Autos: Import Revival

Since Detroit's compact cars first began pouring into U.S. streets two years ago, they have been knocking off their imported rivals as if they were so many Los Angeles pedestrians. Total U.S. sales of imported cars skidded from a record 614,000 in pre-compact 1959 to an anticipated 375,000 this year, and import dealers have been run out of business in droves. But last week there were signs that the compacts had done their worst. In September the foreign invaders took nearly 9% of the U.S. auto market—their highest share in 20 months....

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