U.S. sales should fall to a rate more in line with long-term demand in September, but the outlook for the month and the remainder of the year calls for improvement on like-2002 results. Now that manufacturers have cleared out a good portion of their ’03 models and July and August sales spikes largely have put overall inventories in sync with market demand, incentives are likely to lighten a bit and dealers shouldn’t be feeling the pressure they did during the summer as they struggled to ...

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