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U.S. Fleet Shrinks, As More Vehicles Go To The Crusher

U.S. Fleet Shrinks, As More Vehicles Go To The Crusher

For the first time since Word War II, the annual number of vehicles scrapped exceeded the number of new vehicles sold. That’s solemn news for the auto industry. U.S. vehicle sales had been in a sustained boom period of 15 to 17 million vehicles per year from 1994 through 2007. And the size of the... read more

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Woody

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... read more December 23, 2009 by  1


 
J.D. Power's 2009 Customer Retention Survey

JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the... read more December 14, 2009 by  0


 
Japanese travel poster

Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American... read more December 11, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Off To A Strong Start With 1,000+ Reservations

In just one week, Ford has taken over 1,000 reservations for the much-hyped 2010 Ford Fiesta -- a car that won't roll into showrooms until next summer. The rush may be due to... read more December 10, 2009 by  2


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 

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


 
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