Just as the U.S. auto industry was expected to return to the fast lane, following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, certain segments could be brought to a screeching halt this summer. With Japanâ€™s recent earthquake affecting new-vehicle production both here and abroad, coupled with the civil unrest in the Middle Eastâ€”which is driving up gas prices to unprecedented levelsâ€”many consumers in the market for a new (or used) ride over the next few months are in for a bumpy ride. Here, are five ways in which the earthquake in Japan could affect car salesâ€”and youâ€”this summer.
Jeff Fortson is an auto analyst and editor of a car-buying website for women and minorities. To learn more about his popular car-buying workshop and/or to price a new-vehicle, drive on over to JeffCars.com.