Not as though you were expecting otherwise, the Numbers for November/2008 in the automotive sales segment of the economy are disastrous. Tata, whose hotel was just blown to bits by terrorists in Mumbai, continues to decline requests to release sales figures for Jaguar and Land Rover. Mini, the line in bold and itallics below, is configured that way for a significant reason. The BMW-owned British small car builder was the only brand to post sales that were better this November than in November of ’07. The only others to come close to that in America were, surprisingly, Lincoln, and not-so-surprisingly, Subaru. Click here for last month’s story and click here for the Canadian results.

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Toyota: -33.8% to 114,084
Ford: -30% to 103,055
Chevrolet: -36.9% to 95,756
Honda: -30.6% to 68,345
Dodge: -44.3% to 44,941
Nissan: -44.4% to 38,974
Jeep: -41.8% to 20,302
GMC: -41.5% to 20,214
Chrysler: -56% to 20,017
Hyundai: -39.7% to 19,221
Lexus: -34.7% to 16,223
BMW: -36% to 15,217
Kia: -37.2% to 15182
VW: -19.2% to 14,295
Mazda: -31.3% to 14,134
Mercedes-Benz: -38.2% to 14,102
Subaru: -7.8% to 13,706
Pontiac: -53.4% to 12,140
Cadillac: -48.3% to 8,815
Saturn: -46.2% to 8,130
Lincoln: -8.3% to 8,019
Acura: -38.9% to 7,888
Mercury: -41.4% to 7,744
Infiniti: -28% to 7,631
Buick: -43.3% to 7,516
Audi: -25.4% to 6,788
Mitsubishi: -35.4% to 5096
Mini: +43% to 4,545
Volvo: -46.5% to 4,404
Suzuki: -46% to 3,216
Hummer: -63.9% to 1,454
Porsche: -48.2% to 1,378
Saab: -57.5% to 852