UPDATE 1-War has muted impact on March U.S. auto sales


(Updates with comment from Mitsubishi chief in fourth paragraph) By Michael Ellis DETROIT, March 27 (Reuters) - The war in Iraq hurt U.S. auto sales in March but the impact on the industry, which accounts for about one-fifth of U.S. retail sales, has been milder than many analysts had feared. New car and light truck sales fell 8 percent in the first four days of the war, far less than the sharp plunge recorded during the ground phase of the Gulf War in 1991 or immediately after the ...

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