January was rough, take it from someone who works in CAR SALES!!!! Yes, i know, it was probably rought for you too!!! As numbers are released about how things panned out for January there are a FEW glimmers of hope and boy dont we need 'em! Following is a small snippet from the offic' Nissan Press site, yeah, the one you CANT get into!!
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 11, 2009) – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported sales for January of 53,884 units versus 76,605 units a year ago, a decrease of 29.7 percent. Sales of Nissan Division vehicles decreased 31.2 percent, while sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased by 17.7 percent.
*Nissan vehicles saw sales of 46,769 units in January compared with 67,961 units sold in January 2008, a 31.2 percent decrease.
*The all-new 2009 370Z, Nissan’s performance icon which went on sale in January, is off to a strong start with sales of 1,280 units, an increase of 47.0 percent versus prior-year levels.
*The compact and versatile Rogue crossover saw sales of 5,802 units, an increase of 6.8 percent from January 2008.
The real bummer is the anouncement that the much rumored replacement for the 240SX series (known in Japan proper as the Sylvia line) has been put on hold for now at least. This darn ecomony is so starting to harsh my mellow, YES, i have been wanting to use that phrase for a week!!!!!!! Ok, back to what I was sayin, blah blah blah.... From everything i have read about the turbo 4 cyl rwd coupe it is GOING to be pretty bitchen at some point, so we will call this reason number 412 we cant wait for things to get better!!! For the record, reasons 1-127 specifically deal with me needing new songs from the iStore and totaly not having any more credit!!!!! For more about the Sylvia concept check out the guys at, wait, maybe they arent all guys at all, it is quite possible actually that some of the writters could indeed be women.... ok, check out the 'folks' at AutoBlog here.