According to some analysts, sales may be up in pickups and SUVs. With the lower gas prices, it seems consumers are expected to look into bigger vehicles, which is good news for domestic carmakers. But no one expects this would be a long term turnaround for most consumers looking for smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles.
September U.S. auto sales seen up a bit on cheaper fuel - Automotive News
Both Chrysler and Ford have announced production cuts for the final months of the year in reaction to a glut of unsold 2006 models and the shift away from less fuel-efficient trucks.
But U.S. gasoline prices at the pump dropped almost 17 percent in September, with unleaded gas down to $2.32 per gallon on average as of Sunday, Oct. 1, according to the AAA.