May is typically a strong month for auto sales, but results were less than what some analysts expected. At Panama City Toyota though they say they're reaching their quota for new car sales and then some.
"Actually for the last twenty months we have been," said Jimmy Lagle the general manager of Panama City Toyota says the dealership is going above and beyond in sales this year in more ways than one.
"May of 2011 was our worst month out of the whole year," said Lagle. "This May of 2012 was actually the second best month in the car business from January to May."
According to analysts there are a number of factors working to help auto sales: gas prices, improving access to credit, and pent up demand.
"I had been thinking about it for quite a long time and then today we just came and looked and I just fell in love with this car," said Elizabeth Deshotel, who has had a life long love affair with trucks.
Deshotel said she didn't even intend on purchasing today.
"I said 'we are not buying today' she said 'ok we will just go look'," she said. "And Low and behold I am buying today. I'm excited for my neighbors to see it."
News 13 also spoke to Bill Cramer Chevrolet and Bay Lincoln Dodge. Both said their sales were excellent in the month of May.