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November 1, 2005 -- CYPRESS, Calif. -- CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2005) - Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) today reported October sales of 9,292 units - a 1 percent increase from October 2004 and a 3 percent increase from last month's sales volume. David Schembri, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Motors North America, said he is pleased with the year-over-year increase. "Our new vehicles, part of a 26-month product offensive, are leading our resurgence in sales," said Schembri. "Eclipse continues to exceed our most optimistic projections, and the all-new Raider pickup truck, introduced in October, is off to a good start." Galant was the volume leader in October with 2,184 units sold and up 14 percent from last month. The Eclipse closed with 2,172 units sold in October - up 206 percent from last year. The Lancer also fared well this month with 1,616 units sold, up 12 percent from last month and 29 percent from October 2004. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in the United States. Mitsubishi Motors sells coupes, convertibles, sedans and sport utility vehicles through a network of approximately 570 dealers. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

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1 percent is no "resurgence"; it's a flicker of the needle and the needle is hovering above "E". If my company had two consecutive years of approximately [b]30% decreases[b], no way in hell would I utter a peep at a 1% wobble in the numbers.

And the deals must be staggering to even be a partial factor in that 1% (and who's to say it is). My local mitsu dealer is logjammed with what must be 500 vehicles, yet the front line is all used cars predominately of other makes. :lol:

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Mitsubishi's display area was dead at Seattle's Autoshow tonight. I hardly see any new Mistubishis anymore on the road. The local Eastside Mitsubishi dealer (Bellevue Mitsubishi) went out of business last year and sold their lot to my dealership so they could expand. Funny. After checking the Mitsubishi website, there are no longer any Mitsu dealers in Seattle or on the Eastside, and only 4 dealers within a 30ish mile radius. That's not a good sign for a major west coast market.

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