In March of 2009, Americans were only able to buy cars on 25 different days. In March of 2008, Americans could buy cars on 26 different days. Seen in this light, Subaru and Kia actually sold more cars per day in the USA this March than they did last March. That’s an achievement. However, every automaker competing for sales in the States last month sold fewer total cars than they did in March of last year. In fact, Saturn sales were down 59.6% south of the border in March. Even Hyundai sales were off by 4.8%.

The story is growing more similar in Canada with each passing month. Venerable import brands like Honda, Toyota, and Mazda struggled mightily under the weight of job losses and worried consumers. True, huge incentives from General Motors (no-charge maintenance for three years, free OnStar and sat-radio) helped March’s downfall seem…. well, not as terrible as February’s.
Anyway, in order of total sales, here are the Canadian auto Sales Stats for the month of March, 2009. Autoblog.com has the American numbers in an easy-to-read format.

General Motors: -17.6% to 24,695
Ford: -15.1% to 17,021
Chrysler: -26.6% to 15,846
Toyota: -25.5% to 14,538
Honda: -20% to 11,359
Hyundai: +25.5% to 8,818
Mazda: -22% to 7,060
Nissan: -6.5% to 7,024
Kia: +12.6% to 3,555
Volkswagen: -10.6% to 3,156
Mercedes-Benz: +26% to 2,181
Mitsubishi: +8.9% to 1,983
Subaru: +14.6% to 1,878
BMW: +8% to 1,711
Lexus: +21% to 1,363
Acura: -42% to 1,211
Audi: +25.4% to 979
Suzuki: -14.4% to 948
Infiniti: -29.8% to 581
Volvo: +5.6% to 491
Mini: +3.7% to 307
smart: -34.6%% to 212
Saab: +117.7% to 172
Porsche: +9.6% to 172
Land Rover: -26.9% to 171
Jaguar: -57.8% to 57