Is Recent Auto Sales Slump Due to Government Shutdown? By Bob Eccles • Oct 17, 2013 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Auto sales fell in the second week of October despite expectations to the contrary. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a look at one local dealership's take on the sales slump. Listen Listening... / Hear Bob's report here. Tags: Auto SalesAnn ArborView the discussion thread.