Salvador Dali is famous for his surrealistic paintings of wilting clocks and melting globes. Unfortunately, the forecast for U.S. car and truck sales next year looks as soft and bizarre as anything Dali could have dreamed up. The market was volatile prior to September 11, but afterwards it became utterly surreal. In the days immediately following the terrorist attacks, sales dropped to almost nothing. Then, thanks to GM’s bold 0% marketing campaign, car and truck sales roared to a new all ...

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