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July 15, 2011 1:00 AM

Highest parking rates, June's top sellers and local Chevy show



NYC, London parkers fork out top rates
It's not just Manhattan apartments that are expensive -- so are the parking spaces. An annual survey of parking rates finds that midtown Manhattan is the most expensive place in the U.S. to park your car. The median monthly rate is $541. Seattle is No. 6 in the nation at $294; the national average is just over $155. New York City parkers can at least be glad they're not in London. The survey from Colliers International finds the most expensive monthly parking rate in the world is there, at $1,084.

--The Associated Press


(The Associated Press)

June auto sales lead by Ford and Chevy
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold last month, with May's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 49,618 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 32,579 (2)
3. Chevrolet Cruze, 24,896 (8)
4. Chevrolet Malibu, 23,737 (3)
5. Ford Escape, 22,274 (6)
6. Ford Focus, 21,385 (9)
7. Toyota Camry/Solara, 21,375 (-)
8. Dodge Ram, 21,362 (10)
9. Ford Fusion, 20,808 (5)
10. Hyundai Elantra, 19,992 (-)

--The Associated Press

Local car show gives back
Burien Chevrolet held its annual Classic Car Show July 3, with more than 200 classic Chevys on display. Food donations were collected, as well as $700 for the Des Moines Food Bank.

--NWautos staff