Whatcom County dealers sold 198 new cars in August, the slowest month so far in 2011.
According to Cross-Sell, which tracks car sales by gathering data through the Washington State Department of Licensing, Toyota was the top-selling make in August with 38 new car sales, followed closing by Ford (37 sales), Kia (34) and Chevrolet (30).
The peak month so far in 2011 was in April, when nearly 400 new cars were sold locally. August was the first month of the year dealers didn’t reach 200 sales.
Through the first eight months of the year, Wilson Motors has sold the most new cars locally with 349, followed by Northwest Honda (265 sales), Rairdon’s of Bellingham (224), Smith Kia (202) and Dewey Griffin (174).