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Sales of used vehicles in the first half of fiscal 2009 hit an all-time low of 1.92 million units, down 7.3 percent from a year earlier amid the flagging economy, an industry body said Tuesday.

Sales of secondhand vehicles, excluding minivehicles with engines of up to 660cc, were the lowest since 1978, when the Japan Automobile Dealers Association first compiled comparable data.

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