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Mahoning Valley Auto Sales Dip in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In September, Mahoning Valley residents purchased 4,682 new and used vehicles, which is 72 fewer than a month prior, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association.

Where new vehicle sales fell year-over-year, however, used vehicle sales jumped by triple digits. New-car sales to buyers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties totaled 2,094 – a 31.2% drop from a year ago – while used-car sales were 2,497, a 346-car increase from September 2020. 

Among local dealerships, Taylor Kia of Boardman led in new-car sales with 130 sold last month, followed by Kufleitner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Trucks of Boardman with 106, Sweeney Buick GMC with 101, Fairway Ford with 88 and Fred Martin Ford with 87.

For used-car sales, Fred Martin Ford was the No. 1 store in the three-county area with 129 sold. Also hitting triple digits were Greenwood Chevrolet with 118 and Fairway Ford with 106.

Across the auto dealer association’s 22-county footprint, combined new- and used-car sales were down 11.7% to 7,744. 

Fairway Ford ranked fifth in the region with 260 vehicles sold last month, followed by Taylor Kia of Boardman, ranked sixth with 246. Fred Martin Ford was No. 8 with 232 and Sweeney Buick GMC was No. 10 with 214.

Copyright 2021 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.