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UAW workers picket outside of the Stellantis Mopar parts facility in Naperville, Ill., on Sept. 22, 2023. The UAW strike against Big Three automakers may not have much of an impact on car shoppers, though that could change. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Brand-new Nissan vehicles sit on a sales lot in Richmond, Calif., on July 9, 2021. Car prices surged during the pandemic, and despite coming down from their peak, they still remain higher than a few years ago. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Why car prices are still so high — and why they are unlikely to fall anytime soon

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