Ford was the big winner amongst the Detroit Three both in December and full-year 2009 sales. Adjusted for selling days, the blue oval booked a 23.9% year on year rise to 180,870 units. Full year sales were off 14.7% to 1,656,119. In contrast, GM was off 12.4% to 207,576 units last month and down 29.9% for the full year (2,072,237). Chrysler, though up on November, was down 10.3% year on year to 86,291 units and off 36% to 927,200 - its worst annual result in 47 years.