Posted by Admin - March 1st, 2010

No one should be surprised to hear that February posted poor sales numbers in the industry of automotive sales. However, it was a particularly bad month, even for a February, because of the snow-storms that blanketed the entire continental United States at times.

Car makers on Tuesday are expected to report disappointing U.S. sales for February, mainly due to snowstorms in the Northeast and Midwest that kept customers away from dealerships.

The quality crisis at Toyota Motor Corp. also is predicted to have hurt sales for that company by at least about 25%, according to industry forecasting firm TrueCar.

Toyota’s mess-up is everyone else’s gain, obviously. But the snow is everyone’s loss–less people want to go out and trudge around car dealerships in the snow, and you can forget test driving.