August 2008 Car Sales: Funny, it sure looks like a recession

Crossovers are not immune . . .
Lincoln MKX -23%
Nissan Murano -23% (and this is a new model)
Hyundai Santa Fe -27%
Mazda CX-7 -28%
Cadillac SRX -41%
Mitsubishi Endeavor -44%
Mazda Tribute -48%
Chevy Equinox -65%
Pontiac Torrent -66%
Ford Taurus X -66% (the Flex is likely stealing sales here)
Hyundai Veracruz -68%
Suzuki XL7 -80%

. . . even small ones
Jeep Patriot -21%
Kia Sportage -31%
Chevy HHR -32%
Mitsubishi Outlander -41%
Suzuki Grand Vitara -42%
Saturn Vue -46%
Jeep Compass -56%
Hyundai Tucson -66%

Pickup pain, less widespread than might be expected
Dodge Ram -23% (no leases, but 40% off sticker!)
Lincoln Mark LT -27%
GMC Canyon -29%
Chevy Colorado -37%
Ford F-series -42%
Mazda B-series -63%
Mitsubishi Raider -77%
Dodge Dakota -78%

Sports cars and sporty cars spin out
Are they the wrong ride in a time of pessimism?
Mazda RX-8 -23%
Mitsubishi Eclipse -27%
Ford Mustang -29%
Pontiac Solstice -30% (the Saturn Sky was also down)
Nissan 350Z -34%
Hyundai Tiburon -40%
Honda S2000 -44% (being old doesn't help)
BMW Z4 -51% (the one BMW in a serious slump)

Somnambulant sedans
These cars can't capitalize on the move away from trucks.
Mazda 6 -21%
Mitsubishi Galant -23%
Ford Taurus -24%
Ford Fusion -27%
Lincoln Town Car -27%
Lincoln MKZ -27%
Cadillac DTS -28%
Saturn Aura -31%
Buick Lucerne -31%
VW Passat -31%
Mercury Sable -38%
Acura RL -39%
Mercury Milan -40%
Toyota Avalon -41%
Dodge Avenger -41%
Chrysler Sebring -46%
Cadillac STS -52%
Chrysler 300 -59% (once so hot, now so cold)
Pontiac G6 -62% (includes coupe and convertible too)
Hyundai Azera -65%

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