Expecting a repeat performance of September in the United States’ vehicle sales statistics, The Good Car Guy was shocked to find two outperformers. How dare Mini and Audi stray from the flock of upside-down trending? Therefore, unlike September when The Good Car Guy forsook the – symbol in favour of simply typing in the Numbers, this month requires a full +/- slate. Take note, Subaru hasn’t yet posted but did complete its best ever October in Canada. (*Update – Subie just posted.)

Under Tata, Jaguar and Land Rover have forsaken public disclosure in America. Buick, Mercury, Pontiac, and Suzuki all show sales that are just above half what they were last October. Cadillac, Chrysler, GMC, Hummer, Porsche, Saturn, and Volvo posted less than half the sales of October/2007. Arranged by their total sales, here’s the list of major automakers competing in the United States. (Find Canada’s stats for 10/2008 here)

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Toyota: -21.3% to 135,818
Ford: -27.9% to 114,969
Chevrolet: -40.3% to 107,313
Honda: -25.7% to 75,756
Dodge: -27% to 53,267
Nissan: -33.4% to 49,833
Jeep: -32.9% to 21,360
GMC: -52.5% to 21,109
Hyundai: -31.1% to 20,820
BMW: -13.9% to 20,203
Chrysler: -50.8% to 19,903
Mazda: -25.9% to 16,442
Lexus: -35.2% to 16,283
Volkswagen: -7.9% to 15,889
Kia: -38.5% to 15,483
Mercedes-Benz: -34.3% to 14,996
Pontiac: -48.2% to 13,054
Subaru: -14% to 12,917
Acura: -21.6% to 10,108
Cadillac: -55.1% to 9,541
Saturn: -54.6% to 8,583
Buick: -46.3% to 7,642
Mitsubishi: 19.3% to 7,486
Audi: +0.3% to 7,443
Lincoln: -27.7% to 7,399
Infiniti: -28.5% to 7,112
Mercury: -47.4% to 6,753
Mini: +56.4% to 5,272
Volvo: -52.1% to 3,717
Suzuki: -46.7% to 3,482
Saab: 13.2% to 1,975
Porsche: -50.1% to 1,427
Hummer: -64.6% to 1,368