Sticker Shock: The State Of The American Car Industry : Planet Money The average American car is now more expensive than it's ever been. And guess what? Sales of new cars are falling.
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Sticker Shock: The State Of The American Car Industry

The quality of American cars got a lot better after the financial crisis. They got lighter, more efficient and more reliable. And the car business boomed.

But now they're getting too expensive. Sticker prices for the SUVs and trucks that Americans love are high enough that manufacturers don't have to sell as many vehicles to make money.

But that's not going to last.

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