Auto Show Opens Amid Economic Uncertainty

Friday, April 10, 2009

And the New York International Auto Show is on at the Javits Center, today is the first day it's open to the public.

REPORTER: New Jersey resident Sandy Profetto was checking out the new Mini Cooper for strictly professional reasons. She's a manager at ISO, an insurance ratings company.

PROFETTO: Right now we're looking for what new vehicles are coming out because the insurance industry relies on us to develop like the base pricing and evaluate the vehicle characteristics.

REPORTER: Profetto says this year the show seems a little lower key than in years past.

Many auto companies have cut back on dry ice and flashy demonstrations, instead emphasizing reliability and price.


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