Dealers say Fed, not fuel, is key

June 2000
Automotive News;6/19/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5880, p68
Trade Publication
Focuses on concerns over the effects of high interest rates on the sales of automobiles by dealers in the United States. Opposition of the consumer to proposed interests in car loans; Prevalence of trade-ins of sport-utilities and full-sized pickups for economy cars; Impact of the increase in gasoline prices on the sales of sport-utilities and trucks.


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