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US auto sales down 23% - worse for GM

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/...s_6956637.html

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. said Thursday its September sales fell 45 percent, citing weak consumer confidence and the conclusion of the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

==== I love how they blame weak confidence and the conclusion of CARS - it can't be both. If confidence was that weak, how did they all proclaim CARS was such as success? ======

BY THE NUMBERS: GM sold a total of 155,679 light vehicles in September, down from 282,806 in the same month last year.

For the first nine months of this year, GM sales fell 36.3 percent to 1.5 million from 2.4 million.

THE DIVISIONS: September car sales dropped 42.4 percent to 68,232, while light truck demand fell 46.8 percent to 87,447.

TOP SELLER: Sales of the Impala sedan dropped 51.9 percent to 13,047.

HOT MODELS: GM sold a total of 7,961 of its Camaro model, which was introduced earlier this year.

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From the way it reads, GM was referring to both to explain the drop, not the media.

CARS was a success because they spent all our money in it. Somehow it makes certain political parties feel good when they're spending other people's money for seemingly no reason.

I'm doing my part. If they just build it now.

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From the way it reads, GM was referring to both to explain the drop, not the media.

CARS was a success because they spent all our money in it. Somehow it makes certain political parties feel good when they're spending other people's money for seemingly no reason.

I'm doing my part. If they just build it now.
yeah, I just went and edited that part of my comment. I mis-read it at first. Sounds like the GM press people are in denial

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