The car lot is a lonely place these days. Car sales for this month could be one of the lowest in more than a decade. September sales are expected to be down nearly 20 percent from 2007, according to trade site Edmunds.com.
"February 1993 was the last time that fewer than one million new vehicles were sold in a month", Jesse Toprak of Edmunds.com said. "We're coming remarkably close to that volume again."
Toprak says October is traditionally a slow month so auto dealers don't have a lot to look forward to.