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Consumer Car News: 3/18/02
Consumer Car News: 3/18/02

FIRST GLIMPSE: ’03 LINCOLN AVIATORLincoln's new mid-size SUV, the 2003 Aviator, makes its debut at the New York Auto Show later this month — but because it’s going to be in the Vanity Fair Hollywood-themed issue on newsstands this week, Ford’s sent us a shot so you won’t have to actually...Read More»

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Driver's News: 11/05/01

Subscribe and get e-mail news FREE! OCT. SALES HIT RECORDS AT GM, FORDThose zero-percent financing deals threw rocket fuel on October’s U.S. auto sales. Most brands reported strong sales, some even without the benefit of the special financing deals. GM and Ford experienced record sales for trucks...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/15/01

WILL GAS PRICES STAY STABLE?Analysts are predicting steady oil prices even in the wake of the U.S. counterattacks in the Middle East, according to the Reuters news service. While past crises and strikes in the region have caused spikes, the price of oil has plunged in recent weeks and is not...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/12/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES CAUGHT IN THE WEB: 2004 GRAND PRIX It’s still hot in the Southwest and the next Pontiac Grand Prix was recently photographed while undergoing hot weather testing. Buyers can expect to see the revised Grand Prix midway through the 2004 model year. Originally it was thought...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/27/01

LET’S FACE IT: WE’RE GONNA MISS THAT MUSCLE As TCC reported—with mixed emotions—in yesterday’s Daily Edition, General Motors has called a halt to production of the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird after the 2002 model year build-out. Good cars with a great heritage. The company is also...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/18/01

GM HOLDS LINE ON EARNINGS AND PRODUCTION ESTIMATES Less than a week after Ford announced a significant drop in both its vehicle-production and earnings-per-share estimates for the third quarter of this year, General Motors says that it’s sticking with its predictions. Eighty-three cents per share...Read More»

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Driver's News: Sept. 3, 2001

FIRESTONE SETTLES SUIT OVER RECALLED TIRE FOR $7.5 MILLION In an eleventh-hour maneuver, Bridgestone/Firestone has settled with the Texas family suing the tiremaker for faulty manufacturing and tread-separation issues resulting in rollovers when mounted on Ford Explorer SUVs. The case was...Read More»

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Weekly News: April 23, 2001

NHTSA RELEASES CRASH-TEST RESULTS The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a new batch of crash-test results, including conventional front and side tests, and new rollover ratings for another 17 vehicles. In the rollover test, the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans...Read More»

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Weekly News: March 12, 2001

DC WILL LAYOFF 2700 SALARIED EMPLOYEES DaimlerChrysler announced that it plans to permanently lay off about 2700 salaried workers by the end of March. Company officials call the layoffs a step toward achieving the turnaround-plan goal of cutting 5000 white-collar workers. Nearly 2300 Chrysler Group...Read More»

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Weekly News: January 8, 2001

FOUR MORE YEARS FOR CHRYSLER RECOVERY DaimlerChrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp said that the restructuring of U.S. Chrysler operations will take two to four years, and that the company has absolutely no plans to sell Chrysler. In November, DC appointed new German management for the division, with...Read More»

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Headlight News Weekly for Dec. 4, 2000

DC:NO BIG CUTS, YET Top DaimlerChrysler officials have said that, although there won't be any job cuts announced in the company in the next few days, the company is looking for redundancies between its U.S. Chrysler operations and home operations in Germany, according to a Reuters report. Chief...Read More»

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Headlight News Weekly for November 27, 2000

CHRYSLER SHAKEUPGM AND DC IDLE PLANTSBRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE LAYOFFSMAZDA MOVES PRODUCTION TO EUROPEDAEWOO PRESIDENT APPEALS TO UNIONSSTATES AGREE WITH CA DIESEL RULESNHTSA OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO GOODYEAR TIRESJEEP WILL KEEP CHEROKEEFORD AND VISTEON BABYSITDC STOCK DIVESDAEWOO SUPPLIERS...Read More»

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Green Machines at the Shows

For yet another year, "green" was in at the Los Angeles and Detroit Auto Shows. Environmentally friendly automobiles dotted the show floor and many manufacturers were promoting their green efforts at press conferences. Both Ford and General Motors showed off hybrid-electric concepts at the Detroit...Read More»

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Week of October 4, 1999

FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENTDC HQ RUMORS FLYDC TO BUILD BRUTE-UTEAUDI TT GETS HANDLING FIXFORD, PEUGEOT INK DIESEL DEALSTATE FARM NAILED FOR USING ‘FAKE’ PARTSEPA ORDERS BIG TRUCKS CLEANMERCURY TO LIVE?L-M HEATS UP WEB WARSAUTOBYTEL STARTS AUCTIONS FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENT After weeks of...Read More»

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Week of August 9, 1999

JULY SALES HUMMINGJULY’S TOP SELLERSGM REBUFFS FIATGM, DAEWOO SIGN ALLIANCEVOLVO WORKING ON S60GM, FORD TO GET PLASTIC TRUCK BEDSCALIF. WANTS SULFUR LEVELS HALVEDDC RECALLS BABYSMARTMAZDA MOVES FOR EQUAL PAYTOYOTA DOES FIVE-DAY ORDERSTOYOTA BEGINS V-6 PRODUCTIONGM TO BUILD CARS IN JAPANNISSAN...Read More»

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1999 TCC Buyer's Guide

Saturn generated some excitement with its new three-door coupe for the 1999 model-year, and the company has announced that it will introduce two new midsize models as competition for imports such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The third door on the coupe is not a traditional hatchback. It is...Read More»

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