New car and light-truck sales will moderate somewhat in 2002 but remain strong compared with historical standards. That's the forecast by Paul Taylor, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Assn., who studies various economic factors for his annual vehicle sales report. Taylor predicts sales of 15.9 million units this year. That's down from 2001's 17.1 million and 2000's 17.4 million. But he notes those were record years. "You could say 15.9 million is weak only when ...

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