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California vehicle sales finally stall, falling just short of six years of sustained growth

California vehicle sales finally stall, falling just short of six years of sustained growth

By the slimmest of margins, California’s remarkable winning streak for sales of new cars, trucks and SUVs has finally come to an end, falling just short of reaching six years of sustained growth.

After improving for 23 consecutive quarters, dealers in the state counted four fewer vehicle registrations in third quarter of this year than they did in the third quarter of 2015 — 531,514 between July and September in 2016 compared with 531,518 in that same period last year.

“It’s razor thin,” said Brian Maas, president of the 

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