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More chatter from the Detroit auto show: Execs with GM and Ford (F) both say anecdotally that...

More chatter from the Detroit auto show: Execs with GM and Ford (F) both say anecdotally that sales are brisk in January through the first 10 days of the year. Though it's unclear if it's the mild winter weather or improved consumer sentiment pushing buyers to showrooms so far this year, another overlooked factor to watch in 2012 is that the average age of cars in the U.S. is close to 11 years.
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  • Financial Insights
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    I've got one that is 25 years old, and one that is 20 years old. The Japanese made some great cars.
    11 Jan 2012, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    I have a 2003 CRV that I am now using to haul the remains of our master bath. Why would I buy a new car just to destroy the interior?
    11 Jan 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Its their job to cheerlead...right....just like the Realtor spokesman that always says its a great time to buy or sell a house...and then double count..
    11 Jan 2012, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    Well, if sales are not brisk they can easily be called out on it down the road.
    11 Jan 2012, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Tea is Brisk...not cares sales...car sales Varoooom
    11 Jan 2012, 09:16 AM Reply Like
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