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    By The Numbers - July 2010: How Soon We Forget Edition

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 - November 2009: Strengthen Your Core Edition

    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

    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

    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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    By the Numbers - August 2009: Cash for Clunkers Edition

    FoMoCo sales up 17%, GM and Chrysler improve but still losing sales After reviewing the U.S. auto industry's sales numbers for August 2009, the true effect of the government's Cash for Clunkers program has come into crystal clear focus. There are those automakers that were prepared for this ...

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    By the Numbers - July 2009: Turn of the Tide Edition

    Subaru sales up 34%, Ford Motor Company finally posts positive numbers Is the tide turning? Do all those green boxes below indicate that the sweeping current of auto sales ennui has subsided? That's a tough question to answer considering that the government's Cash for Clunkers rebate program began ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #134

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    Just in time for the July 4th holiday roadtrip, it's Episode #134 of the Autoblog Podcast! We've had a couple delays this week getting together to chat about recent events, but hopefully we're hitting your media player before you ...

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    By the Numbers - June 2009: Bankruptcy a Bad Idea Edition

    FoMoCo falls only 11%, Chrysler Group drops 42%Want more proof that Ford Motor Company made the right move in avoiding bankruptcy, unlike General Motors and the Chrysler Group, its cross-town rivals? Sales figures for the month of June 2009 show that Ford sharply lessened its sales slide with a ...

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    By the Numbers - May 2009: GM and Ford Surprise Edition

    We weren't expecting this, especially from General Motors, which was forced to sell cars and trucks last month amidst rumors of impending bankruptcy (something that came to fruition as soon as the month was over). Despite this, GM posted a decrease in sales volume of only 29.55%. Sure, GM's sales ...

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    By The Numbers: April 2009 - More of the Same, With a Twist Edition

    We're doing something new for this month's By the Numbers – ordering each brand and automaker by the most number of vehicles sold to the least. We used to order everything alphabetically, but figured this way easily surfaced an extra facet of information. On to the numbers. Not a single brand ...

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    By the Numbers - March 2009: Ain't No Joke Edition

    Despite today being April Fools' Day, not one of the sales figures reported by automakers below for the month of March 2009 is a joke. The U.S. auto industry's sales slide continues, and despite the overall market selling more vehicles in March versus February, nearly all brands fell versus the ...

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    By the Numbers - February 2009: Wish It Were A Leap Year Edition

    One more day in February wouldn't have done much to salvage yet another bad month of sales for the U.S. auto industry, but it wouldn't have hurt. All of the big automakers saw sales down around 40% or more last month compared to February 2008. Chrysler Co. (-44%), Ford Motor Company (-48.4%) and ...

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    By the Numbers - January 2009: Not So Happy New Year Edition

    All the numbers are in for the first month of sales in 2009... and they aren't pretty. Chrysler LLC and General Motors continue to lead the pack with sales drops of 54.8% and 48.8%, respectively. While the overall economy is weak and access to credit limited, the fact that Americans watched both ...

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    By The Numbers - 2008: Phew! Glad That's Over Edition

    We didn't know sales for the U.S. auto industry in 2008 would be this bad when the year began, but it sure ended on a fitting note. Over the past six months or so we've seen the U.S. auto sales market nearly collapse and almost take our own domestic auto industry with it. Nevertheless, there were a ...


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