• Dec 3, 2007
The November sales numbers are in and by far the biggest news is that Ford Motor Company sales actually rose 0.4% last month. While not a huge jump, the automaker deserved of a little green arrow next to its name nonetheless.
General Motors, however, fell 11.4. Honda and Nissan fared well, with sales up 4.7, respectively. Chrysler LLC, meanwhile, fell 2%.

The other bit of surprising news is that Mercury is our Biggest Winner this month, with sales that rose an impressive 27.6 at 4,702) and the Milan (up 42.7% at 3,449) for the brand's performance last month, though we're not taking back our crack that Mercury's just a well-defined trim level.

Check out the Biggest Winner and Loser after the jump, along with our notes on individual models. You can also view past monthly sales figures by viewing our By the Numbers category.

BRANDS
Acura –24.9% at 12,910 (11/06: 17,200)
Audi –1.1% at 9,104 (11/06: 9,209)
BMW 5.3% at 23,808 (11/06: 22,602)
Buick –26.8% at 13,245 (11/06: 18,089)
Cadillac –1.2% at 17,041 (11/06: 17,250)
Chevrolet –11.3% at 151,642 (11/06: 171,003)
Chrysler –13% at 45,510 (11/06: 52,400)
Dodge 6% at 80,670 (11/06: 76,371)
Ford –0.3% at 147,310 (11/06: 147,791)
GMC –7.7% at 34,549 (11/06: 37,440)
Honda 10.4% at 98,521 (11/06: 89,246)
HUMMER –30.5% at 4,029 (11/06: 5,795)
Hyundai 12% at 31,883 (11/06: 28,417)
Infiniti 2.1% at 10,604 (11/06: 10,382)
Jaguar –11.3% at 1,114 (11/06: 1,256)
Jeep –2% at 34,908 (11/06: 35,785)
Kia 8.9% at 24,177 (11/06: 22,203)
Land Rover 2.9% at 4,352 (11/06: 4,229)
Lexus –7.0% at 24,848 (11/06: 26,719)
Lincoln –7.1% at 8,744 (11/06: 9,410)
Mazda –1.0% at 20,580 (11/06: 20,792)
Mercedes 3.4% at 22,819 (11/06: 22,079)
Mercury 27.6% at 13,204 (11/06: 10,344)
MINI 3.3% at 3,177 (11/06: 3,287)
Mitsubishi 13.8% at 7,983 (11/06: 9,256)
Nissan 6.8% at 70,079 (11/06: 65,633)
Pontiac –0.4% at 26,040 (11/06: 26,154)
Porsche 1.9% at 2,662 (11/06: 2,611)
Saab –19.8% at 2,003 (11/06: 2,497)
Saturn –17% at 15,105 (11/06: 18,190)
Subaru –5.9% at 14,868 (11/06: 15,800)
Toyota 1.4% at 172,341 (11/06: 169,976)
Volkswagen 3.6% at 17,689 (11/06: 17,082)
Volvo –10.9% at 8,227 (11/06: 9,229)

N/A: Suzuki

COMPANIES
BMW Group 4.2% at 26,985 (11/06: 25,889)
Chrysler LLC –2% at 161,088 (11/06: 164,556)
Ford Motor Co 0.4% at 182,951 (11/06: 182,259)
General Motors –11.4% at 263,654 (11/06: 297,556)
Honda America 4.7% at 111,431 (11/06: 106,446)
Nissan North America 6.1% at 80,683 (11/06: 76,015)
Toyota Motor Co. 0.3% at 197,189 (11/06: 196,695)

Biggest Winner
Mercury 27.6% at 13,204 (11/06: 10,344)

Biggest Loser
HUMMER –30.5% at 4,029 (11/06: 5,795)


NOTES:
  • Honda Accord up 25.2% at 28,161
  • CTS up 55.1% at 5,586
  • More Enclaves than Outlooks sold (3,834 vs 3,340), Acadia sold 6,395
  • Fusion up 38.8 at 13,213
  • Tundra up 43.2% at 14,988


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Jill Wagner is so gorgeous it almost makes me want to buy a Mercury.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Something about "Biggest Loser: Hummer" makes me laugh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you go on CanadianDriver.com, which I do daily, as I once lived there, you'll see ads flashing to 'Buy in Canada' from manufacturers. I am shocked at how badly the Canadians are being ripped off by higher prices.
        • 7 Years Ago
        dur dur we're supporting local businesses!111

        Why would I support douchebags that force us to pay a premium for absolutely no reason?

