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ORLANDO, Fla. — Even in hard times, Americans still love their cars and take to the open road. Rising gas prices didn’t put a dent in the summer family-drive vacation. The credit crunch, job losses and the war in Iraq may make headlines, but Americans are still buying cars. They have made an economic adjustment however, they’re buying more used cars than new cars.

The car buying process itself remains an unpleasant for one most buyers, so more and more credit unions are using auto-buying services that offer car location and delivery services for members that cuts through the spiel at the dealership and saves time, aggravation and even money. Who says that buying a car can be a stress free transaction?

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