More than 200,000 new autos were registered last year, according to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. That's the most since 2001.
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It’s only the second time in 15 years that auto sales surpassed 200,000. It’s taken years for dealers to dig out from the recession. But sales have now doubled since hitting a low point in 2009.
Low interest financing, cheap gas, and a strong labor market all contributed to the big car sales year.