Why A Recovery Won't Shift Detroit Into Overdrive

With wear and tear from three children beginning to show on Phyllis and Joseph Priola's 1987 Dodge Caravan, the suburban Chicago family was thinking of trading in the minivan. But the economy is still sluggish, and they have two other cars to fall back on, so they're standing pat. "We're not going to make any more big investments right now," says Phyllis.

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