(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in the region last year outpaced 2016. According to statistics released by the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, Dodge County had just under 3600 vehicle sales in 2017, up four-percent or around 150 from the previous year. Car sales in Dodge County were down ten-percent to around 700 while truck sales were up eight-percent to just under 2900. In Columbia County, nearly 2800 cars rolled off dealer lots through the end of December, an increase of nine-percent from the 2500 sold in the previous 12-month cycle. Car sales in Columbia County were down eleven-percent to around 500 while truck sales were up 16-percent to 2200. Jefferson County vehicle sales were near 2800, an increase of nearly two-percent over the two-year period. Car sales in Jefferson County were down one-percent to just over 700 while truck sales were up three-percent to around 2000. In the nine-county south central Wisconsin region as a whole, there were nearly 48-thousand vehicle sales last year, an increase of five-percent or 2200 vehicles from 2016. Car sales were down two-percent to 13,500 while truck sales were up eight-percent to 34-thousand.