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Car Sales Affected By Government Shutdown?

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WMDT 47 News - An unscientific online survey by Kelley Blue Book reveals the government shutdown may be deterring car sales.

USA Today reports the survey shows about 18% of people who say they're planning to buy a new car in the next six months say they're holding back their purchases until the issues of the government shutdown or debt ceiling are resolved.

The shutdown stopped the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from issuing safety recalls and processing consumers' safety complaints. WMDTspoke to a local Pohanka dealership to get some insight, but we're told they're actually having a much better month than last year and sales are up from last month.

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