With many auto makers continuing to push incentives, especially on ’07 models still on dealer lots, Ward’s calls for a lower-than-average drop of 8.8% from last month’s light-vehicle daily sales, for a rate of 48,059 – just one percentage point below year-ago’s DSR. At that rate, October sales should total about 1.25 million units – a number that equates to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16.3 million units, roughly 100,000 more than last month’s SAAR of 16.2 million. The year-to-date ...

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