Detroit's Big Steeds Are Losing Traction

A cooling economy is chilling the SUV market just as new models hit the gate

Karen Elkins wasn't even shopping for a new vehicle. But when she heard a radio ad for a new Ford Explorer from Texas Motors Ford in Ft. Worth offering a $1,500 rebate and cheap financing, she not only decided to buy one, she got the top-of-the-line Eddie Bauer edition.

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