New-car registrations drop 28 percent in Colo.

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DENVER (AP) – Fewer Coloradans are driving new cars these days. A Colorado auto group reports that new-car registrations dropped 28 percent last year – the largest decline in a decade.

Fifteen car dealerships in Colorado closed last year. But car dealers say the drop is not just because of the poor economy. Car dealers tell The Denver Post that vehicle life spans have grown because of higher-quality cars.

The trend of longer-lasting cars goes back several years. The sales trends released this month by the Colorado Automotive Dealers Association showed a 50 percent decline in new-vehicle registrations in Colorado and metro Denver between 2000 and 2009.

2 Responses to New-car registrations drop 28 percent in Colo.

  1. But wait. How could that be? Cash for clunkers and car manufacturer bail-outs was supposed to save us from all this? What happened?

    February 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

  2. Perhaps the reason for the drop had something to do with the REGISTRATION FEES!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a rip off!!!

    February 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm