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Ramblings for June 26, 2000
Ramblings for June 26, 2000

Prowler’s final days The 2000 Woodward Edition Prowler(Click image for larger view) Chrysler is changing their image with the departure of Plymouth, and the Pentastar logo is getting replaced by the old winged badge. But the Prowler is doing quite well, thank you, as it approaches the end of the...Read More»

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Ramblings for June 5, 2000

Cars are the stars BMW has captured the public’s interest by introducing their Z3 and Z8 sports cars in James Bond movies, but Porsche's 2000 911 sports cars will be well represented in four of this summer's hottest movies: Mission: Impossible 2, starring Tom Cruise; Hollow Man, starring Kevin...Read More»

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Week of April 10, 2000

TRUCKS STILL RULE SALESFORD ANNOUNCES HYBRID-ELECTRIC ESCAPEFIAT STILL COVETS DAEWOO, WON’T COMMENT ON VOLVOROVER SOON TO BE IN TUG-OF-WARVW BUYS SCANIA STAKEIT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY—RENAULT, SAMSUNGFORD HOPES JOINT VENTURES WILL BOOST EUROPEAN BUSINESSTOYOTA TO BUILD RX300 IN CANADASEBRING’S...Read More»

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Ramblings for Apr. 3, 2000

China expands, the West waits One of the most watched and most difficult car markets is China. The U.S. and European markets are essentially flat but China's growth is just starting, with the demand expected to increase 35 percent in the next decade. The Chinese have been resisting exploitation...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Mar. 27, 2000

Mangusta becomes Qvale Effective immediately, Bruce Qvale, CEO of the Qvale Automotive Group, and Alejandro De Tomaso have agreed to dissolve their business agreement that brought a new De Tomaso Mangusta, now to be called the Qvale Mangusta, to the fore. De Tomaso had developed his own cars in the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of March 6, 2000

BIG THREE COMBINE ONLINE BUYING SITESDC, FIAT TALKING ABOUT ALLIANCEFIVE SUITORS ASKING FOR DAEWOO’S HANDRENAULT SKEPTICAL ABOUT NEW ONLINE SUPPLY VENTUREU.S. AUTO SALES UP FOR FEBRUARYGM RECALLS 900 ELECTRICSBMW’S NEW ROLLS TO BE A LIMODC ANNOUNCES PROFITS, FORECASTS FUTUREGM EMPLOYEE WARRANTY...Read More»

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Week of February 21, 2000

NISSAN’S NEXT "Z" TO BE NEW DESIGNMORE RUMORS ON DC, PEUGEOT MATCH UPA SUV FOR SAABNISSAN TO BUILD TEN NEW MODELS FOR NORTH AMERICATRUCKS GROW IN POPULARITYYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITEDDAIMLERCHRYSLER EXECS NAMEDLONGBRIDGE ROVER PLANT STAYS, SAYS BMWSATURN L-SERIES PRODUCTION CUTNERVOUS TT OWNERS GET...Read More»

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2000 L.A. Photo Gallery II

SILVER-SKINNED MOUNTAINEER IS NEXT MERC This uncluttered, dependable-looking concept sport-ute is scheduled to make it into dealer showrooms as a production model mid-year. A vertical hi-tech satin aluminum grill and short front overhang set it apart from competitors. Well-proportioned, clean lines...Read More»

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2000 North American International Auto Show Preview

In the ten years since it grew up and put on its international finery, the North American International Auto Show has gotten bigger. And bigger. And bigger. This year, estimates rolling in place the total cost of staging the show at $350 million. GM alone will spend about $50 million to display all...Read More»

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Week of December 6, 1999

STRONG NOV. SALES — MINUS GM, DCTOP 20 SELLERSNISSAN TO CUT BACK IN NORTH AMERICAIS THE SUV AFFAIR COOLING?HONDA DENIES GM STAKEGM STAKE IN SUBARU, TOO?EPA BLASTS CITIES’ SMOG PLANSNHTSA TO ADD BRAKE RATINGS?DODGE DROPS SPIDERMANRENAULT TO REVAMP DEALERSCADDY STS TO PACE LE MANSMEXICAN CAR...Read More»

