Updated November 17/2009 @ 9:21 AST

Early Numbers reveal a recovering automotive market south of the 49th, although “recovering” is a difficult word to use when said Numbers are compared with a period (October of 2008) of the worst auto selling environment in recent memory. Sales Stats never tanked as badly in Canada and as this Canada Auto Sales post clearly shows, many automakers are cruising towards a relatively profitable autumn. GoodCarBadCar.net hasn’t yet received data capable of splitting up GM, Ford, and Chrysler Canadian sales by brand – that should come later in the month.

Overall, passenger car sales in Canada were down slightly in October, just 2.6% off last October’s pace. Light truck sales were up a little less than 1%. Acura, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai, and Mercedes were the month’s big winners when contrasted with each respective brand’s sales for the same period of last year. Losers include Mini, General Motors, and GM’s former Swedish outpost, Saab. Click here for September’s Canadian Sales Stats, here for October/2008’s Sales Stats, or click here for a complete look at the first three-quarters of auto sales in Canada.
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Ford: +20.3% to 17,669

Toyota: +19.4% to 17,354
Dodge: +3.2% to 10,856
Chevrolet: -23% to 10,082
Honda: -10.4% to 9,224
Hyundai: +43% to 8,415
Nissan: -2.5% to 5,912
Mazda: -8.1% to 5,612
Kia: +23.2% to 3,603
Volkswagen: -3.2% to 3,545
Subaru: +39.3% to 2,486
Jeep: -32.9% to 2,385
BMW: +5.5% to 2,310
Pontiac: -69% to 2,259
Mercedes-Benz: +27.8% to 2,199
Acura: +78.9% to 2,079
Lexus: +11.9% to 1,459
Mitsubishi: +8.5% to 1,452
Suzuki: +1.5% to 1,336
Audi: +2.3% to 1,100
Chrysler: -38.2% to 1,022
Infiniti: -3.5% to 743
Buick: -40% to 688
Cadillac: +5.4% to 550
Lincoln: +24.5% to 510
Saturn: -62.3% to 505
Volvo: -16.1% to 380
Mini: -21% to 380
smart: -15.6% to 228
Land Rover: +3.2% to 224
Porsche: +14% to 130
Jaguar: +23.6% to 68
Saab: -61% to 41

Hummer: -56.2% to 28
Bentley: +80% to 9
Mercury: -46% to 8
Ferrari: -20% to 8
Maserati: -50% to 7
Lamborghini: -18% to 5