8 Countries That Buy the Most Cars

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Each country’s citizens prefer their own mode of transportation: some drive, some cycle, some walk, and some ride. Until fairly recently, it was pretty clear cut where you could find the most auto-loving civilians — but now, as more and more countries become oil-dependent and more reliant on their vehicles, some new players are rising within the auto industry’s largest market ranks.

The Detroit News reported Thursday that Russia is poised to become the fifth-largest auto market, encouraging us to do our own research and see where other big-name countries line up after 2012′s auto sales. Here are the eight countries that buy the most cars.