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US Auto Sales Set To Drive Past 15 Million in 2013

cnbc -- he rebound in U.S. auto sales shows few signs of slowing down according to a new report that projects new vehicle registrations will top 15 million this year. The auto research firm Polk estimates new vehicle registrations will increase by 900,000 and total 15.3 million for the year.
"Provided we don't see the economy slow down, we should see relatively strong auto sales growth this year," said Anthony Pratt, director of forecasting for the Americas at Polk.
(Read More: Sticker Shock: New Car Prices Are Going Up)
Polk tracks new vehicle registrations, which tend to come in just short of auto industry sales.
Surge in New Models
A key factor driving auto sales will be the surge in new vehicles introduced in the U.S. A total of 43 new models will roll into showrooms in 2013, an increase of ne


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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:16:05 AM

Alrighty then
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:21:00 AM

I wonder how much of a factor (hurricane) Sandy will be in the numbers...
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:00:42 PM

Many new cars are being sold 'cause Osama had all the old cars crushed!!!
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cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:06:37 PM

More good news for the US economy
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bell05
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:40:15 PM

I am with you DrCashFlow and TTM77. Sounds like some of "Obummer the Liar" news.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:49:40 PM

i'll bet against that prediction
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:19:24 PM

Good for every one
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:30:52 AM

I'm sure car losses from storms helped with this number.
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KarateDude
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:55:06 AM

We'll just have to wait and see what the economy has to say about the actual sales in 2013.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:51:54 AM

Good news for the economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:41:09 AM

Good stuff
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:27:30 AM

YEAH!!!!
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:21:12 AM

New, more efficient vehicles replacing older vehicles is a good thing
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:18:19 AM

No thanks, I will keep my 2001 vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:13:04 AM

Eventually the older cars are going to wear out. Then a newer vehicle is the answer.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:11:04 AM

keep my old junk, thanks!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:08:47 AM

Hopefully they're American cars built by American workers
and by American companies!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:07:03 AM

Unbelievable
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TTM77
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:06:54 AM

Set? why all the prediction?

with this kind of economy only welfare and unemployed ppl will have the money from gov to buy cars they can't afford.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:04:28 AM

Surprising!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:04:11 AM

I'll be replacing my truck, already sold, this year. Not in any hurry so there will be plenty of time to do research.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:26 AM

Some of it is pent up demand from drivers that have been hanging onto their old clunkers because of the uncertain economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:06 AM

that is great for those that can afford them; however, the cost of the midsize or larger car that many families need are simply too expensive. they are being forced to buy these new sub-compact vehicles that don't meet their needs; especially the lower middle class and the poor. Additionally, these higher new car prices are forcing up the price (not value) of vehicles in the used car markets ;)

Good for the middle class and above that have jobs ;)
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:02:44 AM

That's a lot of junk for the future.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:02:16 AM

No way.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:56 AM


This most economical solution is to keep and maintain the vehicle you already own.

Mine turned 26 last year.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:30 AM

None here, either.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:29 AM

Hopefully they're American cars built by American workers
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:08 AM

No new car here.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:00:37 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:00:13 AM

All depends on Obamanomics
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:59:46 AM

good for all
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:59:01 AM

AGREE YANMAN 22
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:58:48 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:58:23 AM

I wont be needing a new car for a while.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:57:38 AM

So the auto industry will be recovered by 2015 from 2007? Wow a depression by any other name but no they call it the Great Recession!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:57:27 AM

Sweet.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:57:13 AM

i have been holding on to my old junker as long as possible due to the economy, but i dont think that i will be able to make it past this year. i am sure that there are many others in the same situation.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:57:12 AM

let's see what happens.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:56:56 AM

Hope that Crystal Ball is correct
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:55:40 AM

Nothing new for me!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:55:07 AM

Probably the government buying them all.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:54:27 AM

With MPG going up by requirement, it has to be a matter of time before car sales decrease.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:54:02 AM

Let's see if the economy improves
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:53:56 AM

we're considering a new one...but if our cars hold up, we'll pass.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:53:54 AM

It WILL slow down sooner or later. It always does.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:53:41 AM

cnbc -- he rebound in U.S. auto sales shows few signs of slowing down according to a new report that projects new vehicle registrations will top 15 million this year. The auto research firm Polk estimates new vehicle registrations will increase by 900,000 and total 15.3 million for the year.

Can you imagine the traffic jam 15 million cars can make. Hope they stay on both coast and not here....
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BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:53:10 AM

no new car for me
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rrs517
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:53:00 AM

Due to pent up demand
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:52:14 AM

Just got a new one.
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