Some automakers returned from trick or treating last night with pillowcases full of great sales numbers, and others wish they had stopped at a few more houses.

The biggest winner continues to be the Chrysler Group, which for the month of October 2011 posted a sales gain of 27 percent versus the same month last year. The Pentastar's ghoulishly good numbers are due among other things to Jeep, which enjoyed positively trending sales across the board except for the Grand Cherokee and a stellar performance from the Chrysler 200/Dodge Avenger duo. The new 200 alone added 11,205 sales to replace the Sebring's achievement of 2,221 sales last October.

As for the other domestics, Ford Motor Company put up a 6.25-percent increase with no thanks to Lincoln, which was down 10.83 percent. General Motors, meanwhile, barely eked out increased sales of 1.71 percent thanks to a strong enough showing by Chevrolet (6.04 percent) to balance out negative numbers from GMC, Buick and Cadillac.

Volkswagen continues to be a standout brand, backing up last month's gains of 35.57 percent with an industry-leading 39.55 percent performance in October. Honda and Toyota, however, continue to quietly lose sales. Ostensibly, blame can at least be partially attributed to the continued effects on production issues stemming back to the natural disasters suffered by Japan earlier this year.

Check out the rest of last month's sales numbers in the table below.

Brand/Company Vol. % Oct-11 Oct-10 DSR %* Oct-11 Oct-10
Volkswagen 39.55 28,028 20,084 44.92 1,078 744
Mini 37.09 5,415 3,950 42.36 208 146
Chrysler 28.39 21,244 16,547 33.32 817 613
Mercedes-Benz 28.17 24,449 19,076 33.10 940 707
Audi 25.80 10,225 8,128 30.64 393 301
Jeep 25.47 35,733 28,480 30.29 1,374 1,055
Dodge 24.85 33,734 27,020 29.65 1,297 1,001
Hyundai 22.85 52,402 42,656 27.57 2,015 1,580
Volvo 22.60 4,899 3,996 27.31 188 148
Nissan 22.06 75,484 61,843 26.75 2,903 2,290
Kia 20.81 37,690 31,199 25.45 1,450 1,156
Ram 20.71 21,836 18,090 25.35 840 670
BMW 13.50 21,873 19,272 17.86 841 714
Ford 12.59 161,709 143,624 16.92 6,220 5,319
Land Rover 10.65 3,273 2,958 14.90 126 110
Chevrolet 6.04 131,804 124,294 10.12 5,069 4,603
Jaguar 2.47 1,327 1,295 6.41 51 48
Mazda 1.74 18,326 18,013 5.65 705 667
Acura 0.94 11,115 11,011 4.83 428 408
Honda -0.66 87,218 87,800 3.16 3,355 3,252
GMC -4.61 31,609 33,136 -0.94 1,216 1,227
Suzuki -4.70 1,947 2,043 -1.03 75 76
Toyota -6.78 115,954 124,383 -3.19 4,460 4,607
Buick -7.02 11,687 12,569 -3.44 450 466
Lincoln -10.83 6,094 6,834 -7.40 234 253
Smart -10.90 327 367 -7.47 13 14
Subaru -11.62 20,081 22,720 -8.22 772 841
Cadillac -11.93 11,795 13,393 -8.54 454 496
Infiniti -13.47 6,862 7,930 -10.14 264 294
Lexus -14.22 18,092 21,091 -10.92 696 781
Porsche -14.24 2,270 2,647 -10.94 87 98
Mitsubishi -14.34 4,378 5,111 -11.05 168 189
Saab -54.52 337 741 -52.57 13 27
Fiat 1,965 0 76 0
COMPANIES
Chrysler Group 27.04 114,512 90,137 31.93 4,404 3,338
Nissan NA 18.02 82,346 69,773 22.56 3,167 2,584
BMW Group 17.51 27,288 23,222 22.03 1,050 860
Ford Mo Co 6.25 167,803 157,935 10.33 6,454 5,849
General Motors 1.71 186,895 183,759 5.62 7,188 6,806
American Honda -0.48 98,333 98,811 3.34 3,782 3,660
Toyota Mo Co -7.86 134,046 145,474 -4.31 5,156 5,388

*Brands and companies are displayed in descending order according to their percentage change in volume sales. There were 26 selling days in October 2011 and 27 selling days in October 2010, so the change in monthly sales volume will be different than the change in average daily sales rate (DSR) for each brand/company.

UPDATE: Added sales figures for Suzuki and Saab.