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

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

Pass the vodka, Sven
Saab and Volvo continue to live in a world of hurt. For Volvo, the only bright spot was the C30. For Saab, there was no bright spot.
Saab 9-3 -49%
Saab 9-5 -52%
Saab 9-7X -53%
Volvo V50 -53%
Volvo XC90 -54%
Volvo S80 -56%
Volvo S40 -65%
Volvo S60 -76%

Some small cars stumble
As the gas panic subsides, not every small car enjoys gains.Chevy Aveo -21%
Honda Fit -25% (if you can't get 'em, you can't sell 'em)
Chevy Cobalt -27%
Scion tC -32%
Volkswagen Rabbit -36%
Dodge Caliber -57%
Chrysler PT Cruiser -65% (the end of factory leases had to hurt here)

Thirsty SUVs, still a tough sell
Lexus GX570 -20%
VW Touareg -25%
Nissan Armada -26%
Chevy Suburban -34%
Jeep Wrangler -32%
Infiniti QX56 -35%
GMC Envoy -44%
Ford Expedition -44%
Cadillac Escalade (all) -44%
Chrysler Aspen -47%
GMC Yukon XL -48%
Toyota 4Runner -50%
Ford Explorer -54%
Dodge Durango -56%
Hummer H2 -56%
Land Rover (all) -57%
Lincoln Navigator -57%
Toyota FJ Cruiser -61%
Jeep Grand Cherokee -61%
Hummer H3 -64%
Jeep Commander -66%
Dodge Nitro -71%
Mercury Mountaineer -73%

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