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Americans bought more cars and trucks in 2011

Americans bought more cars and trucks in 2011

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Published Jan 4, 2012 04:00PM MDT

Detroit • Americans bought more cars and trucks last year, inspired by easier credit, an improved economy and the desire to replace aging vehicles that got them through the Great Recession.
Automakers finished 2011 on the upswing, with strong December sales in the United States and expectations for further growth this year.
For Chrysler, December was the best month in nearly three years, as passenger-car deliveries more than doubled and total sales rose 37 percent. Chrysler’s sales for all of 20...

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