Slower SUV Sales

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After deep summer discounts from auto manufacturers, car sales were strong, but an area dealership says more people are looking to buy smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles.

"What we've seen in the last month or so with the gas price spike is maybe people asking for an extra commuter car, something that they can park their big truck or SUV at home and take a smaller car to work," says Jay Bouley, a sales consultant for Markquart Toyota in Eau Claire.

Bouley also says for larger capacity vehicles, more people are choosing minivans, which have higher fuel economy than SUVs.