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Monthly auto sales show 'consistent growth'

Monthly auto sales show 'consistent growth'

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The nation's latest car and truck sales numbers came out Tuesday, and they painted a mixed picture of the industry.

Industry experts are calling it a "steady, consistent growth" for auto sales - while Ford fell by 6 percent, General Motors' numbers were up by 1 percent, and Chrysler jumped by 9 percent.

Locally, dealerships are reporting great numbers. Dahl's Ford Onalaska location says it jumped 25 percent from June 2013.

"It was a great month for us, so we're pretty excited about our numbers," said Vinnie Pontius, the manager there.

However, experts warn that could change in the near future - sales may soon peak out and then fall in coming years. But Dahl employees say that's just part of the business.

"We look at it as a roller coaster ride," Pontius said. "You just never know - one month might be great and you didn't expect it, and the next month, it wasn't what you were hoping for."

Dahl Ford said a big reason for its success last month is more interest in leasing.  About 30 percent of the company's June transactions were lease agreements.

The business also said Ford dealerships are seing a recent bump since GM first announced its millions of recalls.

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