SAN FRANCISCO – New vehicle sales will dip this year but remain strong by historic standards, predicts Paul Taylor, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Assn. Paul Taylor: Positive economic conditions at work. He projects sales of 16.5 million units in 2003, down from last year’s pace of 16.8 million units. He says sales may dip to 16.3 million if the U.S. goes to war with Iraq. “Given that the preceding four years were the best in the history of automotive ...

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