This year is shaping up to be even more heated than the past two when sales declined to 16.8 million and 16.6 million in 2002 and 2003, respectively, after two straight years of 17 million-plus units. They’re still the fourth and fifth best years in the history of the U.S. auto industry, which ostensibly means they should be considered good years. Chart compares sales patterns of last two years with previous five – sales spike at end of summer and again in December. Note October ...

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