Analysts say the snow and ice and brutally cold weather kept some away from new car and truck showrooms last month. Sales were down 6% for Ford, 4% for Toyota and about 1% for General Motors. However Subaru saw a 24% increase due in large part to its popular S.U.V. line. Sales for Nissan improved 16% and Chrysler saw an 11% jump.

Though the experts do note for those who are putting off buying something new for now because of the weather will venture out once spring arrives. Then automakers are expected to make up the sales that they've been losing and get back on track to what's still expected to be a record setting sales year.

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