July was longer this year. Uh… lemme explain. In 2007, automakers had just 24 days to sell cars in July while this year, July had 26 selling days. Therefore it’s theoretically possible that a manufacturer with a – symbol beside its numerical percentage actually sold more cars this July. In fact, with the BMW Group; Kia; Subaru; Suzuki; and Volkswagen all find themselves within that theory. July was successful – but not as successful as one might think at first glance. By brands, and ignoring unrevealed sales from Land Rover and Jaguar, here are America’s auto sales statistics from July 2008 with a twist. There ain’t no alphabetical order below. You can read’em first to worst in total sales.

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Toyota: -18% to 175,242
Ford: -20.6% to 138,175
Chevrolet: -30.5% to 137,823
Honda: -8.2% to 125,916
Nissan: +1.7% to 86,070
Dodge: -23.5% to 54,546
Hyundai: -13.6% to 40,703
Kia: -3% to 28,021
GMC: -42.5% to 27,447
Pontiac: -22% to 25,373
BMW: -9.1% to 23,914
Jeep: -44% to 22,705
Mazda: -20% to 22,418
Lexus: -25% to 22,182
Chrysler: -44.4% to 20,858
Mercedes: +3% to 20,733
Volkswagen: -4% to 20,422
Saturn: -20.2% to 17,602
Subaru: -2.7% to 16,271
Cadillac: -31% to 13,022
Acura: -17% to 12,828
Buick: -44.5% to 10,013

Infiniti: -10.9% to 9,249
Mitsubishi: -14% to 9,644
Mercury: -20% to 9,412
Lincoln: 8.8% to 8,819
Suzuki: -5.8% to 8,103
Audi: -11.9% to 6,804
Volvo: -50.4% to 5,124
Mini: +14.9% to 5,063
Porsche: -10.6% to 3,128
Saab: -42.4% to 2,026