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Nissan and Chrysler Post Hot Auto Sales Amid Cold Weather

The harsh winter weather continued to weigh on sales for some major automakers in February, as the nation's top two automakers both reported U.S. sales declines. General Motors and Ford both experienced a slow start to February -- a month when GM saw a 12% decline in sales of the Chevy Silverado, its top-selling vehicle and Ford saw U.S. sales fall 6% from a year ago. However, Nissan managed to post a surprising 16% increase in auto sales, while Chrysler saw a better-than-expected 11% gain.