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 sales. On a related note, Volvo, while not included in Ford's 34% drop, reported a nearly 52% decline in sales from September 2007. More numbers as they come in.