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‘60’ plate fails to boost financial sales

Despite the predictions and expert analysis, September proved to be a poor month for car sales. Even the new ‘60’ plate couldn’t entice consumers to buy new, and that is reflected in the new car registration fall of 8.9 per cent during the month.

Despite the predictions and expert analysis, September proved to be a poor month for car sales. Even the new ‘60’ plate couldn’t entice consumers to buy new, and that is reflected in the new car registration fall of 8.9 per cent during the month.

And it doesn’t get any better. This is the third month in a row that has seen similar drops in sales. Car finance figures are still healthy, but is the industry struggling to create continuity in a positive way?

Paul Everitt of The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said: "Despite an 8.9% fall in September registrations, demand for new cars has stabilised and will end 2010 slightly up on last year."
 

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