Ford September Sales Down 34%

Robert Farago
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ford september sales down 34

Automotive News [sub] reports that Ford’s U.S. sales dropped by 34 percent in September. Metal moved: 120,788 cars and trucks, down from 184,612 a year ago. For those of you keeping score, that’s FoMoCo’s 22nd decline in the past 23 months. “Consumers and businesses are in a very fragile place,” Jim Farley, Ford group vice president of marketing and communications, said in a touchy-feely prepared statement. “An already weak economy compounded by very tight credit conditions has created an atmosphere of caution.” Caution? What about crisis? Well, you can’t very well expect the spinmeisters to spread the panic inside The Glass House. You can certainly bet they’re watching the bailout bill with eagle eyes, hoping to Christ the bill takes over bad auto loans and frees-up the credit market.

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  • BobJava BobJava on Oct 01, 2008

    For all of the media buys and development money, I've still yet to see a SINGLE Flex on the road here in the Sacramento area. Talk about money misspent. Not that many new Focuses or Fusions either. The latter is explainable (smaller AND less fuel efficient that much of the competition). The former .. who knows. They needed that Fiesta a year ago.

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Oct 01, 2008

    akitadog: they always do, but you can't tell from the vantage point where the touristas hang out. If you were talking about the picture. Ford on the other hand...

  • 200k-min 200k-min on Oct 01, 2008

    How did the F-150, Explorer, Expedition do? I haven't seen a new truck/suv from Ford on my local roads in what seems over a year.

  • OldandSlow OldandSlow on Oct 01, 2008

    Last month Ford sold 42 percent fewer F-Series pickups compared to September of 2007.