CANBERRA – A new study on Australia's auto industry says passenger cars are more affordable now than at any time in the last 20 years. The finding may help explain why Australia has sustained record car sales for three years running. More than 100,000 cars were sold in June, alone. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries now is forecasting 2005 total sales of 980,000 vehicles. (See related story: Oz June Sales Set Single-Month Record) Holden Astra saw best-ever month in June with ...

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