The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss February's auto-sales numbers. These numbers were incredibly encouraging, especially in light of high gas prices, with Chrysler logging a 40% increase over last February and Ford selling 14% more vehicles. Brendan goes in-depth about why GM posted just a 1% gain in sales and explains why these numbers further solidify Ford as the best buy of the automakers.

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