The good news for Mexico is that the news is not that bad. Forecasts call for vehicle sales in the country to total 830,000 to 850,000 units in 2002, down from some 900,000 deliveries in 2001. But that’s not a sharp decrease considering Mexico’s history, when a downturn in the heavily relied-upon U.S. market coupled with a recent presidential election likely would have caused an economic collapse. “The falloff in Mexico will be nowhere near as disruptive as we’ve seen in prior ...

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