Beating a rough non-steady economy and many recalls, 2010 is about to close with very good sale numbers according to local and national auto dealers. It is expected for 2010 new car sales to surpass 2009 by 40%. Used cars are also expected to increase to at least 36% this year. This volume is also expected to continue in the following year.
Greg Westcott, vice president of Westcott Buick GMC Suzuki mention to the media last week that: “There is a big, pent-up demand right now. People are starting to come into showrooms. There’s huge traffic on our website, which means that people are starting to look again. They are gathering information now, which could mean business three or four months from now.” Toyota's manager at Cox Toyota, Jim Butler confirms that 2010 new car sales are up by 32% and 36% in used cars compared to 2009.
According to Ivan Dury, car analyst, local car trends are better than national numbers, and so far in 2010, 1.1 million more cars have been sold.
This is very positive, lower prices equal higher sales and many happy customers. Seems like a good time to take the next step and purchase a new or used car.