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Some natural gas cars hard to find

Some natural gas cars hard to find



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A lot of people are switching to natural gas cars due to the price of gasoline.

But the compressed natural gas car from Honda is pretty hard to find. That has some customers and dealers grumbling.

At Ken Garff Honda, customers wanting a Civic GX will have to wait. "Right now we're telling people 12 to 15 months out if they're to put a deposit down now," said feet manager Ron Brown.

He says natural gas prices are so low in Utah that the demand for the car is high. But Brown says it's hard to convince Honda to build more to fit the need.

"They would rather build regular gas Civics and make money than build natural gas Civics and lose money," he explained.

Brown says he doesn't know how the automaker is losing money. He says he loses, though, when some people want their deposits back.

E-mail: cwall@ksl.com

Cleon Wall

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