March was another dismal month for U.S. auto sales but still better than February, giving hope that the worst of the industry slump is passed. Here are some key numbers:
Light vehicles sold last month, down 37 percent from March 2008.
45 percent and 41 percent
Monthly declines for GM and Ford, respectively, over March 2008. Other carmakers' numbers were only marginally better.
The amount of "spring bump" in sales U.S. carmakers saw in March. Typically, it's 20 percent.
The average incentive on vehicles sold last month, up 30 percent from 2008.