Auto Sales Edge Up: Early June sales of domestically made cars and light trucks crept up 1.1% compared to last year, after auto makers extended incentives to entice late-spring buyers, the companies reported. The eight major auto makers said they sold vehicles at an average daily rate of 34,994 during the June 1 to June 10 period this year, compared to 34,621 during the same time last year. Car sales were up 1.3% and truck sales rose 0.7%. Analyst David Healy of Drexel Burnham Lambert of New York said the sales pace was higher than he expected. But he said incentives are having a less pronounced effect on sales than in years past. AUTO SALES
,June 1-10 % 10-Day 1989 change GM 100,017 -0.7 Ford 61,507 +5.2 Chrysler 25,924 -6.7 Honda U.S. 7,788 +16.4 Mitsubishi U.S. 835 -- Nissan U.S. 1,308 -45.9 Toyota U.S. 1,960 +86.3 Mazda U.S. 667 +9.9 TOTAL 200,006 +0.7
There were 9 selling day in the selling period this year and last year.