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L.A. Carmageddon, Gas Prices And Saab: Today's Car News
L.A. Carmageddon, Gas Prices And Saab: Today's Car News

The end may be near at Saab, where the company can't make payroll and is offering suppliers ten cents on the dollar. [TheCarConnection] Car theft may be down in the past year, but it's little consolation if you're living in California. [FamilyCarGuide] Is MyFord Touch to blame for Ford's big drop...Read More»

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Ryan Dunn Dies, Britney Back With Beetle: The Week In Reverse

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a 130-mph collision in his Porsche, violently and senselessly--in the way of most drunk-driving accidents. [MotorAuthority] Carmageddon will strike soon in Los Angeles when the 405 closes for a day. Have no fear: Erik Estrada has all the deets. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

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Saab Can't Pay Its Employees: Is The End Near?

Saab's troubles since leaving the General Motors fold for Dutch ownership and Russian banker courtship have been many. Production halts, inability to pay its suppliers, and now, inability to pay its employees--the list is growing more and more desperate, and the company is too. This could be the...Read More»

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2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Audi Wins Le Mans: Today's Car News

From the rumor mill, word that the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid will get 47 to 48 mpg. Watch out Toyota Prius, Ford's coming for you. [GreenCarReports] This past weekend Audi took the win at 24 Hours of Le Mans with the R18 TDI #2--after a spectacular crash. [MotorAuthority] A Ferrari F430 Spyder crash...Read More»

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Is It Last Call For Saab? #YouTellUs

In case you've been in a coma the last few years, Saab is in trouble. It was on the brink of being shut down forever when at the last minute, General Motors sold it to Spyker. Then Spyker started losing massive amounts of money on Saab, and ever since, it's been trying to right the ship. The list...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
Report: Saab To Resume Production On May 27

Reports from Sweden indicate that Saab will return to limited production on Friday, May 27, thanks to a cash infusion from Chinese auto distributor Pangda. Saab will ramp up production slowly, with a goal of producing 100 cars on Friday instead of the usual 230 to 240 vehicles produced...Read More»

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Saab Finds Another Chinese Savior in Pangda

Cats, it’s said, have nine lives. One can easily wonder if the same is true for Saab and parent company Spyker, whose CEO continues to put together last-minute deals to save the struggling Swedish automaker. After last week’s contract with Hawtai Motor Group fell through, the future...Read More»

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New Saab Cash, Jackson Vs. Entropy: Today's Car News

The King of Pop could be the king of entropy--if you believe a paparazzo who wants to save the world by breaking the laws of physics. [GreenCarReports] Fret not, ye fans of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive: the 2012 Prius V wagon still is scheduled for a fall debut. [GreenCarReports] Saab's deal with...Read More»

Top Gear Stage Another Electric Car Stunt
Top Gear's Electric Car Stunt, Ferrari Crash: Car News May 13, 2011

BBC's Top Gear is at it again with electric car stunts. After already having its fun with the Tesla Roadster, Top Gear was caught filming a dead Nissan Leaf. We can't wait to see the electrifying footage. [AllCarsElectric] Furthering our notion that a campaign for saving the Ferraris is needed...Read More»

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Saab Future Uncertain Again As Spyker's China Deal Collapses

Yesterday, Saab looked potentially through the worst of its troubles, with a new wave of funding—enough to give the struggling automaker a comfort zone—waiting in the wings. But a day later, Saab Automobile looks like it could possibly go the way of the Hummer. Last year, a deal with...Read More»

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
Saab Deal Off, Porsche's New HQ: Car News for May 12, 2011

Sweet, then sour: Saab's financing deal with China's Hawtai has collapsed, which means chances of seeing this Phoenix concept or Hawtai's fabulous $10k Cayenne knock-off are a little less likely today. Awkward! [MotorAuthority] So, can Saab survive the latest peril in its Pauline-like saga? I...Read More»

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Can Saab Survive? #YouTellUs

Saab has had a rocky start to 2011. It finally rid itself of GM and found a new owner back on the Continent. But it turns out it takes money to run a car company, and Saab's shaky finances have put it in peril. For the last few days it looked as if the Chinese automaker Hawtai was going to step in...Read More»

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Spyker CEO Clears The Air About Saab, Looks Ahead To 9-4X

Saab is still alive—and well, according to Victor Muller, the CEO of Spyker Cars, Saab's owner. And in recent days, Saab has been on a hiring spree. Monday, Saab Cars North America named Timothy Colbeck its new president and CEO. Colbeck was most recently vice president, sales, at Subaru of...Read More»

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Auto-Tune, Charlie Sheen, And Saab, All In One #Winning Video

Saab's in a bit of a crisis at the moment--with new Chinese and Russian investors helping it stay afloat while it tries to launch the 9-5 sedan, the 9-4X crossover and a new-generation 9-3 lineup. All that hasn't stopped one enterprising Saabophile from creating something truly epic: one YouTube...Read More»

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Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696 cars--globally. To put Saab's sales in perspective, consider that Toyota sells an average of 25,000 Camry sedans every month...Read More»

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Deal To Save Saab Needs GM's Approval

Production of Saab automobiles has been stopped for over two weeks, as the struggling automaker scrambles for operating capital to pay supplier--and GM could once again hold the cards in the Swedish carmaker's survival. Current owner, Spyker Cars, has put together an elaborate deal to raise working...Read More»

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Saab Shuts Down Production Again--With No Restart Date Set

Production lines at Swedish automaker Saab have shut down again, for the fourth time in two weeks. The automaker has stopped production, according to a report from Agence France-Press (AFP), until it can stabilize its financial situation. Last week Saab stopped building vehicles three separate...Read More»

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