Despite some pretty good deals on SUVs, overall incentive-per-vehicle costs declined in May compared with year-ago, Edmunds.com says. Manufacturers doled out an average incentive of $2,507 last month, down $25, or 1.0%, from like-2003, Edmunds says. However, the outlay was up $140, or 5.9%, from April, when the industry reported disappointing sales. Big Three spending rose $213 to $3,461, compared with April. Chrysler Group and General Motors Corp. goosed their programs the most. ...

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