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Car sales surge to record levels

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Andrew Bushe

DUBLIN — Ireland’s creaking road network is clogged with thousands of new cars, commercial vehicles and farm machinery as the spending boom has resulted in record sales last year, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

The figures so far this year indicate there will be another record, with lengthening waiting lists for many executive models.

There was an increase of almost 23 percent in new private cars on the road in 1999, compared to 1998.

The total number of vehicles, including commercial vehicles, was up over 19 percent.

The spending boom is also going on down on the farms, with tractor licensing up by over 19 percent.

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Ford was the main beneficiary of the spending spree with more than 19,000 sales. The next most popular models were Toyota, Opel, Volkswagen, Nissan and Fiat.

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