DETROIT -- U.S. sales will remain sluggish in February as part of the payback for the pull-ahead sales in fourth-quarter 2001, based on a Ward’s forecast for the month. The forecast calls for a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 15.89 million, slightly higher than the prior month’s 15.79 million, but still below the 16 million-unit level that has become the unofficial benchmark of a good month. Actual sales volumes are forecast to fall 7.9% from year-ago to a daily rate of 51,958 ...

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