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Sales Soften in May?

Sales Soften in May?Analysts believe that sales will have dropped May, in response to higher gasoline prices and growing consumer pessimism, when final figures are reported at the end of this week.Analysts from Merrill Lynch are predicting that sales softened in May. Four of the six largest...

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Flint: Ford’s Graveyard Fills Up

More from the jaundiced keys of Jerry Flint In the old days, our car companies sometimes killed model names. Fairlane went at Ford, