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New-car sales locally continue to outpace 2016

New-car sales in Monroe County continued to eclipse prior year sales, a new report from Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported this week.

Monroe County auto dealers sold 4,707 new cars and trucks in August, a nearly 10 percent increase over the 4,479 sold in August 2016. In July, area car dealers sold 4,312 new vehicles.

RADA does not report used-car sales.

Car dealers in the Monroe County region have sold 32,920 new vehicles this year, a nearly 5 percent increase from 31,472 in the first eight months last year, bucking a national trend.

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