Car sales fell by 28% in March this year in comparison with March last year, the biggest drop in 15 years. It brings the average drop for the first three months of this year to 19% and the experts have said the overall drop for the whole year could be 10%. They said several factors were involved: car sales usually tail off around Easter when families spend their money on short holidays, petrol prices continue to rise, higher taxes have put the more popular such as 4X4s out of the reach of many buyers, and people are tending to hang on to their money in a worsening economic situation.

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