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April Sales Show Decline
April Sales Show Decline

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DAILY EDITION: Nov. 1, 2002

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Nov. 1, 2002 FIAT TO BOOST AUTO GROUP WITH $2.47 BILLION Fiat SpA will pump $2.47 billion into the struggling Fiat Auto group as required by Italian law. According to that law, any company that owes more than one-third of its net assets must be recapitalized. Fiat SpA will...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Sept. 26, 2002

DAILY EDITION: Sept. 26, 2002 2004 GRAND PRIX READY FOR SPRING Pontiac will show off the 2004 Grand Prix this week at the Texas State Fair — but you don’t have to get horse hockey on your shoes here to see it. The ’04 Grand Prix gets smoothed out and styled up, though it doesn’t grow any...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 5/20/02

INTEGRA IS THE MOST STOLEN CARThe 20 largest insurance companies say that claims are down since 1980 — but that payouts are higher, Reuters reports. The companies represented by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) also says the 1999-2001 Acura Integra has the highest theft rate and claim...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 4/8/02

BLACKWOOD AN EARLY GONERPlanning on buying a Lincoln Blackwood? Buy soon — Lincoln spokespeople told various press outlets on Monday that the limited-production, rear-drive, luxury four-door truck would be a lot more limited than originally planned. After debuting the 2002 model last year...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 3/25/02

’03 PARK AVE GETS PORTHOLESThe restyled 2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra has something no other Buick has had in decades — portholes. GM showed off the new Park Avenue Ultra on Wednesday in, of all places, Manhattan and unveiled the Park’s new shape, which incorporates portholes on the front...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show, Part III

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota DETROIT SHOW IN TOP GEARTurnout for this year's North American International Auto Show was down a bit, reflecting the decision by many foreign journalists not to come to the States right now. Despite that, most observers give the...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/11/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES FORD CUTS DIVIDEND TO 15 CENTS As reported here yesterday, Ford has announced that it will cut its stock dividend to 15 cents for the fourth quarter, a 50-percent drop from its third-quarter 2001 dividend of 30 cents a share. "The dividend reduction is a difficult but...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/03/01

SEPT. SALES GOOD AND BAD September’s domestic auto sales figures were good-news, bad-news numbers depending on how you wanted to look at them. *Sales were down, but not as far as some had predicted. Analysts had expected a sales decline of 12-15 percent, but when the numbers came out, sales were...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/01/01

CAMARO/FIREBIRD GONE AFTER 2002 The word’s been on the street for quite some time now, but General Motors Corporation finally made it official: 2002 will be the last model year for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models. It fell to GM Vice President John G. Middlebrook to make the...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/01/01

FORD RATING CUT; IS GM NEXT? The Ford Motor Co. suffered another embarrassment last week as Fitch, one of services that rates the creditworthiness of corporations and public institutions, announced it had cut its rating of the automaker and its various subsidiaries. Fitch dropped Ford and its Ford...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/25/01

DAIMLERCHRYSLER CONSOLIDATING DEALERS As all facets of the automotive industry move deeper into an era of cost-cutting and consolidation, DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group is lifting its long-standing dictum that no single dealer could sell Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep products all at the same...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/20/01

AUTO SUMMIT YIELDS NUMEROUS IDEAS An unprecedented summit meeting Wednesday drew nearly two dozen auto industry, labor and government officials together at GM’s Hamtramck Assembly Plant. The leaders took aim at declining auto sales and overall concerns about the economy. U.S. Commerce Secretary...Read More»

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2001 Frankfurt Show Preview

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index Official Web site for IAA Frankfurt September’s around the corner — and in the hinterlands of Germany, that can only mean one thing. Yep, it’s another Frankfurt auto show, and the world’s automotive makes are busy putting the final touches on concepts and...Read More»

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Daily Edition: July 31, 2001

SCIENTISTS' REPORT RECOMMENDS CAFE BOOST A National Academy of Sciences report officially released Monday concludes that automakers should be able to increase the fuel economy of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks by as much as 47 percent over the next ten to fifteen years. The panel of...Read More»

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2001 New York Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage LEAP OF FAITH . Suzuki demonstrated to the New York auto show press that, if you want real fireworks, you have to use real fireworks. Suzuki motorcycle racing champ Travis Pastrana leaped over Suzuki’s newest concept, the SX activity vehicle, while his...Read More»

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Weekly News: April 2, 2001

EXIDE PAYS FOR PAST MISTAKES Exide Technologies has finally reached a plea agreement in an Illinois federal court, closing the door on the dishonest dealings of former Exide management. With the settlement, Exide will pay about $27.5 million in fines, payable over five years, and the federal...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage   THAR’S GOLD IN THEM, THAR HILLS. Ford’s 49er concept car is prospecting for a different sort of gold. The prototype, says chief of design J Mays, blends elements from a variety of late ‘40s and early ‘50s Fords. Its goal, he suggested, is to...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of February 14, 2000

STUDY SAYS BUYERS GETTING OVER 11 PERCENT OFF STICKERHONDA UNSURE ABOUT GM’S ONLINE PARTS PARTNERSHIPTAURUS, SABLE GET FIVE-STAR RATINGSHIGH GAS PRICES PREDICTED FOR SUMMERGHOSN SPOUTS GLOOM AND DOOMDIRECT SALES GET THUMBS UP IN STUDYCONSUMER REPORTS FACES SUIT ON ISUZU REVIEWTOYOTA UPS PRICES ON...Read More»

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