Ford Crown Victorias sit in a parking lot outside a police station in Chicago. Sales of the Crown Victoria climbed 140 percent in August as police departments stockpiled the popular fleet vehicle before Ford ended its production this week. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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In a file photo, workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on 2011 Chevrolet Cobalts. The weakening dollar will allow U.S. automakers to export at a financial advantage. Mark Duncan/AP hide caption

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President Obama and congressional leaders work to strike a deal to raise the debt limit at the White House, July 14. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Customers walk past a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota brought in 19 percent of African-American buyers, 22 percent of Latino buyers and 33 percent of Asian-American buyers. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images hide caption

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Although the recession ended two years ago, Americans are still feeling the effects. Consumers are continuing to rely on thrifty measures to push their money further. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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People looking for jobs wait in line to speak with potential employers at the Brooklyn Job Fair on April 13 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A salesman looks at Ford Fusion cars with customers on the lot at the Serramonte Ford dealership in Colma, Calif. This year, Ford Motor Co. reported its best first-quarter earnings since 1998, at $2.6 billion. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks outside a Chevrolet dealership in Beijing. American automotive companies are expanding, taking brands like Buick and Chevrolet overseas. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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The 2012 Hyundai Veloster gets a polish on the floor of the the New York International Auto Show in April. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Winfrey talks with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in April. The final episode of Winfrey's 25-year-old talk show airs Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Toyota Tundra trucks are lined up at an Arizona dealership in April, when the automaker recalled about 51,000 of the vehicles. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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A model climbs out of an Audi during the New York International Auto Show. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An auto detailer polishes the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle on the floor of the New York International Auto Show. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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