After months of steady gains, new-car sales tapped the brakes in March, rising just 1 percent compared to a year ago. Fiat-Chrysler and Toyota saw modest year-over-year increases in sales, while Ford, General Motors, Honda and Nissan all dipped slightly. However, with a March SAAR of 17.1 million, the long-term outlook for new-car sales still remains largely positive for the remainder of the year.

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