimes it was because the competition from Detroit was non-existent.
Sometimes because they were so far superior to their competition from around the world it was a joke.
Those days are gone.
With compact car sales surging due to higher gas prices, Toyota and Honda find they no longer dominate the category.
Take a look at the chart below at the percentage of compact car sales in April of this year compared with April of last year.