A comedown from the blowout rate of the prior three months, economic uncertainty and the fallout from Hurricane Katrina will pull down U.S. light-vehicle sales to an uncommon low in September. Ward’s forecasts September light-vehicle sales at a 15.9 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down from the prior month’s 16.7 million and year-ago’s 17.4 million. It is the lowest SAAR since 15.7 million in June 2004. (See related data: Ward's Forecast – Sept. U.S. Light Vehicle Sales) ...

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