Strong year for auto dealers

Nearly 6,000 Lethbridge-area residents got “new wheels” last year. And this year, local auto dealers are expecting to sell still more.

Sales fell after recession hit in 2008, but industry spokesman Todd Brown says business continued to improve through 2012.

“There’s renewed confidence in Lethbridge,” says Brown, president of the Lethbridge Auto Dealers’ Association. By year’s end, “Most of the dealers finished pretty strong.”

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