New And Used Vehicle Sales Drop In August

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County dropped to 1,025 in August, and used vehicle sales dropped to 3,315, according to figures from the County Clerk's office.

That compares to 1,031 new vehicles and 3,491 used vehicles the previous August.

Totals for August included 430 new cars and 595 new trucks sold. They included 1,754 used cars and 1,561 used trucks sold.

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