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1st Gear: "It's Just Seems Like 2007 All Over Again"
We'll be looking closely at auto sales in August to see where the market is going. Slowing down? Speeding up? Holding?
It's important data, but it's only half the picture as we wait to see how much it's costing car companies to move these new vehicles. Are they using subprime loans? Incentives? Leases? Here's the most paranoid take in the AP: