Analysts Predict Big Growth for U.S. Car Sales in 2012

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    http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111226/RETAIL01/312269963/1203

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    According to Automotive News, the predictions of 11 independent analysts from agencies such as Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities yielded an average outlook of 13.6 million units. That would mark a 6 to 7 percent increase from the projected 2011 numbers, which are figured to top 12.7 million units.

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    "We expect a slow start" in 2012 once a flurry of Japanese catch-up buyers eases and because of the end of the accelerated-depreciation [business tax rule that has boosted truck sales] on Jan. 1," Jonas said. "Then the SAAR will improve to the 14 million level by May or June and exit the year in the high 14s."

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    Now aren't you guys happy Obama saved the auto industry?

    Just in time for elections.
     
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    Global economy likely to continue to limp along...
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    Leading Economists Offer Their Forecasts for 2012
    December 30, 2011 - After a tough year in which the global economy faced one headwind after another, U.S. economists are weighing in on what is in store for 2012. When it comes to the U.S. budget, unemployment and the crisis in Europe - many believe 2012 will bring more of the same.
     
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    The U.S. economy, in many aspects, will behave independently of world economies during 2012.
    This includes an uptick in the auto market.

    We are in fact much better off than we realize. The problem is that guy in the Oval Offiice.
     
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    Sorry, but they are too late for elections. If unemployment is above 8% by the election, Obama is toast.
     
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    IOW, the evil 1%-ers who can afford a new car this year might be buying a new car this year?

    We can only hope, right?
     
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    Let's analyze the prediction before we high five the president. First of all lets admit that the "analysts" are nothing but cheer leaders for the auto industry. The "automotive news" is in the business of promoting the auto industry. Actually they predict a slow start in 2012 but they hope things will get better by May or June. Yeah right, we all hope so.
     

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