BAD SITUATIONS FOR SOME CAR DEALERSHIPS

Assume for a moment that August’s sales statistics for automobiles in America directly translated to the sales at every dealership. Put it this way: sales of the Mini Cooper range were up 34.1%, thus; every BMW dealer sold 34.1% more Minis than last August. 

You’re following now. Just for curiosity’s sake we’re going to place some vehicular brands together, and then divide it by – how ’bout 1,000? –  to show just how bad life is getting in the automotive sector. Sound like fun? No, it sounds depressing. But it’ll do more for you than staring at Numbers that are always followed with a percentage sign. 
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115 – total cars sold in our hypothetical scenario in August of 2007 by a Hummer, Buick, GMC, Pontiac dealer
86 – total cars sold in our hypothetical scenario in August of 2008 by the same Hummer, Buick, GMC, Pontiac dealer
203 – total cars sold in August of 2007 by a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealership…. in the hypothetical scenario of course
151 – total cars sold in August of 2008 by a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealership
47 – total cars sold in August of 2007 by a Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki dealership
39 – total cars sold in August of 2008 by a Mitsubishi, Mazda, Suzuki dealership
168 – total cars sold in August of 2007 by a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealer
110 – total cars sold in August of 2008 by a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealer