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Is the auto industry back to its bad habits?


With sales slowing down, car makers have recurred to big discounts but also to six or seven-year loans to buyers who would have been turned down in the past because of their credit score. Vehicle discounts have gone up 5.5% from 2013 and more than a ¼ of new buyers choose to lease cars, which is a record high percentage. The ...
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