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Ramblings for Nov. 29, 1999

GM’s mobility movement While just about every car company recognizes the special demands of some of its public, GM believes it’s been at the forefront of keeping the elderly and disabled mobile. Now the General has announced the formation of the GM Mobility Center, a subset that will address...Read More»

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Week of November 29, 1999

NOVEMBER SALES JUMP; GM SHARE TO DROP?UAW ON EDGE IN LORDSTOWNHONDA TO DC: WE’RE NOT ON THE BLOCKMORE DC-PEUGEOT MUTTERINGSVW TO SPEND BIG ON NEW MODELSMITSU LOSSES MOUNTDC VAN SALES WILT WITH COMPETITIONASTRO/SAFARI CUTBACKS PLANNEDINDIANA IN LINE FOR SECOND TOYOTA PLANTFORD PLANS LUXURY-DEALER...Read More»

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Week of November 8, 1999

SEMA SHOWS OFF THE AFTERMARKETCURTAINS FOR PLYMOUTHFORD, GM SUPPLIERS GO ONLINEECLASSICS.COM COMING TO THE NETFORD TURNING TO CUSTOM CENTERSOCTOBER SALES FIND DOMESTICS DOWNTOP 20 SELLERSNHTSA MODIFIES AIRBAG STRATEGYGM CARS TO HOOK INTO INTERNETMAZDA TO SELL CARS ONLINEDELPHI AND HARLEY HOOK...Read More»

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Week of November 1, 1999

FORD OPENS 'STANG TO TUNERSNEXT-GEN AIRBAGS ARE SAFERDC EARNS $1.6 BILLION IN Q3FORD AD GOES GLOBALGM PLANS HUGE DETROIT SHOWHONDA PASSES NISSANBMW X5 DEBUTS ON EBAYJENSEN IS REBORNWINKLER HEADS FORD CREDITCHRYSLER SUED OVER DEBTORSNHTSA LOOKS INTO DC RAMSMITSU CUTS WORK FORCEFORD TRUCKS GET...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Sept. 27, 1999

Car of the century We are three months away from the end of the century, and voting is winding down for the selection of the Car of the Century. A panel of international journalists has pared the list of 100 cars down to these 26. The asterisks denote my top 10, and the double asterisks indicate my...Read More»

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Ramblings for Sept. 20, 1999

Art and Science Lots of times we hear slogans and kind of snicker at their message, finding it inappropriate to the company or product. Cadillac has been touting "Art and Science" as its mantra, and it fits the company like a glove. With a completely new product line on the horizon and a worldwide...Read More»

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Week of August 30, 1999

RECORD LABOR DAY TRAFFIC?GM TO GIVE CVT A WHIRLGM VERDICT SLASHEDBLUEOVALNEWS.COM SHUTTEREDDODGE OWNERS FILE SUITVW TO LICENSE TOYOTA TECHFORD NABS LAND ROVER STYLISTCADDY DUMPS DUCKSBIG BIMMERS RECALLEDVW RECALLS PASSATS, AUDISBMW LOOKING FOR ROLLS HOMEGM FLIES THE FRIENDLY SKIES RECORD LABOR DAY...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of August 23, 1999

AMERICANS WON'T PAY FOR GREEN CARSMASS. MAY ADOPT CALIF. STANDARDSFORD SHOWS OFF HYDROGEN STATIONJAG CASTS DOUBT ON SUVDC IN TALKS TO SHARE SMART?AUDI RECALLS TTACURA RECALLS RL, TLNHTSA CHECKS FORD BLADESLINCOLN LS IS A SELLOUTHONDA CHARGED WITH DISCRIMINATIONAUTOALLIANCE NAMES COLEMANPRICELINE...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 21, 1999

SPORT-UTES WIMP OUT IN CRASHES GM TO OPEN USED SUPERSTORE? GM WINS AIRBAG SUIT FORD, TOYOTA MOST PRODUCTIVE NEW CAVALIER, SUNFIRE DELAYED CD RADIO FOR FORD FORD ANTES UP LOW-EMISSION ENGINES MAZDA, MITSU JOIN ON TRUCKS BEETLE PLANT REOPENS AFTER QUAKE SAAB SHIFTS TO AUSTRIA FORD TO BUILD IN BRAZIL...Read More»

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