Thus, three points you must know before scrolling down to analyze for yourself. Cash For Clunkers is really screwing with the numbers. Sales Stats from last August are deceivingly lofty because C4C produced huge auto sales of less-expensive automotive machinery for a good portion of the month. Comparing this August’s auto sales with last August’s is like comparing Granny Smith apples with Red Delicious apples: relevant, but only to a degree. Regardless, luxury auto sales definitely jumped.
Second, BMW was America’s best-selling luxury auto brand in August 2010. Third, Saab sold cars in August. That’s weird.