September U.S. light-vehicle sales were slightly higher than a Ward’s forecast, not a surprising outcome given the uncertainty of how well end-of-the-month 0% financing programs at General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. would do. Thanks to the success of GM’s program, U.S. light-vehicle sales posted a 17.4 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), an improvement on prior month’s 16.5 million and year-ago’s 16.9 million. (See related data: Ward's U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by Brand ...

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