Fighting the urge to “hunker down with our chins on our chests,” Chrysler LLC is crossing its fingers for a March turnaround, says the auto maker’s North American sales chief. Steve Landry blames rising gasoline prices, sagging consumer confidence and the sub-prime mortgage crisis for inducing an industry-wide lull last month. Chrysler suffered a 17.6% sales drop compared with February 2007, according to Ward’s data, which is adjusted for the extra sales day associated with the leap year. ...

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