I know it is shocking but Ford reported a decline in sales for September. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091001/bs_nm/us_usa_autosales
As I've written, expect this to continue for awhile for other car companies. Why the government does these little "Cash for Clunkers" gimmicks is mystifying. Ah, not really. I suppose the government wants to look good for the masses. At least they can say they did something when really it's nothing. But it plays well in the Styx.