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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.