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The Rising And Falling Stars Of The Decade: A Quick Look

The Rising And Falling Stars Of The Decade: A Quick Look

Just like the trucker hat jammed in the corner of your closet (let's hope), vehicles come and go with the tides of time, and what was hot just a few years ago might be an unremarkable ride today. Such is the case with the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was an overwhelming sales success early in the... read more

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Used car salesman

Sales Lost To Dealer Tactics: J.D. Power Puts Numbers On It

Automotive brands are losing an average of 12 percent of their buyers to competitors due simply to "poor customer treatment" at the dealership. If you've ever walked away... read more December 8, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Honda Poised To Pass Chrysler In Sales, Become Number 4 In U.S.

It's no longer just Toyota that's running with the Big Three in terms of sales. Over the past month, Honda has quietly passed Chrysler as the number-four automaker in the... read more December 7, 2009 by  1


 
Car lot

Auto Sales Flat For November (It's A Good Thing)

If, as they say, "flat is the new up", then auto sales were way up last month. The U.S. saw 746,928 car and truck sales in November 2009 -- a statistical dead-heat with the... read more December 2, 2009 by 


 
From THE GOODS

New Cars More Affordable Than They've Been Since 2004

Attention, shoppers: new cars are more affordable today than they've been in over five years. According to Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index, it now takes the average... read more November 11, 2009 by 


 
Ford Explorer Fire

Cash-For-Clunkers Reveals Weakness Among Detroit Brands

It's obvious from the comments on this site and others in the High Gear Media family that Cash-for-Clunkers remains a hot-button issue, and new data about the program is... read more November 9, 2009 by  5


 
2010 Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Trumps Toyota To Become World's Largest Automaker

Based on simple production stats, Volkswagen is now the world's largest automaker. Over the first nine months of 2009, VW produced 4.4 million units, while Toyota cranked out... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Auto Sales Have Bottomed, Nowhere To Go But Up

Speaking at a World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Carlos Ghosn -- head of Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA -- had some interesting things to say about the global auto... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Posts First Profit In Months, Lifts Sales Projections

Detroit's Big Three may have grabbed most of this week's headlines, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the world's automakers have been sitting on their hands. One story... read more November 5, 2009 by 


 
Alan Mulally

Ford Posts Strong Financial Data, First Profit Since 2005

The rumors were true: Ford Motor Company has just published financials from the third quarter of 2009, and without being overly optimistic, it's fair to say that the data is... read more November 2, 2009 by 


 
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

J. D. Power Estimates Show Sales Creeping Upward

The good news  for the auto industry -- or at least, the less terrible news -- keeps on coming: according to projections from J.D. Power & Associates, new vehicle sales... read more October 26, 2009 by 


 

Ford May Post Third-Quarter Profit Next Week

It's no secret that Ford Motor Company has withstood the current financial storm far better than Chrysler and General Motors. Between its refreshed reputation as a... read more October 26, 2009 by  9


 
Used car salesman

Used Car Prices Hit Record High

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, used car prices hit an all-time high in September, based on sales values and trade-in values for vehicles across the U.S... read more October 9, 2009 by  3


 
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Silver Takes The Gold

Fun fact: about 39% of all Ford F-150 Raptors have been sold in Molten Orange. And 10% of all 2010 Ford Mustangs have been bought in Grabber Blue. But 25% of all North... read more October 2, 2009 by 


 
2009 Mazda B-Series

B-Series, B-Seeing You: Mazda Leaves U.S. Pickup Market

Don’t look for a 2010 Mazda B-Series; the nameplate has quietly slipped off Mazda’s U.S. roster this fall. The move leaves only a few compact pickups in the North... read more September 21, 2009 by  1


 
Rusty pickup

Pickup Trucks Set To Rebound, Led By Ford And GM

It's no secret that pickup sales have been suffering for some time. The segment's troubles hit full-tilt when fuel prices spiked during the summer of 2008, and those problems... read more September 15, 2009 by  2


 
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