Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Madness for Car Dealers

March was a great month for automakers.

Nick Bunkley of The New York Times reports:

Nearly all automakers reported increases for March, and several analysts projected that total sales for the industry surged about 30 percent from a year ago.

The Ford Motor Company said its sales rose 40 percent. Ford’s sales rose 36 percent in the first quarter over all.

General Motors said sales of the four brands that it would continue to operate increased 43 percent and that its total sales rose 21 percent. Buick sales jumped 76 percent.

1 comment:

  1. We are used to seeing reports of auto sales and cheering when there is an upturn.

    Unfortunately, this appears to me to be just a habit left over from the heyday.

    I say this because I really don't think any level of increase in auto sales will bring back enough jobs to make much difference to Flint.


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