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May new car registrations off 37.8 percent in state

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on July 1, 2009 at 8:59 am with No Comments »
July 1, 2009 8:59 am

Registration of new vehicles fell nearly 38 percent in Washington in May compared with the same month a year ago, according to data from an auto market analysis firm.

Cross-Sell reported a total of 13,602 new vehicles registered by Washington car dealers last month compared with 21,865 vehicles in May 2008. That’s a 37.8 percent decline.

Used car registrations fell but not as severely. Dealers registered 26,104 used vehicles in Washington in May, and private parties registered 20,065 used vehicles.

Year-over-year used vehicle title registrations were down 8.2 percent at dealers and 7.7 percent among private parties.

Leading the new car sales were compact sport utility vehicles, compact cars and small sport utilities, said Cross-Sell.

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