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GM Pares Divisions; Saturn On The Way Out

GM Pares Divisions; Saturn On The Way Out

"My personal favorite would be to see Saturn survive and prosper," said GM vice chairman and car guru Bob Lutz, speaking to Automotive News. "But frankly, the reality is that that is probably not going to be the outcome." The rather wordy Lutz (he's sounded off a bit lately, given his job title... read more

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2009 Dodge Viper SRT10

Three Suitors For Dodge Viper

Niche cars and roadsters are a tough sell in this market - especially niche roadsters with honking pushrod 8.4-liter V-10s. Chrysler reports it is performing due diligence on... read more February 4, 2009 by  3


 
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Hyundai, Kia Post Surprising January Sales Increase

Hyundai posted the highest U.S. auto sales increase for January of 2009. Selling 24,512 vehicles last month brought them a 14.3 percent increase in sales over their results... read more February 4, 2009 by  1


 
Smoldering Impala

January Auto Sales Portend A Glum '09

Well, folks, here are the numbers to show you just how bad U.S. auto sales are tanking. From a sobering 55 percent decrease at Chrysler LLC to a surprising eight percent... read more February 3, 2009 by  1


 
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Honda Profits Nosedive 90 Percent

So you've heard of huge profit falloffs in the twentieth, the thirtieth, even the fourtieth percentiles...how does a 90 percent drop in profit strike you? Kind of puts fear... read more January 30, 2009 by  4


 
Porsche Carrera GT Lock Nut

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


 
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Italian Government Granting Fiat, Unions Assistance in 10 Days

We previously reported Fiat and Italian labor unions' warnings that without aid from the Italian government, up to 60,000 jobs are in jeopardy. Today the Italian government... read more January 29, 2009 by  0


 
2008 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Rear Seats

China Helps Honda To New Sales Record; Russia Does Same For VW

Honda and Volkswsagen are two notable auto manufacturers with far-flung markets that are helping them weather - and thrive despite - the tough sales downturn. Honda's sales... read more January 29, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Saturn Astra XR

Saturn Astra Departs for '09

Saturn may be soldiering on, but today we learned that it will be doing so without the Opel-based Astra hatchback for 2009, which comes in three- and five-door flavors... read more January 28, 2009 by  7


 
2008 Saturn VUE Green Line

Saturn's Rings Stretch To 2012

Regardless of whether Saturn is 'A Different Kind of Company, A Different Kind Of Car,' or simply re-badged Opels and Chevys, GM has extended the division's lease on life... read more January 28, 2009 by  2


 
Cal Worthington

GO SEE CAL! (please?)

Auto sales are so dismal that even the great cowboy of car sales Cal Worthington ("Go See Cal!") is scared. Worthington, well into his 80s, built one of the biggest Ford... read more January 27, 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


 
2008 Fiat 500

Chrysler/Fiat Union Could Result In Seven New Vehicles For U.S.

Yesterday the Free Press confirmed that that Chrysler/Fiat marriage might result in seven new vehicles for North America. A Free Press source close to the negotiations said... read more January 27, 2009 by  2


 
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Fiat, Italian Labor Unions Ask Italy For Help

Fiat and Italian labor unions report the loss of up to 60,000 jobs unless the government steps in to provide relief. The cause - of course - is the dismal global economy... read more January 27, 2009 by  1


 
Bear Slump

Nissan's Ghosn Says Worldwide Auto Market In A 'Slump'

Nissan Motor Co.'s CEO and talented visionary, Carlos Ghosn, weighed in at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: "for the next couple of years, you're... read more January 26, 2009 by  0


 
Jeep Dealership

Chrysler Announces 'Employee Pricing Plus Plus' for Everyone

Well, it looks like the U.S. Treasury's generous $1.5 billion infusion (last Friday) into Chrysler Financial is trickling down to your local Pentastar dealer. Harking back to... read more January 22, 2009 by  0


 

 
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