MORE BAD CAR STATISTICS

So the F-150, Toyota Tundra, and some General Motors vehicles are struggling to escape dealer lots. That's not news to you. The actual statistics surrounding vague statements like that mentioned two sentences prior could strike fear into the hurt of a vehicle sales consultant, statistics available for the reading with a click on this link. But it's not news; not in the traditional sense.

More distressing Numbers are available below.

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38.3 - percentage drop in U.S. sales of the Chrysler PT Cruiser (recently tested for fuel efficiency at AutoEnergy) during the first half of this year, compared with the first half of 2007

40,014 - total Chrysler 300 sales from January-June of this year; 22,981 fewer than the same six months in 2007

19,500 - total number of Ford Expeditions in stock as of June 1st

28.2 - jump in sales posted by the Chevrolet TrailBlazer in June of 2008, not doing much to help the overall trend its posted of lowering sales to the tune of a 35% drop for the first six months of 2008

24,769 - fewer Ford Explorers sold in the first half of 2008 compared with the first half of '07, down to 49,935

30.4 - percentage drop in sales of the Dodge Ram in 2008.5 compared with 2007.5

39.1 - percentage fall in sales for the Jeep Wrangler in June compared with the previous June

42,793 - total Jeep Grand Cherokee sales in the six months ending June 30th, 17,668 lower than the same period of last year

5,118 - gap in sales between the better-selling Ford Mustang (even with its 28.8% drop in 2008.5) and the Ford Explorer

26.8 - percentage drop in sales in the first half of this year for the Dodge Grand Caravan while the minivan market is down about 19% and the small Mazda 5 is up 44.1% over the first six months of '08

7.6 - average number of cylinders under the hood of a Chevrolet Silverado, accounting for all five engines available; a large reason its sales are down 26.8% in the first half of the year

53.5 - percentage drop in Chevrolet Impala sales in June, compared with June of '07

226,000 - supply of F-series pickups held by Ford Motor Company as of June 1st

18.4 - percentage drop in sales of the Jeep Liberty in the six months ending June 30th


59,908 - total BMW 3-series sales in the first half of 2008, continuing its reign of sales leader in its class but trending downward 17.9% compared with the same period of 2007 while Mercedes-Benz's C-class posted a sales gain of 36.7%

17.9 - percentage drop in sales of the Toyota RAV4 from January-June of '08, still resulting in 71,516 RAV4 sales, 21,581 higher than the iconic top-seller known as the Ford Explorer

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