SAN FRANCISCO – Already under the gun as a result of weaker than expected 2004 U.S. sales, Audi of America Inc. is taking a conservative stance on 2005. The luxury-car importer reported an 8.2% decline in October deliveries, with year-to-date sales down 9.7% to 63,230 units. Executives admit it is highly unlikely Audi will be able achieve its original goal of matching 2003’s 80,598-unit level, although the outlook is brighter for 2005. Audi says the weak dollar has placed a huge amount ...

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