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Ramblings for June 26, 2000
Ramblings for June 26, 2000

Prowler’s final days The 2000 Woodward Edition Prowler(Click image for larger view) Chrysler is changing their image with the departure of Plymouth, and the Pentastar logo is getting replaced by the old winged badge. But the Prowler is doing quite well, thank you, as it approaches the end of the...Read More»

Ford's Curve Control system
Week of June 12, 2000

BIG THREE EXTEND BENEFITSHIGH GAS PRICES NOT HURTING SUV SALESIT NO LONGER TAKES A VILLAGERU.S. WILL GET AUSSIE MITSUBISHISALFA RETURNS TO AMERICATHE NEW MINI LIVES ONGAS MARKETERS SHIFT THE BLAMEAVALANCHE FALLS IN ‘01VOLVO AGREES TO CHANGE AIRBAG DESIGNPORSCHE’S POSH SPICE BIG THREE EXTEND...Read More»

2008 dodge viper srt10 acr motorauthority 004
Week of June 5, 2000

SALES DOWN FOR U.S. AUTOMAKERSLAYOFFS HIT FLAT ROCKSATURN CUTS WORKFORCE FOR THE FIRST TIMECIVIC HYBRIDNISSAN INVESTS IN SOUTH AMERICATOYOTA TO BUILD CARS IN CHINADAEWOO FACES COURT COMPLICATIONSCHARGED UP IN CALIFORNIAINDUSTRY AGREES ON SIDE AIRBAG TESTSWAGONER TAKES OVER AT GMUNOCAL ROYALTIES...Read More»

2017 J.D. Power Dependability Study results
Week of May 29, 2000

CAFE FREEZE STAYS FOR NOWGM, FORD WARN DEALERSSUPREMES DRAW LINE ON AIRBAG LAWSUITSVW BUYS REMAINING SKODA SHARESLOPEZ CHARGED, AT LASTAUTOMAKERS TO STABILIZE SUVSBMW, FORD INK LAND ROVER SALEHONDA, ONSTAR GO ONLINEFIAT-GM GOING SMOOTHLY; WORKERS CONCERNEDNHTSA PROPOSES ROLLOVER RATINGS CAFE FREEZE...Read More»

Land Rover/ Nassar pic
Off the Beaten Path

Capping the break-up of BMW AG’s troubled Rover Group, Ford Motor Co. has agreed to acquire Land Rover for $2.9 billion. The announcement came barely a day after BMW sold the core of its unprofitable British subsidiary to a new venture capital company, Alchemy Partners, for an undisclosed sum...Read More»

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2000 Geneva Show: Microbrands

It’s a battle for the heart, mind and pocketbook of the European car buyer, and over the last decade, a half-dozen brands, including Volkswagen, Renault, Ford and Opel, have neatly carved up the market. There are a number of significant, second-tier nameplates, including Citroen and Rover. But...Read More»

2000 Nissan Frontier Super Sport concept
2000 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 10 in the U.S., noted Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Yet a sizable share of those deaths could be prevented, he stressed. But it will take more than just buckling...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of January 17, 2000

DETROIT GROWS EVEN BIGGERGM ANTES UP FOR ALL OF SAABEVERYBODY HAS THEIR EYE ON DAEWOOFORD, GM GET WITH ROLLOVER PROTECTIONDC SCRAPS JEEP SUVFORD, GM FORM PARTNERSHIPS WITH YAHOO, AOLJETTA GETS TOP RATINGS, ELANTRA GETS BEST AND WORSTBOEING BUYS A CHUNK OF HUGHESDELPHI, LUCAS DEAL CLOSESGM AIMS FOR...Read More»

2000 Jaguar F-type concept
2000 Detroit Auto Show IV

GM HALTS EV1 PRODUCTION GM has ceased production of the battery-powered EV1 electric vehicle, and according to vice chairman Harry Pearce, won’t be starting up production again any time soon. "Right now we don’t see any particular need to keep producing the EV1, " Pearce told...Read More»

2000 Porsche Carerra
2000 L.A. Photo Gallery II

SILVER-SKINNED MOUNTAINEER IS NEXT MERC This uncluttered, dependable-looking concept sport-ute is scheduled to make it into dealer showrooms as a production model mid-year. A vertical hi-tech satin aluminum grill and short front overhang set it apart from competitors. Well-proportioned, clean lines...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Dec. 20, 1999

