Sales figures are increasing and sales during June seem like they'll by up 2.5% from the same point in time last year. The car market is doing its best to stick around.
But expensive pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers still are all the rage, says Cars.com CFO Becky Sheehan, who stopped by to talk to us recently.
Clearly the tariff threats remain at center stage because a trade war involving autos would be devastating to sales volume in the United States and other key markets.
Just recently, Germany's Daimler said it cut its 2018 profit forecast, because of worries that the tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China would hurt Mercedes-Benz sales.
Plus, there is always the concern that banks will back off on loans thanks to rising delinquencies and falling residual values.
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