CANBERRA – Economists here say Australia's quest for the Holy Grail in the form of a 1 million-unit vehicle sales year no longer can be achieved in 2005. A drop in sales in the last two months has left the market short 91,000 sales to reach the target number, despite claims by domestic auto makers that 2005 will be another record year. Despite jump in small-car sales, Australia running short of target. Some 83,538 new cars, trucks and buses were sold in November, down 0.9% from ...

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