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10 Millionth ROMEO V-8 Headed For 2010 Ford Mustang

10 Millionth ROMEO V-8 Headed For 2010 Ford Mustang

Ford announces production of the 10 millionth V-8 engine produced at its ROMEO plant in Michigan. It will be installed - in 4.6-liter, three-valve-per-cylinder variety - in a 2010 Mustang produced at the automaker's Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant. Romeo Engine Plant  produces V-8 engines at... read more

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2009 Ford Focus

Fours Reign At Ford; 4-Cyl Production Doubles With EcoBoost

Ford plans not only to double production volume of four-cylinder engines but also to offer a four-cylinder in every one of its cars and crossovers by 2013. Helping make that... read more February 16, 2009 by  1

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Detroit Forced To Ditch Excessive Trims, Packages, Options

Buyers of Big Three cars will soon be constrained to mainly trim packages (I.e. Honda's DX, LX, and EX) as opposed to picking and choosing from a litany of individual... read more February 16, 2009 by  6

Volkswagen New Mid-size Sedan

2011 Volkswagen Sedan Update: First All-American Pic

Our colleagues over at The Car Connection have pounced on an image from WRCB in Chattanooga of the as-yet unnamed "New Mid-Size Sedan," the sedan that Volkswagen will build... read more February 13, 2009 by 

Volkswagen New Mid-size Sedan

Chattanooga-Built VW NMS Sedan Sketch Revealed

We told you a while back that Volkswagen decided upon Tennessee as the site of a new plant that will build its new American market midsize sedan. Well now we have a sketch... read more February 13, 2009 by  1

Toyota makes cuts

Friday The 13th Update: Toyota Makes More Cuts

As if this week weren't gnarly enough, Toyota announced yesterday that it's making more cuts at its North American facilities. The company had already instituted a hiring... read more February 13, 2009 by  1

Nissan and Chrysler partnership in peril

Nissan And Chrysler Need Some Time Apart

Friday the 13th has struck again--and this time, the victims aren't just moviegoers. It looks like there's trouble in paradise for Nissan and Chrysler. Remember how we told... read more February 13, 2009 by  3

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Nissan Ends U.S. Production of Infiniti QX56, Nissan Quest, Nissan Titan

Nissan's days of building cars for the common man may be over--at least in Mississippi. The company has said that it's shutting down production of the Infiniti QX56, Nissan... read more February 5, 2009 by  1

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Porsche Reports 14 Percent Sales Drop

Judging from preliminary results, Porsche reported at its annual general meeting that sales fell to about $3.9 billion for the first half of its fiscal year beginning August... read more January 30, 2009 by  1

2009 Cadillac XLR

Roadster Redux: GM Kills Cadillac XLR

Yesterday we reported that the Honda S2000's days are numbered. In yet more bad news for wind-in-the-hair fans, Cadillac announces a Spring departure for its XLR roadster... read more January 27, 2009 by  1

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Volkswagen: Tennessee Plant is a Go

With all the news of plants closing their doors and people getting laid off, Volkswagen has shown that they are not participating in the current recession. The company... read more January 27, 2009 by 

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Volvo Bans Chromium From Leather, Car Interiors

Erin Brockovich would be pleased to hear that going forward, all Volvo interior materials will be chromium-free. Chromium is commonly used in the leather tanning process, and... read more January 26, 2009 by 

2009 Honda S2000 CR

Honda S2000 Bows Out After 2009

Honda's track-ready, no frills S2000 roadster will no longer be produced after the 2009 model year. When it debuted in 1999 for the 2000 model year, the Honda S2000 wowed... read more January 26, 2009 by 

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Alabama-Built Accord-based Crossover To Compete With Venza

Sources close to report that a new Toyota Venza-fighter, a mid-sized crossover, will soon be coming from Honda. They say the vehicle is proposed for... read more January 26, 2009 by  3

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The UAW: Help Or Hindrance?

In the past 24 hours, UAW president Ron Gettelfinger has been on a media offensive, and man, does he have a lot to get off his chest. Via articles in Detroit News, the... read more January 22, 2009 by  7

2007 Chrysler Pacifica 4-door Wagon FWD Dashboard

UAW's Gettelfinger Blesses Chrysler/Fiat Alliance

Earlier today we reported that yesterday's rumored Chrysler LLC/Fiat S.p.A. alliance is a go, enabling Chrysler desperately needed access to competitive small-car platforms... read more January 20, 2009 by 


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