The following is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discuss the top business and investing stories.

In this segment, 2012 was the best year for the U.S. auto industry in terms of sales since 2007. The guys discuss which automakers are looking strong at the moment, why the average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is a driving factor for the industry, and who is particularly poised to succeed in 2013.

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