Car sales in Spokane picks up

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by Ashley Korslien & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 16 at 11:13 AM

SPOKANE-- Over the past several years, car dealerships have taken a huge hit as the economy soured, but there's a bright forecast for local businesses. Sales appear to be picking back up.

Companies around the country are trying techniques to boost sales after a dismal four year streak, and it's paying off.

For the first time since 2008, dealerships are seeing record sales numbers.

Gus Johnson Ford boasts a 25 percent increase in new car sales compared to 2009.

Dishman Dodge has also seen a dip in used car demand and instead a big push for newer models.

Dealers say it's not only the low rates and competitive prices. It's a positive turn in the economy that's helped drive sales.

A few other factors contributing to the boost in sales are better incentives and rebates from car companies, and more lenders are loosening up interest on rates.
 

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