"The drop-off is fundamental of economic recovery," said Anthony Pratt, an industry analyst at Autofacts, a site affiliated with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. "We may not be entirely thorough the woods yet in terms of the recession."
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"Year over year numbers should increase from last year, but we're not going to see a rapid growth," Mr. Pratt said. "It's a long process to recovery."