U.S. consumers purchased or leased 299,639 cars and trucks from Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover dealers in the month of October, down six percent from a year ago. Sales of passenger cars totaled 112,866, down 12 percent from a year ago. The decline primarily reflected lower sales for the discontinued Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique compact cars and also Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis full-size cars where Ford shipments and dealer sales have slowed until air bag modules can be replaced.