At a time when car buyers are focused on rising fuel costs and less dependence on foreign oil, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.’s popular Prius hybrid-electric vehicle is experiencing its first year-on-year sales decline in more than two years. Ward’s data shows 6,547 units were sold in February, 531 less than in like-2005, for a 7.5% year-on-year decrease, adjusted for selling days. It marks the first time since the second-generation Prius hit the U.S. market in October 2003 that monthly ...

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