Certified pre-owned vehicle sales were down 3.3 percent in October, but the year-to-date pace is still on par with the record figures from a year ago.
According to Autodata Corp., there were 200,240 CPO sales for the month, compared to 207,105 certified sales in October 2016.
However, the 2.22 million certified sales through 10 months of the year is up 0.6 percent from the tally from the same period of 2016.
Additionally, Autodata said, the daily sales rate for October was at 8,010, up 0.6 percent from last October’s pace.Similarly, the year-to-date DSR of 8,710 is also up 0.6 percent.
The Big 3 sold 68,203 certified vehicles in October and were up 3.6 percent, with yearly figures reaching 764,326 units (up 0.6 percent).
Asian-brand CPO sales of 98,239 units were down 6.8 percent year-over-year in October; the year-to-date decline was slight at 0.3 percent, with CPO sales reaching 1.08 million.
European brands posted 33,798 CPO sales in October (down 5.8 percent). Their numbers have climbed 3.1 percent year-to-date with 375,903 certified sales.