In this Aug. 11, 2011 photo, Jeff Swanson, 25, looks at the rear rotors on his 10-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix in Sterling Heights, Mich. Swanson, who was in the market for a new car just weeks ago, ... more 
In this Aug. 11, 2011 photo, Jeff Swanson, 25, looks at the rear rotors on his 10-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix in Sterling Heights, Mich. Swanson, who was in the market for a new car just weeks ago, decided to keep his 10-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix for at least another year. Gyrations in stocks and talk of a weakening economy rattled Swanson's confidence about taking on another payment, even though his new job running a home for mentally disabled people seems to be secure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sancya
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 11:53 PM EDT