Most notable auto stories of 2012

Management changes, backpedaling, and a new sales contender. Some automakers had a great 2012, and some would like to move on to 2013.

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Tracking the year 2012 in autos reveals an unusual number of straightaways that were transformed into hairpins and switchbacks by human folly. Yes, stuff happens, but some stuff is more avoidable than others. Here are some notable instances where drivers behind the wheel failed to negotiate the curves -- and a couple of instances where, thank goodness, they did.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 31 2012 09:21 AM ET
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