Auto sales continue to perform well in 2014, say analysts, even though one of the usual ingredients in that success is missing -- strong GDP growth.
"The economy has not necessarily cooperated yet," says Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive. "Not to the level, that 3% level, which is typically expected to support auto sales. And we haven't really had that."
Schuster thinks 2014 vehicle sales will end up around 16.4 million.
Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com is just slightly more optimistic. She thinks the industry could sell 16.7 million by the end of December.