Sales at Columbia used-car dealership drop

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 6:41 p.m. CDT; updated 10:59 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

COLUMBIA—Six months ago, Ashland Auto Sales was selling 20 to 30 used cars a week. Today, the used-car dealership off Business Loop 70 is selling about half that number, thanks in part to fluctuating gas prices and stricter loan requirements.