Lucas County automobile sales plunge since 2002Written by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of car titles issued has dropped in Lucas County from 203,702 in 2002 to 133,212 through November of this year, according to the Lucas County Clerk of Courts.
Total car sales are down from 113,248 vehicles last year to 93,744 vehicles through this November.
In August during “Cash for Clunkers,” 2,539 new cars were sold, the highest sales month for new cars since June 2007. Only one other month this year, June, broke 2,000 vehicles in new cars sales.
“We’re seeing a big shift from new cars to used cars. More people are buying used cars over new,” said Lucas County Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter.
The average used cars sales per month is 2,595 cars at a dealership and 4,349 cars from private sellers. The average new cars sales each month is 1,578 vehicles.
Although used cars sales sometimes double the number of new cars sales, the rate of used cars sales is also on a decline.
Last year, 89,691 used cars were sold and 76,383 used cars have been sold through November this year.