5 Ways the Earthquake in Japan Could Affect Car Sales & You

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A limited inventory will drive up prices.  With new-vehicle inventory expected to be slim due to the affects of the earthquake and Middle East conflicts, consumers should expect smaller discounts, if any at all, on a number of fuel-efficient vehicles with ties to Japan. Unfortunately, consumers who are in need of huge discounts to help cover the negative trade equity from being upside down—owing more on the vehicle than what it’s actually worth—will more than likely find larger discounts on gas-guzzling trucks, SUVs and sports cars.

A limited inventory will drive up prices. With new-vehicle inventory expected to be…

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