"It used to be a 16 million-vehicle year was just outstanding," said Tim Dowling, executive director of the Indiana Automobile Dealers Association.
"Now that's an also-ran.It's been nine or 10 real good years."
Reality of war
But this year could be different.
had a lot to do with keeping the smokestacks smoking," said Dowling
."Zero percent financing carried the day.Without that it's hard to imagine where we would be right now."
There's a catch
But the down side of the healthy sales volumes created by incentives could be felt this year.