Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
The state Auto Dealers Association says that for the first 11 months of this year new vehicle registrations are up 22 percent compared to last year.
There is some encouraging news out of Detroit as August was the best month for the Big Three since 2009.
Colorado car dealers say vehicle sales are up more than a third over July last year.
Car shoppers have had a lot of company in car showrooms lately. Automakers are seeing the biggest increase in new vehicle orders in eight years.