Local auto sales slip

Dealers saw decreases in new and used cars purchased from last June

WARREN — Area automobile dealers reported a decrease in year-over-year sales of new and used vehicles for June.

Last month, there were 1,913 used vehicles sold at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. That compares to 2,220 the same month last year. There were 2,099 used vehicles sold in May.

New vehicle sales were also down from 2,965 in June 2017 to 2,623 last month. There were 2,845 new vehicles sold in May.

Combined, there were 4,611 new and used vehicles sold last month, down from 5,250 in June 2017. There were 5,004 new and used vehicles sold in May.

For the year, there were 27,988 new and used vehicles sold, down from 29,758 in the same period last year; 15,631 new vehicles sold year-to-date, down from the 17,081 sold in the first six months of 2017; and 11,828 used vehicles sold, down from 12,246 last year.

Trumbull County dealerships with the most sales were Sims Buick GMC Truck with 146; Diane Sauer Chevrolet of Warren, 125; Klaben Ford Lincoln of Warren, 104; Toyota Volvo of Warren, 99; and Greenwood Hubbard Chevrolet, 96.