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Sales of new cars sink in January

By VELVET SPICER - 2/21/2014 1:58:44 PM

Sales of new vehicles in Monroe County dropped in January, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

Area dealers sold 2,731 new vehicles in January, down nearly 6 percent from 2,894 a year ago. The sales also were down 19 percent from 3,358 in December.

RADA historical data show new-car sales typically decline from December to January, but the area has experienced an upward year-over-year trend the last several years.

Used-car sales data is no longer available as RADA has noted figures the organization receives from dealers is voluntary and does not include independent used-vehicle sales numbers in Monroe County, a major component of the used-vehicle market.

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