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Cozz
10-05-2008, 02:08 AM
September 2008 vs. September 2007 (%)

(-34%) Ford - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144378.html

(-25%) Hyundai Motor - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144424.html

(-09%) Mercedes - Benz/Smart - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144472.html

(-45%) Porsche - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144475.html

(-30%) Toyota - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144573.html

(-35%) Mazda - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144572.html

(-25%) BMW Group - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144667.html

(-20%) Honda - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144571.html

(-27%) Acura - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144570.html

(-36%) Nissan - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144666.html

(-11%) Subaru - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144715.html

(-05%) Audi - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144713.html

(-33%) Chrysler - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144765.html

(-15%) GM - http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/144765.html

U.S Auto Sales Plunge As Credit Crunch Hits...
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/145087.html


Tighter Credit Adds to Auto Industry's Woes...
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/10/01/145040.html

Ascariss
10-05-2008, 02:47 AM
:eek: damn this is rather disturbing and wonder if such declines may influence product launches or delay some product indef. :sad2:

knicks125
10-05-2008, 10:21 PM
Disaster for most, easily concluded.

Cozz, two corrections - GM and Subaru - both finished lower than their last year so no one, no automaker in the US pulled out an increase.

Cozz
10-06-2008, 01:54 AM
Disaster for most, easily concluded.

Cozz, two corrections - GM and Subaru - both finished lower than their last year so no one, no automaker in the US pulled out an increase.
Yeah, I tried to compile it so fast that I got those two wrong. I thought I read that GM gained in share so maybe that's where I got confused when skimming through numbers. Will re-read both of those.

Rob
10-06-2008, 04:47 PM
I know the money worries are bad, but this is startling.

boston
10-06-2008, 07:01 PM
:eek: damn this is rather disturbing and wonder if such declines may influence product launches or delay some product indef. :sad2:


I think the F150 was the first vehicle to be delayed

lewisl
10-07-2008, 10:01 AM
WOW! :eek: Only Subaru and General Motors seem to bee on the positive growth side - barely! Bad news for almost all the other companies.

boston
10-08-2008, 02:31 PM
Just notice this:

I like the Flex and Taurus X and am sorry to see this posting on worldcar forums.


Fordís enigmatic new Flex appears to be stumbling out of the sales gate. The boxy-yet-sleek three-row crossover wagon has been on the market for four months, and sales numbers have already been falling for the past two months from starting figures that were already well below expectations.

Given Americaís growing financial crisis and continued fretting over gasoline prices, some of this is to be expected, but the bottom line is that Ford has gone on record hoping for 70,000-100,000 units per year, and the Flex is presently floundering at just over 2,000 units per month (about 24,000 units per year). This, despite the fact that there are already substantial cash-back options on the table for buyers. Even factoring in market conditions, early signs are that the Flex just isnít clicking with buyers.

knicks125
10-08-2008, 03:26 PM
WOW! :eek: Only Subaru and General Motors seem to bee on the positive growth side - barely! Bad news for almost all the other companies.

No. No one was up in September for the US market.

Here is the actual breakdown:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/01/by-the-numbers-september-2008-nobody-wins-edition/

It hurts just to look at all of the red marks...