Today in Car News: Car Sales, GM Fours, and Ghostbusters

September 2, 2010
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

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By all accounts, this year's car sales are as nostalgic and flat as a three-week-old A&W root beer left in your cupholder inn summer. [Consumerist]

And in what was supposed to be the year of the small car, it's --not shocking--that the two best-selling vehicles are big ole pickup trucks. [Detroit Free Press]

While U.S. sales are sluglike, the big global brands are sharpening their black pens over brisk sales in China. [Wall Street Journal]

MINI is thinking its 2011 Countryman would make an excellent coupe, maybe. Now what to do with those extra doors? [WorldCarFans]

As Hyundai's done, GM may yank its V-6 engines from its mid-size sedans in the name of fuel economy. [AutoblogGreen]

If you're truly a fan of old-time car design, this video brings back the heady GM era of the 1970s--and the ill-fated Vega. [Autoblog]

Coda thinks Hawaii is the best place on earth to begin distribution of its all-electric sedan. We've heard it's also good for executive golf. Coincidence? [GreenCarCongress]

If you believe that "real-time traffic" is really served out in real time, let us regale each other with tales of how the Cowboys actually are America's team. [Jalopnik]

Last up today: a once in a lifetime chance to roll like Egon and the rest of the Ghostbusters crew. Don't cross the streams. (It would be bad.) [Inside Line]

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