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Toyota Wants Suppliers To Cut Costs By 30%

Toyota Wants Suppliers To Cut Costs By 30%

Toyota’s stellar profitability record took a major beating this year thanks to the affects of the global financial crisis and in response the automaker is looking to cut costs at every possible point. The savings will come from improved quality, reduced waste and human resources development... read more

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2009 Saab 9-3

Breaking: GM Sells Key Saab Assets To Beijing Auto

When Saab's sale to Koenigsegg flamed out in late November, many presumed it was the end of the line for the brand, much as Penske's withdrawal spelled the end for Saturn. It... read more December 14, 2009 by  1

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Side Exterior View

Battery Performance: as Temperature Drops, Battery Performance Slides

One thing that you find interesting as you read blog posts about hybrid cars and battery technology is the amount of information that the average car owner does not have much... read more December 12, 2009 by  0

Dacia Duster SUV

Report: Renault Considering U.S. Return As Budget Brand

Renault bosses have hinted at a possible return to the U.S. market as the French automaker contends with one of the worst sales slumps in its history. Renault’s market... read more December 10, 2009 by  2

2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Angular Front Exterior View

Study: White's Top Here, But Elsewhere Other Colors Rule

Its funny that some things you take for granted in the good old U.S. of A. aren't necessarily true for the rest of the world. For example, DuPont recently released its list... read more December 9, 2009 by  0

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

VW Buys Into Suzuki, Kelley And J.D. Power Results: Today At High Gear Media

The big news in the industry today is Volkswagen's purchase of a 19.9 percent stake in Suzuki. The primary avenue for benefit to the German carmaker is access to Suzuki's... read more December 9, 2009 by  0

1997 Chevrolet Suburban

Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Pt. 3

Normal Process Raises Battery Concern Question 1 For the first time since I have owned my car, I checked the battery water level. My battery is three years old. When I... read more December 7, 2009 by  0

1997 Toyota Corolla DX

Car Recalls: It's Important for an Owner To Keep up

Theres a problem with the current way the public perceives and handles auto safety recalls that puts people in real danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more December 5, 2009 by  0

2009 Toyota Camry CE

NHTSA Finds Many Owners Ignoring Safety Recall Notices

Heres an interesting paradox: even as the auto industry faced a record number of 2007 recalls 712 -- the physical number of cars recalled was well down from the record number... read more December 5, 2009 by  0

Bob Lutz and 50 Cent

General Motors' New CEO Is...Bob Lutz?

Bob Lutz is a controversial guy: a slick salesman/cheerleader who can get the public riled up about a new car, but also the kind of hothead who's been known to speak before... read more December 3, 2009 by  0

Peugeot iON Electric

Mitsubishi, Peugeot-Citroen Consider Capital Tie-Up

Strategic partnerships are key elements in most successful business plans, and that goes double during trying economic times like these. We've seen countless alliances in the... read more December 3, 2009 by  2

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata Released, Trips on Very Own Nose

The eagerly anticipated 2011 Hyundai Sonata was released today and the only thing that crossed my mind was, "My, what a big nose you have." I may have even cocked my head a... read more December 2, 2009 by  0

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed an all-new concept car, called the Up! Lite, that demonstrates a new focus on fuel-efficiency and hybrids by getting... read more December 2, 2009 by  1

Saab logo

BAIC Wanting A Foothold In The West, Now Turns To Saab

Last week, when we reported on the Koenigsegg Group's failed attempt to purchase Saab from GM, we mentioned that a member of that group -- Beijing Automotive Industry... read more November 30, 2009 by  2

Honda Dealership

Buying a Car and 'Beating the Salesman': The Dealer's Perspective

Most days we surf the automotive websites looking for items that might spark a little inspiration, something that might be a little different; something that will help you... read more November 29, 2009 by  0

2009 Honda Accord Sdn EX

Buying a Car: the End of the Month Is the Right Time

Believe it or not there are secrets that the auto industry wants its customers to know about, but really never goes out of its way to tell them that the industry would like... read more November 27, 2009 by  0


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