Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.’s February sales fell 6.6% to 182,169 units, as the auto maker felt the impact of a slumping housing market, rising fuel prices and other economic headwinds. “The auto industry continues to feel the heat of the credit and housing turmoil,” says Irving A. Miller, a group vice president. “Consumer confidence hit its second lowest level (in February) in 15 years.” Toyota Div. passenger-car sales, usually a bastion of strength for the Japanese auto maker, slid ...

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