A Volkswagen Passat, winner of Motor Trend's 2012 Car of the Year award, is framed by an oversize replica of the award at press preview day for the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP ... more 
A Volkswagen Passat, winner of Motor Trend's 2012 Car of the Year award, is framed by an oversize replica of the award at press preview day for the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 7:25 PM EST