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This is todays story of sales of cars in 2005

The heading is car sales hit by frugal consumers. Yet if this was a housing story the heading would be

Bouyant business market boosts car sales

Surely if they are going to positively spin stories they have to spin all stories.

Car sales hit by frugal consumers

Economic uncertainty has kept consumers away from showrooms

Sales of cars in the UK dropped by 5% last year to fewer than 2.5 million as consumers steered clear of showrooms, an industry association has said.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) told the BBC that interest rate levels and growing economic uncertainty had hit sales.

However, the business market was more buoyant, helping offset a 10% drop in the consumer market.

SMMT chief Christopher Macgowan said he expected a further sales fall in 2006.

I think we have got some difficult days ahead,

Christopher Macgowan, SMMT

"If we were looking at the High Street retails ,even if they were reporting a 0.5% or 1% drop, we would all be very worried," Mr Macgowan told the BBC.

"We have had some good years, so some might say this is merely an adjustment, but it is down and it is serious."

With sales below the 2.5 million mark last year, the SMMT predicted a further "small reduction" for 2006.

"I think we have got some difficult days ahead," Mr Macgowan said.

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