GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota all down over 30%

While the Detroit 3 have their hands out in front of Congress, the entire U.S. auto industry turned in a report of dismal November sales today. Every major automaker saw its sales crash and crash hard last month, and the only brand to gain ground was MINI, which saw sales jump 43% on account of last year's numbers being artificially low because production of the then-new Coopers couldn't meet demand.

Credit, we suppose, should also be given to Lincoln and Subaru, each of which posted only a single-digit percentage loss of sales last month.

Clearly what's effecting the Detroit 3 automakers is effecting the entire industry, which sort of blows a hole in the argument that people aren't buying from GM, Ford and Chrysler right now because of their inferior product. Toyota and Honda were both down over 30% last month and Nissan fell 42.2%, which means that Americans just aren't buying as many cars in general as they were last year.

We're curious to find out how last month's sales numbers hinders or helps the cause of the Detroit 3 in Washington this week. We'll find out Thursday when all three CEOs testify again after Congress has reviewed their proposed plans.

Also check out our Top Ten Best-Selling Vehicles for November 2008. You might be surprised to see which vehicle is back at No. 1.

Related GalleryTop Ten Best-Selling Vehicles - Nov 2008
10: Nissan Altima - 10,828 sold9: Honda CR-V - 12,153 sold8: Chevy Impala - 12,851 sold7: Dodge Ram - 15,538 sold6: Honda Accord - 17,430 sold5: Honda Civic - 17,690 sold4: Toyota Corolla - 21,807 sold3: Toyota Camry - 24,224 sold


BY THE NUMBERS - November 2008
Brand Vol. % Change Total Sales 11/08 Total Sales 11/07 DSR % Change Daily Avg. 11/08 Daily Avg. 11/07
Acura
-38.9% 7,888 12,910 -38.9% 316 516
Audi -25.4% 6,788 9,104 -25.4% 272 364
BMW -36% 15,217 23,808 -36% 609 952
Buick -43.3% 7,516 13,245 -43.3% 301 530
Cadillac -48.3% 8,815 17,041 -48.3% 353 682
Chevrolet -36.9% 95,756 151,642 -36.9% 3,830 6,066
Chrysler -56% 20,017 45,510 -56% 801 1,820
Dodge -44.3% 44,941 80,670 -44.3% 1,794 3,227
Ford -30% 103,055 147,310 -30% 4,122 5,892
GMC -41.5% 20,214 34,549 -41.5% 809 1,382
Honda -30.6% 68,345 98,521 -30.6% 2,734 3,941
HUMMER -63.9% 1,454 4,029 -63.9% 58 161
Hyundai -39.7% 19,221 31,883 -39.7% 769 1,275
Infiniti -28% 7,631 10,604 -28% 305 424
Jeep -41.8% 20,302 34,908 -41.8% 812 1,396
Kia -37.2% 15,182 24,177 -37.2% 607 967
Lexus -34.7% 16,223 24,848 -34.7% 649 994
Lincoln -8.3% 8,019 8,744 -8.3% 321 350
Mazda -31.3% 14,134 20,580 -31.3% 565 823
Mercedes-Benz -38.2% 14,102 22,819 -38.2% 564 913
Mercury -41.4% 7,744 13,204 -41.4% 310 528
MINI 43% 4,545 3,177 43% 182 127
Mitsubishi -35.4% 5,096 7,893 -35.4% 204 316
Nissan -44.4% 38,974 70,079 -44.4% 1,559 2,803
Pontiac -53.4% 12,140 20,040 -53.4% 486 1,042
Porsche -48.2% 1,378 2,662 -48.2% 55 106
Saab -57.5% 852 2,003 -57.5% 34 80
Saturn -46.2% 8,130 15,105 -46.2% 325 604
Subaru -7.8% 13,706 14,868 -7.8% 548 595
Suzuki -46.3% 3,216 5,987 -46.3% 129 239
Toyota -33.8% 114,084 172,341 -33.8% 4,563 6,894
Volkswagen -19.2% 14,295 17,689 -19.2% 572 708
Volvo -46.5% 4,404 8,227 -46.5% 176 329
COMPANIES
BMW Group -26.8%
19,762
26,985
-26.8%
790
1,079
Chrysler LLC -47% 85,260 161,088 -47% 3,410 6,444
FoMoCo -30.6% 123,222 177,485 -30.6% 4,929 7,099
General Motors -41.3% 154,877 263,654 -41.3% 6,195 10,546
Honda America -31.6%
76,233
111,431
-31.6%
3,049
4,457
Nissan NA -42.2% 46,605 80,683 -42.2% 1,864 3,227
Toyota Mo Co -33.9%
130,307 197,189 -33.9% 5,212 7,888
November 2008 had 25 selling days versus 25 selling days for November 2007