Chrysler LLC is declaring war on rental fleet sales in 2008, says Vice Chairman Jim Press. “(Rental) fleet doesn’t do anybody any good except dump a lot of used cars in the market to compete with new cars,” Press tells journalists and industry analysts during a teleconference on sales. “You use it where you’ve got ups and down in terms of production schedule vs. retail demand. Use the fleet more to fill in and maintain a level without building retail inventory. It’s more of a tactical ...

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