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August was best auto sales month in six years


Eau Claire (WQOW)- August was kind to auto dealers.  In fact, it was the best sales month in nearly six years.

Car sales increased 17 percent last month; good news that the economy is doing better than many experts predicted.  Chilson Subaru in Eau Claire says that nationally, Subaru enjoyed its most successful month in the company's history.  But that achievement has one drawback for the dealership: keeping new cars on the lot.

We've experienced some shortages with our Subaru line," explains Jeanne Chilson with Chilson Subaru.  "Basically, Subaru has maxed out their production facilities and are producing cars as quickly as possible and we are selling them just as fast."

Chilson Subaru expects some of the new car lines it currently has will be gone in about a week and is waiting for more from its manufacturer.

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