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Topic - Jessica Caldwell
Americans found plenty of reasons to buy new cars in September, making auto sales a bright spot in the economy for yet another month.
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.
Low interest rates, aging vehicles that need to be replaced and appealing new models are the main drivers of this year's consistently strong sales, says Jessica Caldwell, an analyst for the Edmunds.com automotive website.
"That's a good combination to get people shopping again," Ms. Caldwell says. "That's really what sells cars."