A full-year result that showed that car sales rose by 6.9% to 8,749,986 from 8,183,285 should be putting smiles on the sales executives of every player in the sector. The fact that car sales were the highest since the 8.99 million of 1994 should be leaving everybody with a rosy hue. Even the fact that sales in the month of December showed a minor 0.4% downturn at 683,564 from 686,194 should not do too much to spoil the party mood. But there is no real party mood, at least not from the major players in the market.