Dealers Grapple w/ Inventory Mix as Gas Prices Climb


Record gas prices keep deal­ers guess­ing on inven­to­ry choic­es. Con­ven­tion­al wis­dom points to fuel-effi­cient vehi­cles, but sports util­i­ty vehi­cle inter­est remains steady as deal­ers who bring in small cars find them­selves with unwant­ed inven­to­ry. When adjust­ed for infla­tion, gas prices are not at an all-time high, which results in most con­sumers not think­ing about gas prices when they are shop­ping for vehi­cles — at least so far.