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 sale

 

              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 sale
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)