In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, photo, Honda Pilots are seen outside of a Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill. The U.S. auto industry ended 2012 on a high note, with December sales the strongest... more 
In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, photo, Honda Pilots are seen outside of a Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill. The U.S. auto industry ended 2012 on a high note, with December sales the strongest they have been since before the recession. Analysts predict an even bigger year in 2013, as a stronger economy, low-interest rates, aging cars on the road and competitive new products continue to draw buyers to dealerships. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nam Y. Huh
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