Renault's sales dropped even more, by 12.6 percent to 7.74 billion euros ($10.1 billion) from 8.85 billion euros a year earlier.
Peugeot Citroen's results were not as bad as investors had feared and the stock jumped 8.9 percent in afternoon trading in Europe, while Renault shares rose 2.1 percent. Daimler shares were down 0.8 percent, Volkswagen was up 3.0 percent and Ford was down 0.8 percent.
AP Writers Dee-Ann Durbin in Dearborn, Michigan, Geir Moulson in Berlin and Greg Keller in Paris contributed to this report.
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