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Chrysler November Sales Plunge By Nearly Half

So far, Chrysler is the winner in today's grim auto sales dead pool.

The smallest and only privately owned of Detroit's Big Three automakers reported moments ago that November U.S. sales were down 47 percent compared to November 2007.

That's the steepest year-over-year November sales drop reported by an automaker so far today.

Here's what's interesting about Chrysler's numbers: November sales of its trucks were down 42 percent, but sales of its cars were down a whopping 59 percent.

That means, essentially, that the company can barely give away its Chrysler 300s and Crossfires, its Dodge Avengers and Chargers. If any of the Big Three has a failed passenger-car unit, it's Chrysler.

Ford had the best November of all automakers, reporting a sales decline of only 31 percent.

Yep, that's where we are these days.

The November scorecard so far:

Chrysler: Down 47 percent.

GM: Down 41.3 percent.

Toyota: Down 34 percent.

Honda: Down 32 percent.

Ford: Down 31 percent.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  December 2, 2008; 3:13 PM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota  
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