        Honda deserves the lawsuit (you cross you void), Ford doesn't (they don't care - while GM has sort of transfer period).
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am surprised GM didn't do better, especially individual brands such as Buick, Cadillac, and Chevy since those three brands have at least one car that sells the minute it arrives on the lot (Enclave, CTS, and Malibu, respectively).
      franknic
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM should seriously consider dumping Hummer. With Gas prices the way they are, I really doubt it will ever be profitable again.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @franknic
        just because sales are dropping doesn't mean its profitable. Sure, Hummer's not so good for GM's image, but they must make tons of profit on every vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GO HYUNDAI!!! WOOT!
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM did what everyone on here is begging for and brought over European models and guess what Saturn's numbers are DOWN. Ford slaps a new grill and interior on an old Focus and see's a big sales boost. Goes to show how much we all really know about what is and isn't going to sell.

      Canadians are not running across the border in droves to buy cars because getting them back home and getting warranty coverage is a pain. The numbers have gone up but not enough to effect overall US sales. The few who are bothering are doing so to buy high end models where they can save $10,000 or more. Nobody cares over a grand or two savings on a Focus or Accord. Oh and Canadians buy Honda's, Toyota's and Hyundai's just like our American friends so cross border shopping wouldn't just help the domestics.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Saturn's sales are most likely down because the ION has been discontinued and dealers are almost, if not already, out of IONs. The Astra won't have as much volume as the ION did, but the IONs sales seem to have really been helped by fleet sales as of late. The Aura is hardly a European model, as it shares more with the G6/Malibu than it does the Vectra.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that dead brand walking Mercury single handedly pulled Ford out of the ditch in November!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "GM did what everyone on here is begging for and brought over European models and guess what Saturn's numbers are DOWN. Ford slaps a new grill and interior on an old Focus and see's a big sales boost."

      Way to go Judy!

      Saturn is dud has been and will be, return the money to the other divisions where it was taken from Roger Smith is dead and his money losing idea should be buried alongside him.
        far jr
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ello... Some reading comprehension may have helped you understand that Mr. Oak actually wrote New York/ New Jersey metropolitan region. Not just Jersey. What's your beef.

        Anyway, I agree with Oak that Saturn offers some fine cars but may not be getting consumers attention if a dealer is not located nearby.
        • 7 Years Ago
        GM needs to either kill Saturn, or open more dealerships. I am really surprised that they actually sell as many cars as they do. One has to really go out of their way to find their dealerships.

        In the NY/NJ metropolitan area approx. 18.5 million people GM has 6 Saturn dealerships. In the same area, they have 25 Chevrolet dealerships.

        Population Ranked 1st in the U.S.
        - Total 18,747,320 (2005 est.)
        - Density 2,790/sq. mi.
        1,077/km²
        Area 6,720 sq. mi.
        17,405 km²


        I searched the 10004 Zip code for Saturn Dealerships. Here is what I found.

        SATURN OF UNION
        2675 ROUTE 22 WEST
        UNION, NJ 07083
        (908) 686-2810

        SATURN OF LIVINGSTON
        343 W. MT. PLEASANT AVE.
        LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039
        (973) 992-0600

        SATURN OF HARLEM
        2485 SECOND AVENUE
        NEW YORK, NY 10035
        (646) 672-2930

        SATURN OF STATEN ISLAND
        1632 HYLAN BLVD.
        STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305
        (718) 979-8900

        SATURN OF PARAMUS
        101 ROUTE 4 WEST
        PARAMUS, NJ 07653
        (201) 291-6800

        SATURN OF TOTOWA
        400 ROUTE 46 EAST
        TOTOWA, NJ 07512
        (973) 890-7400
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Grand Marquis, although definately an old people car, is actually not a bad ride. My great grandpa just got one(like I said, old people car) and it rides real nice. The V8 gets good gas mileage and has decent power. It looses points in the styling department, but because it's based on something so old, quality is very good. You'd figure they'd get it right after 30 years.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Way to go Nissan! I've been seeing steady growth in Nissan sales this year with the new Murano and Maxima still to come and the Z to get a redesign as well, things are looking good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just a little correction, there's actually an $8 K difference in price betwen a loaded up accord coupe V6 in the US Vs Canada.
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