General Motors Co. blames a September sales free-fall on the comparison with an extraordinarily robust year-ago performance and let-down from the expiration of the U.S. government’s “Cash for Clunkers” incentive scheme. GM delivered 155,711 vehicles in the month, a 47.1% plunge from like-2008’s 282,869 total, according to Ward’s data, which is adjusted for selling days – 25 in September vs. 24 prior-year. “Floor traffic was lousy all month – every brand, every region,” Mark LaNeve, GM’s ...

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