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A selection of vehicles are pictured Monday in the parking lot at Quality Auto Sales in Willmar. Used-car dealers are facing challenges as costs continue to rise while manufacturers cut back. Also affecting sales is the fact owners are holding onto their vehicles longer than in the past. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Fewer vehicles, slower economy pose challenges for used-car dealers


WILLMAR -- Fewer vehicles and a slower economy are posing challenges for used-car dealers.

Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used-car information, predicts used-car prices are expected to remain high for the next two to three years, due to a gradual decline in new-car sales dating to 2008, as well as a drop in the number of leased cars becoming available at the end of their contract terms.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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