From The Car Connection:
Car sales hit the skids in September, as the major automakers saw double-digit gains from summer turn to single digits--and head in the wrong direction, in some cases. Numbers are trending downward for many mass-market nameplates as the Federal government shutdown enters its first day, the culmination of a political battle over funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Police officers don't have it easy. Many risk their lives every day. Reports of police corruption don't make things any easier. A couple of years ago, for example, an officer in New Orleans, Louisiana was arrested for issuing 215 "phantom" citations to generate extra income for himself.
Callaway C21 AeroWagon shooting brake based on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette StingrayEnlarge Photo
Callaway's radical AeroWagon Corvette is headed for production, according to the latest buzz. First unveiled last March, reports claim that Callaway will begin converting 2014 Corvette Stingrays into AeroWagons.
A prototype for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been spotted once again, this time revealing more details of the upcoming sedan than ever before, including a glimpse of the interior. The new C-Class is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2014 and will, for the first time, be manufactured at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Well, here's a first: The best-selling car in Norway is the Tesla Model S. Not the best-selling electric car. Not the best-selling car with a plug. For the month of September, the Tesla Model S was the best-selling car, period.
What kind of hybrid car do you want to buy? Poll the automakers about what kind of hybrids they think will sell, and one answer comes back. The sweet spot for hybrids, as their model lineups show, is mid-size sedans--both mainstream and now increasingly luxury makes.