AUTO SALES AMERICA JANUARY 2009

So bad was the first month of 2009 in the United States of America’s automotive marketplace, drastically declining sales says you outperformed the competition. 
That’s because, don’t you see, dramatically declining sales are even worse. Indeed, a drop from 34,372 sales in January of ’08 to 10,685 last month is devastatingly declinatory. 
To be true, Hyundai had a very good month (in Canada, too). Thank incentives such as, “Got fired? Bring your car back within twelve months and we’ll take it without affecting your credit”. Subaru saw a sales increase, too. Without the fact that these sales percentage Numbers are based on daily sales rates, Kia would be on the plus side, as well. Toyota leads the pack, as you’ll see below in GoodCarBadCar’s list of automotive sellers. Saab…. oh, Saab
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Toyota: -34.9% to 102,565
Ford: -41.8% to 79,322
Chevrolet: -50.4% to 77,186
Honda: -30.5% to 63,175
Nissan: -33.8% to 46,769
Dodge-52.3% to 34,638
Hyundai: +9.9% to 24,512
Kia: -0.5% to 22,096
GMC: -40.8% to 19,120
Jeep: -51.2% to 16,834
Mazda: -30.1% to 15,420
Lexus: -30.3% to 14,722
Volkswagen: -15% to 12,744
BMW: -18.7% to 12,232
Subaru: +3.9% to 12,194
Chrysler: -70.1% to 10,685
Mercedes-Benz: -45.1% to 10,433
Pontiac: -62% to 9,104
Cadillac: -44.8% to 8,499
Acura: -32.4% to 7,856
Infiniti: -20.1% to 7,115
Buick: -47.4% to 6,969
Saturn: -61.4% to 6,172
Lincoln: -26.7% to 6,091
Mercury: -46.4% to 5,183
Mitsubishi: -37% to 4,730
Audi: -29.3% to 4,722
Suzuki-50.6% to 3,655
Volvo: -65.2% to 2,910
Mini: -18.6% to 2,082
Porsche: -38.6% to 1,658
Hummer: -61.5% to 1,222
Saab: -48.2% to 955