September U.S. light-vehicle sales rose considerably from year-ago levels, which plummeted in the wake of Cash-for-Clunkers-fueled pull-ahead demand in July and August. Analysis Auto makers sold 955,248 cars and light trucks for the month, up 28.4% from like-2009, but down 16% from August’s 994,298 deliveries. (All three months had 25 selling days.) However, the total was enough to lift the seasonally adjusted annual rate to 11.7 million units – its highest level since March. ...

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