Between a rock and a hard place likely will be the feeling for many dealers in the '06 model year. The titanic pressure of continued downward pricing in almost all market segments, but particularly for entry- and middle-market vehicles, will be joined by the new wild card of consumer jitters over bruising fuel costs. Until the new model year is well under way, whether these twin factors force a meaningful shift in what sells and what doesn't is a matter for conjecture. As always, our ...

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