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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:23 PM
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Bigger cars come back with area shoppers
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Source: Inland Empire & Inland Valley Breaking News

By Joe Smilor on December 6, 2008

Americans are once again embracing their gas-guzzling
sport-utility vehicles.

Falling gas prices and manufacturer's incentives are making
SUVs and trucks more affordable than ever.

"My business has tripled in the last month," said Michael
Wilcock, a fleet manager at Richard Hibbard Chevrolet in
Claremont.

Five diesel trucks rolled off the lot over the Black Friday
weekend, when retailers traditionally go into the black, or
show a profit.

"We were swamped," said Stacy Queen, internet sales
manager. These days, Queen gets five to 10 calls a week
asking for price quotes on Tahoes or Suburbans.

"We reached 60 percent of our sales goal by the middle of
November," he said.

Read more: http://www.insidesocal.com/news247/2008/12/bigger-cars-...
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