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    By the Numbers - February 2011: Fish In A Barrel Edition
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    Fusion Outsells Accord, Toyota Looks Good, GM Jumps First, a couple items of house keeping. For starters, we've decided to stop including Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer. The brands haven't sold a thing for months now, so it's safe to mark their times of death and move on only reporting sales for the ...

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    By the Numbers - January 2011: Happy New Year Indeed Edition
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    Automakers Start New Year Off With Big Gains Who can argue with a January sales performance like that? Even Smart posted a sales gain! And Saab! Way to go, guys. You'd have to feel pretty bad about yourself right now if you're one of the five brands that failed to post positive sales numbers last ...

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    By the Numbers - 2010: The Year After That Really Bad Year Edition
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    2010 will be forever known as the year after that really bad year. 2009 was a horrible string of days for just about everyone who had two pennies to rub together, but automakers were hit particularly hard. The only good thing for automakers about such a bad 2009 is that it made every month in ...

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    By the Numbers - December 2010: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot Edition
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    December sales ended 2010 on a largely positive note for most manufacturers. You're probably more interested, however, in how these brands and companies performed for the entire year of 2010. Hold on to your Sirius satellite radios, because those numbers are on their way, but first we have to ...

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    By the Numbers - November 2010: Almost Done With Oh-Ten Edition
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    Subaru, Hyundai and Kia set full-year sales records The subtitle above should surprise no one. Of all the automakers operating in the U.S., Subaru, Hyundai and Kia are the only automakers to increase sales month after month through this years-long recession while their competitors have faltered. ...

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    By the Numbers - October 2010: Trick or Treat Edition [UPDATE]
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    Grand Cherokee lifts Jeep, Toyota falls hard After a couple days of delay, sales numbers for the month of October are finally in, and most automotive brands earned a treat instead of a trick. The majority of brands for sale in the U.S. achieved an increase in sales versus the same month last ...

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    By the Numbers - Sept. 2010: Couldn't Wait Until After Paris Edition
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    C4C Aftermath Makes September Sales Look Great Jeez, automakers. We're busy enough covering your wares at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Couldn't you wait until Monday to release sales figures for the month of September? Such is life. We wouldn't blame you for thinking that September 2010 was a ...

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    By The Numbers - August 2010: The C4C hangover continues
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    Luxury marques gain ground while volume brands suffer Just like any spending spree, there are consequences. And for the second straight month, the automakers that benefited most from Cash For Clunkers have seen their sales figures fall through the floor compared to August of last year. The program ...

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    By The Numbers - July 2010: How Soon We Forget Edition
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    Domestics do well again, Toyota and Honda falter Many automakers had a positive month of sales in July, particularly the domestics, with Ford Motor Company up 3.11 percent, Chrysler Group up 4.96 percent and General Motors topping the charts with its four core brands up an impressive 24.58 percent ...

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    By the Numbers - June 2010: Not Without My Neff Edition
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    Porsche Doubles Up, Domestics Swing for the Fences Our fearless Editor-in-Chief is off galavanting around the Northeast on vacation, so I've been tasked with coming up with this month's By The Numbers. Since I'm more obsessed with driving than number-crunching, there's a good chance I screwed this ...

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    By the Numbers - May 2010: Memorial for Mercury Edition
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    Dodge explodes for 72.7-percent sales increase, domestics dominate May 2010 was a crazy month of sales for the U.S. auto industry. Would you have expected Ford Motor Company, riding high on a string of successful monthly sales performances, to announce the death of Mercury on the same day it posts ...

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    By the Numbers - April 2010: Don't Count Chrysler Out Edition
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    Chrysler comes roaring back Sure, Chrysler Group sales were up an astonishing 25 percent last month and its dealer network deserves a pat on the back for clearly working their backsides off in April. That said, let's not forget the low bar that Chrysler had set for itself last year. Heading into ...

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    By the Numbers - March 2010: Get Off My Back Edition
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    Incentives push Toyota up 41%, Buick sales skyrocket up 76% Why "Get Off My Back"? Because over the past few months as automakers like General Motors and Ford have begun the process of selling off or shutting down their under-performing brands, it's become increasingly difficult to determine how ...

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    By the Numbers - February 2010: Easy Being Green Edition
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    Ford outsells GM, Toyota sales fall hard A number of things transpired last month to paint most of our By the Numbers table below green. A minor contribution can be credited to Toyota and its recall woes, the effect of which has been that many other automakers are grabbing conquest sales from the ...

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    By the Numbers - January 2010: Total Recall Edition
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    Toyota Motor Company falls 16%, FoMoCo up 25% How do you know if a recall has affected your sales? If you find yourself below the Chrysler Group in sales performance. That's exactly what happened to Toyota Motor Company in January 2010, as the early effects of its sticking pedal recall sank sales ...

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    By the Numbers - 2009: Up and Down Year Ends Down For Most Edition
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    Subaru, Kia and Hyundai increase alone, FoMoCo loses least Most automakers giving themselves a pat on the back for a strong sales performance in December should take a second look at the books. A good month of sales to finish off a crappy year still equals a crappy year of sales. The chart below ...

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    By the Numbers - December 2009: Strong Finish Edition
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    Industry finishes year strong with Ford up 33% and GM down 6% It appears that all your Toyotathons, Nissan A-Z Year End Events and Ford Year-End Sales Events worked their magic in the month of December, as the final 31 days of 2009 saw positive sales for most brands and automakers in the U.S. The ...

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    By the Numbers - November 2009: Strengthen Your Core Edition
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    Hyundai up 46%, Nissan up 30% and all GM core brands positive It's pretty easy to stage a comeback when a prior year's monthly sales are so dismal, but that still doesn't dull the sheen off what happened last month for auto sales in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Hyundai continues its winning ways ...

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    By the Numbers - October 2009: Green is Growing Edition
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    Hyundai, Kia and Subaru all report +40% increase in sales If you've been paying attention to recent editions of By the Numbers, you'll have noticed that the amount of green on our chart below is growing. Month after month, more and more brands and manufacturers are managing to produce sales ...

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    By The Numbers - September 2009: Post C4C, We're All Alright Edition
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    Here it is, the first full month of sales after the government's popular Cash for Clunkers has ended. The expected result – that auto sales would plummet once the feds stopped handing out free money in exchange for clunkers – didn't exactly happen. Nine brands posted positive sales in ...

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