The Big 3 had a rough October in Canada.
In the first month without employee discounts, all experienced sharp sales declines that dragged down the market 3.8 percent compared with October 2004. Last month, 115,207 light vehicles were sold in Canada.
General Motors' sales dropped 11.3 percent, Ford Motor Co. was down 11.1 percent, and the Chrysler group slid 11.0 percent.
DaimlerChrysler fell 9.2 percent, aided by a 17.4 percent gain by the Mercedes-Benz group, which includes Smart and Maybach.
Honda Motor Co., including Acura, had the best month among the top Japanese automakers, posting a sales increase of 25.5 percent.
Toyota Motor Corp., including Lexus, gained 6.5 percent. But Nissan North America Inc. plummeted 22.8 percent.
Through 10 months, 1,345,319 vehicles were sold in Canada, up 3.2 percent from 2004.
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