U.S. sales should continue to bounce back in December from the fallout in October following a heavy incentive-induced third quarter. The daily selling rate actually will increase above year-ago for the first time since September, based on a Ward's forecast for December. Furthermore, based on December’s forecast volume of 1.31 million, total sales for 2002 should end at 16.7 million, the fourth-best year on record. The year, however, still will be 2.3% below year-ago’s 17.1 ...

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