Pricey gas drives U.S. shoppers to fuel effiency

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DETROIT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Pricey gasoline drives U.S. car buyers to more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to a study by industry tracking service Edmunds.com released on Wednesday. Shoppers looking at cars and light trucks become more sensitive when prices rise above an average national price of $2.80 a gallon, according to Edmunds.com Executive Director David Tompkins, who called that level a "psychological turning point for consumers." The average U.S. retail price for gasoline ...

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