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Despite increasing worries over the economy, decreased consumer confidence, and the emphasis placed on a ‘terrible’ economic situation in the leadup to the mid-October federal election, Honda managed to overcome the negativity to post improved sales in Canada during the month of October. Acura, alas, did not.

2 – percentage increase in total sales for the Honda division comparing this October with October of ’07
7 – percentage decline in total sales for Acura this October
58 – percentage increase in the sales of the Fit, Honda’s smallest car in the market, over the previous October
68 – percentage increase in sales of the Pilot, Honda’s largest vehicle in the market
32 – percentage increase in sales of the CR-V, which happens to be the best-selling SUV in America
30 – percentage increase in sales of the Ridgeline, Honda’s only truck
28 – percentage sales increase for the CR-V’s platform-mate, the Element
47 – percentage increase in Acura TL sales during the 31 days ending Friday
33 – percentage increase in Acura TSX sales this October
8 – models not mentioned by Honda/Acura in their bragging press release (Accord, Civic, S2000, Odyssey, CSX, RDX, MDX, RL)