Oddly enough, we too had a bit of a sales surge during the past few days, mainly to older folks and retirees buying Cadillacs.
Upon reflection, I think we young folks can learn a thing or two from the way the "greatest generation" is reacting to the tragedy: Now is the time for resolve, for steadiness, for confidence. To allow terrorists to shake our confidence is to allow them to win. I think many older citizens, having been through World War II, know this implicitly.
I hope dealers everywhere will realize this and not precipitate further economic turmoil by cutting back ad budgets and inventories in an overreaction to events. That would absolutely send the wrong message to American consumers: That we're scared, and so should they be.
Keep a stiff upper lip!