The kurz Benz roadster gets even smaller With every other manufacturer aiming at the prestigious but low-volume super luxury niche, Mercedes-Benz is going in that and the opposite direction. They will unveil an intriguing roadster at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show based on the European A-Class...Read More»

Mazda Activevehicle concept,1999 Tokyo Motor Show
Tokyo 1999: Trucks and Stuff

Close to 300 manufacturers showcased their product offerings at the 33rd Tokyo Motor Show, with the theme of "Eye to the Future; Changing Vehicles for the Earth." While sedans and luxury-car models remain the mainstay of the Asian market, an increasing number of "crossover" versions took the...Read More»

Tesla Model S added battery shield - half-tube (top), black shield (middle), T-section (bottom)n (b
Week of September 6, 1999

SALES COULD HIT 17 MILLIONTOP 20 SELLERSBLUEOVALNEWS.COM BACK UPPRICELINE.COM EXPANDSUNWIRED DEALERS RISK SALESGM MANAGERS CHARGED WITH RACKETEERINGFORD TO PAY RECORD ROUGE FINEMBUSI TAKES ON THE UAW?SMART SAGA CONTINUESSAAB MOVES DROPTOPS TO AUSTRIADC GOES POSTALUSE YOUR CELL PHONE, GET A TICKET...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Car Clips for Aug. 9, 1999

New IRL engines While rumors are once again on the rise for a settlement between CART and IRL factions that control Indy car racing, the Indy Racing League has announced new engine rules for 2000. These no longer require that the engines be based on a stock powerplant, but require that they be sold...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Week of July 19, 1999

FORD EARNS Q2 RECORD $2.5 BILLION GM IS FORTUNE 500’S TOP COMPANY NEW SEAT BELTS STRETCH FOR SAFETY RANGER, TRACKER CATCH CAIR IN TESTS MINIS, SUVS TO RULE AUTO PRODUCTION MITSU MULLING AMERICAN-MADE SUV GRAND CHEROKEE SLOWS DOWN GM TO TAKE SAAB? USED-CAR WEB SITES TO MERGE NISSAN NEEDS TO TURN...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 16, 1999

AIRBAGS WON'T MEET NEW STANDARDS GM ARMS TRUNKS AGAINST LOCK-INS AMERICANS WANT TOUGHER SUV EMISSIONS FORD TO PASS GM? GM EXPECTS TO REGAIN SHARE MITSU RECALLS A HALF-MILLION SATURN EXTENDS ENGINE WARRANTIES MITSU, FIAT TO UNITE? FORD EXECS ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND FORD BUYS INTO EXTENDED WARRANTIES...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 6, 1999

AUTO SALES SCORCHING IN MAY TOP 20 SELLERS DC TO OFFER CHILD-SEAT CHECKS NEW JAG ROADSTER COMING? BMW TO LEAVE ROLLS AT CREWE LINCOLN STAYS AT HOME HONDA TO MAKE FUEL CELLS VOLVO MULLING U.S. PLANTS NISSAN/FORD FLING TO END SOON? GM DESIGNER MIGRATES TO FORD SAAB RECALLS 9000 SANTA FE BECOMES SANTA...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of May 17, 1999

JAGUAR TOPS J.D. POWEREPA MUST REWRITE CLEAN-AIR RULESFORD SAYS FORD'S GREENCDC SAYS DRIVING SAFER THAN EVERTRAFFIC BEGINS EARLIER THAN EVERAUTO DEALER HAS TOP AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSFORD BUYS INTO CANADIAN DRIVING SCHOOLHONDA SETS ITS SIGHTS ABROADHONDA RECALLS 125,000 VEHICLESGMC SUBURBAN...Read More»

verveconcept 09 hr
Week of May 10, 1999

CAR SALES STAY HOT IN APRILCADDY ADMITS TO FUDGING SALES NUMBERSHONDA PLANS ALABAMA PLANTGM MOVES FORWARD IN LANSINGFORD FACES $4 BILLION SUITSPORT-UTES GET GOREDSEERGY LEAVES NISSANJ.D. POWER GIVES TOYOTA, GM KUDOSFORD NAMES SUPERCREWFORD RECALLS EXPEDITIONS, NAVIGATORSFORD TO REVAMP ROUGEGM A GO...Read More»

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