GM, Toyota Post August Sales Gains

In a surprising month, Hyundai also posts increases, while Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, and Honda all report declines

High gas prices that are here to stay, a softening housing market, and too many sport-utility vehicles and trucks on dealers' lots are all conspiring to keep Detroit's auto sales in the slow lane, while most of the Asian and established European luxury brands continue to increase sales and market share.

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