U.S. sales will run close to an 18 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in April, and second-quarter 2003 should improve to a 16.6 million SAAR, based on a Ward's outlook for the period. That represents a solid rebound from first-quarter’s tepid 15.9 million-unit rate. Sales started strong and are expected to continue that way through to month’s end as bigger incentives kick in. Dealers have plenty of inventory with which to wheel-and-deal even as they’re entering ...

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