Australians bought a record 1,136,227 cars in 2013, but underscoring why Ford and GM Holden decided to quit local manufacturing, just 10.4%, or a record-low 118,510 units, were domestically built. The result, up 2.2% from the old mark of 1,112,032 units set in 2012, represented the fourth year running and the sixth time overall Australians have purchased more than 1 million new vehicles in a calendar year. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says the most popular choice was the ...

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