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7 car brands best at bewitching buyers

Cars appeal to buyers for many reasons, and auto research firm J.D. Power has analyzed them all in its annual U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, or APEAL. The 2013 study asked more than 83,000 new car buyers and lessees to rate their vehicles on 77 attributes to determine the car brands and models that had the most "appeal."

Here are the study's highlights of the most popular car brands.

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