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

Domestics do well again, Toyota and Honda falter

By the Numbers - June 2010: Not Without My Neff Edition

Porsche Doubles Up, Domestics Swing for the Fences

By the Numbers - May 2010: Memorial for Mercury Edition

Dodge explodes for 72.7-percent sales increase, domestics dominate

By the Numbers - March 2010: Get Off My Back Edition

Incentives push Toyota up 41%, Buick sales skyrocket up 76%

By the Numbers - January 2010: Total Recall Edition

Toyota Motor Company falls 16%, FoMoCo up 25%

By the Numbers - November 2009: Strengthen Your Core Edition

Hyundai up 46%, Nissan up 30% and all GM core brands positive

By the Numbers - October 2009: Green is Growing Edition

Hyundai, Kia and Subaru all report +40% increase in sales

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 September versus the same period in 2008 with another t

By the Numbers - August 2009: Cash for Clunkers Edition

FoMoCo sales up 17%, GM and Chrysler improve but still losing sales

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

Subaru sales up 34%, Ford Motor Company finally posts positive numbers

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

FoMoCo falls only 11%, Chrysler Group drops 42%

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 decreased last month compared to May 2008, but they decreased at a far slower rate than its majo

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.

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 same month in 2008.

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 General Motors (-52.9%) again took the brunt of it, but Toyota (-39.8%), Honda (-38%) and Nissan (-37%) weren't far behind. This just goes to show that the argument about U.S. domestic automakers not sel

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 domestic automakers plead for and receive federal aid in December may have contributed to their particularly poor sales performance in January. Adding support to that theory is Ford Motor Company, which

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.

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