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Week of July 10, 2000
Week of July 10, 2000

THE DEBATE OVER RECYCLED AIRBAGS EUROPEAN AUTOMAKERS SEEK COVISINT ALTERNATIVE GAS PRICES TO FALL EXIDE SELLS STARTER/ALTERNATOR BUSINESS LOPEZ FACES EXTRADITION SATELLITE UP FOR RADIO SERVICE GAS PRICES HAD LITTLE EFFECT ON SUV SALES DANA JOINS COVISINT ROVER HIRES DESIGN DIRECTOR THE DEBATE OVER...Read More»

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Week of June 19, 2000

HYUNDAI SAYS DC PARTNERSHIP IS IN THE BAGGOVERNMENT QUESTIONS REFINERSSATURN RETAILERS HELP EBAYMICROSOFT CONQUERS DRIVEOFFDODGE DUMPS VAN FOR SUVAUTOMAKERS POST SLIGHT CAFE IMPROVEMENTGM EXPANDS FLEXIBLE FUEL OFFERINGSCAR THIEVES LIKE MERCEDES-BENZ MODELSGOVERNMENT CUTS RESEARCH PROGRAMGM TO GIVE...Read More»

Lexus LC production at Toyota Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan
Ramblings for June 12, 2000

BMW’s hydrogen future Many manufacturers are working to free drivers from dependence on gasoline, and they’re being spurred on by the recent flock of artificial ‘shortages’ that have driven up prices. Hydrogen seems like a perfect solution, since it burns without pollution and is the most...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Takeover Game

It's a grand time to be the CEO of a big car company with even bigger ambitions. Sales are through the roof, as though the Nasdaq never so much as faltered. Some semblance of rationality is at last making its way into the ordering of parts, meaning huge cash savings. And one after another, smaller...Read More»

Chevrolet Corvette C7R race car  -  live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
2000 New York Auto Show, Part II

LEXUS GOING TOPLESS. While trucks dominated the debut list at the 2000 New York International Auto Show, Lexus took another route to luxury, rolling out its first-ever ragtop. The SC430 convertible will be "the jewel of Lexus," boasted General Manager Brian Bergsteinsson. The styling is meant to...Read More»

Tesla Model S inspection for seat-belt anchor, Supercharger site, Nov 2015  [photo: Jim Madaffer]
Week of April 3, 2000

DC, MITSU MARRIAGE TO INVOLVE CARS, NOT TRUCKSGM SETS SUBARU PLANSGAP NARROWS BETWEEN RENAULT, SAMSUNGU.K. TRIES TO STOP ROVER DEPARTURENEW Z WILL HAVE SIX-CYLINDERSIDE AIRBAGS DON’T EQUAL TOP CRASH SCOREVW ACQUIRES STAKE IN HEAVY TRUCK INDUSTRYMAZDA RECALLS MPV MINIVANSOPEC UPS OIL OUTPUTNEW...Read More»

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Week of March 27, 2000

DC-MITSU DEAL DONE, SAYS KYODORESIDUALS FROM ROVER BREAKUPGM CONTINUES TO TANGOFIAT TO PROPOSE TO VOLVO, SCANIARENAULT, SAMSUNG CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONSM-B C-CLASS DEBUTSSUBARU’S CONCEPT ST-X TO BECOME SUV FOR U.S.NISSAN’S HIRSHBERG TO RETIRESUVS GET CAR-FRIENDLYDAEWOO SALE EXPECTED BY...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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

2001 Dodge Stratus coupe
2000 Chicago Auto Show, Part Two

FORD HOLDS THE ‘BIRD. The Ford Thunderbird project has been set back by anywhere from three to six months, well-placed sources revealed to TCC in Chicago. The retro-styled roadster got an early preview and a long incubation period, and though no formal timetable was announced, Ford had planned to...Read More»

2000 Nissan Frontier Super Sport concept
2000 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 10 in the U.S., noted Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Yet a sizable share of those deaths could be prevented, he stressed. But it will take more than just buckling...Read More»

2001 Jeep Cherokee
Week of January 31, 2000

DC CHAIRMAN EATON TO RETIREDC DOESN’T EXPECT TOP RATING FOR MINIVANJEEP CHEROKEE PRODUCTION EXTENDEDDC, FIAT RUMORS SPROUT ANEWAIRBAG TESTING CHANGES LIKELYAMERICAN LUXURY LOSING POPULARITYGM, DEALERS KISS AND MAKE UPABT: NO MORE MIDDLEMANDEALERS FIGHTING ONLINE SALESGM MERGES CARS, TRUCKSKOREANS...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
Week of January 3, 2000

A RECORD-BUILDING YEAR FOR AUTOMAKERSTOYOTA MAKES A MILLIONDC EARNINGS HIT A PEAKGAS HITS DECADE HIGHFORD, CHEVY GET 70+MPGMERCURY, VOLVO TO GET QUASI-UTE?HONDA, SATURN GET FOUR STARSRENAULT FANCIES SAMSUNGMAZDA EYES EURO OUTPUTNEW CENTURY, NEW RECALLS A RECORD-BUILDING YEAR FOR AUTOMAKERS Last...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
Week of November 15, 1999

GM TO AXE F-CARS BY 2002FORD ANTES UP FOR NEW ENGINESPESTILLO TO HEAD VISTEONRUBIN JOINS FORD BOARDFERRARI ABSORBS MASERATISAAB DROPS VIGGEN’S TOPDEALERS SETTING UP SHOP IN CYBERSPACENAV SYSTEMS IN DEMAND, POWER FINDSVW DEBUTS AD ON THE WEBHYUNDAI BROWN-BAGS ITS CARSDC SUES ACCUSER IN SEATBACK...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of October 18, 1999

NHTSA DEFLATES SIDE AIRBAGSFORD UNVEILS NEW STRUCTUREGM MAKES $877 MILLION IN Q3DODGE COMES BACK TO NASCARGM STICKS WITH DEALER BUYOUTSQUEBEC BIDS TO KEEP GM PLANTGM, SUZUKI TO BUILD CAR IN JAPANGM, DAEWOO TALK ON ALLIANCEFIAT ANGLING FOR SAMSUNGVAUXHALL TO SELL ONLINEVW SUES VW(.NET) NHTSA...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of October 4, 1999

FUEL ECONOMY FALLSGM, DELPHI SETTLESALES SPECTACULARZARRELLA FORECASTSGM TO BUY DEALERSCARORDER.COM ALSO BUYINGAUTONATION SPINOFFMAZDA FINEDGM FIRE SETTLEMENTAUTO TRADE DEFICIT GROWSTOYOTA ON NYSEROVER BACK IN THE BLACK?FIAT STILL DENYING RUMORS FUEL ECONOMY FALLS The Honda Insight, the first...Read More»

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Ramblings for Sept. 5, 1999

By land or by air There is a natural tie between aircraft and automobiles. Styling and streamlining went hand in hand, and cars since the 1950s have taken design inspiration from the jet age. In the '70s, racing and fuel economy put cars into wind tunnels, but the ties don’t stop there. Sure, car...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 28, 1999

SPORT-UTES SAFER THAN SMALL CARS?JAGUAR STYLIST LAWSON DIESGRECO TO LEAD LAMBORGHINIGM, FEDS TO STUDY "SMART" CARSBIG 2.5 SUED OVER RECLINERSTOYOTA TO EXPAND IN N.A.?BMW BETS $5 BILLION ON ROVERSAAB 9-5 GETS ITS WINGSSATURN PRICES L-SERIESMAZDA RECALLS B-SERIESFORD OFFERS $20 MILLION TO ROUGE...Read More»

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