The Week in Reverse

August 5, 2006

Porsche's planning a fifth model line based on the upcoming Panamera. Our spy shots clearly show the project far enough along that Porsche is trying to mate it out to Honda's Asimo robot.

Jaguar may be on the block as Ford tries to figure out why it can't make money from eight-year-old Focuses and Town Cars. If y'all want, we'll set up a PayPal account so we can offer 15 pounds sterling for it, like they did with Rover a few years back.

Ford is taking off on a new Expedition while GM is hoping it hits new highs with the Sierra/Silverado. As our insensitive friend Bill would say, "They're damn lucky to get the last two seats on the Titanic."

An open question to Steve Wilhite: should you maybe do a terrible job and hope to keep it more than a couple of years? Because clearly, progress is career suicide.

Would they have called it the Tiguana if it were built in Mexico?

We like the fact that Picasso is getting his props, but we're a little concerned about the ergonomics if Pablo had a hand in them.

And finally this week, Toyota has an M-Theory for keeping the Matrix from sliding off the sales charts. Our solution? Crib the Pontiac Vibe's styling and chop $2000 off the sticker. But that's just us talking.

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