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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Alec Gutierrez
March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years.
From minicars to monster pickups, sales of new cars and trucks surged in June, and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
Gas prices, which averaged $3.60 a gallon nationwide in June and were higher than a year ago, also may have caused some buyers to look for more fuel-efficient models, he said.
Young graduates may have contributed to a rise in small-car sales, said Kelley Blue Book analyst Alec Gutierrez.