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2006: A look back - A look ahead  
  Winners and losers were prominent in 2006 but pricing and financing remains at the mercy of gas prices.
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Auto sales are down, showrooms are filled, competition is fierce and the big three are in trouble. The price of gas is the key to it all.

Review 2006
Rarely has there been a year like 2006, when the winners and losers in the automotive industry were so prominent.
Preview 2007
There will be an abundance of new names in auto showrooms in 2007, but auto pricing and financing will remain at the mercy of the cost of gasoline.
Best moves 2007
Look for good buys from dealers who will be offering plenty of incentives to move the many new brands and models.
Car leasing comeback
With higher interest rates, leasing is becoming a better financial bet that allows consumers to get more car for the money.
Auto loans getting longer
It allows you to afford more car, but you'll end up paying more in the long run.
Top 10 car-buying mistakes
Buying a new car isn't rocket science, but it's not easy either. Here are the top 10 mistakes buyers make.

 




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