February best month for auto sales since "Cash for Clunkers"

Car salesmen took their best sportcoats out of mothballs, spritzed some Sex Panther behind their ears and sold the Puxatawney out of the market in February, giving the U.S. auto industry its best month since "Cash for Clunkers." And here you thought the middle class was broke. » 3/01/11 3:00pm 3/01/11 3:00pm

Chrysler Reports 32.8% September Sales Decline

Chrysler LLC is reporting September sales declines of 32.8% over the same period a year earlier, with results battered by the same economic forces other automakers are up against. Chrysler Finance also discontinued leasing » 10/01/08 5:15pm 10/01/08 5:15pm at the end of July, marking September as another month Chrysler dealers had to find alternative…

Toyota September Sales Down 32%; Honda Drops 24%

As clear proof that today's recession is an equal-opportunity unemployer, Toyota has posted a September sales decline of 32% from a year earlier — one of the worst results in the company's 50 years of US sales — while Honda sank 24% in the face of the consumer credit crisis. The declines at Toyota and Honda reinforce… » 10/01/08 3:25pm 10/01/08 3:25pm

GM September Sales Drop 15.6%

General Motors reported a 15.6% decline in September sales versus the same period a year earlier. While still posting a decline, GM topped analysts expectations of an approximately 25% drop. GM was hurt by the same market forces affecting other manufacturers, but the company likely stemmed some of the bleeding by… » 10/01/08 2:40pm 10/01/08 2:40pm

Ford Sales Drop 34% In September

Ford is reporting a 34% drop in sales from the same period a year earlier within its core Ford/Lincoln/Mercury brands. Total sales were 116,734 for September 2008 versus over 175,361 during September 2007. The results make September the lowest sales month this year for Ford and the tenth consecutive month of declining… » 10/01/08 1:18pm 10/01/08 1:18pm