Consumers, capitalizing on a strong economy, rising incomes, generous market incentives and early tax refunds, hit dealer showrooms in droves last month making it the best February in history and yielding the second best results ever for any month on a seasonally adjusted basis. U.S. light vehicle sales surged to a 19.2-million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in February, second only to September 1986's 21.2 million SAAR. The rate was well above January's exceptionally high 17.8 ...

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