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Manufacturers Plan to Sell Directly to More Consumers in 2009

SEMA manufacturing members report that the portion of their products sold directly to consumers has grown compared to last year—from 24% in 2008 to 34% in 2009.

Enthusiasts Unsure of What Vehicle to Purchase Next

Consumers know they want or need a new vehicle soon, but they do not have a strong feeling about what that new purchase will be.

Despite Market Downturn, 37% of SEMA Members Report Sales Growth

It’s no secret that specialty-equipment sales declined in 2008 as a result of our economy taking a turn for the worse during the latter half of last year. Despite this market contraction, 37% of SEMA members recently surveyed noted that their company’s sales actually increased in 2008 over 2007.

Consumers Reconsidering Decisions to Purchase New Vehicles

Consumers remain hesitant to make new vehicle purchases. Recent economic instability has not only caused consumers to reconsider these substantial purchases, but has also led them to neglect maintenance.

Top 10 Gadgets and Innovations to Keep Your Eyes On

While computers get smaller, phones become capable of sending email and iPods become personal entertainment centers, one aspect has remained relatively the same: the technology that fascinates us and simplifies our lives has been limited in its use within our vehicles.

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