Vehicle Sales Slump Lingers

(Dodge County) The pandemic is still affecting vehicle sales in the region. According to the Waterloo-based, industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there were 2,600 vehicles sold in Dodge County through September, 91 less than by the same time one year ago, a decrease of 3.3-percent. Truck sales did see an increase, up 2.3-percent while car sales were down 34-percent.

Columbia County sold just under 1,800 vehicles in the first nine-months of this year, which is 180 less than last year, a decrease of nine-percent. Car sales in Columbia County were down 32-percent while truck sales dropped five-percent.

Jefferson County sold around the same amount with 1,753 vehicles rolling off dealer lots this year, 400 less than last year by this time for a decrease of 18-percent. Car sales in Jefferson County were down 38-percent while truck sales dropped 14-percent.

For the nine-county, south central Wisconsin region as a whole vehicle sales were down 14-percent with 30-thousand, 400 sold. Car sales decreased 33-percent, truck sales were down 9-percent.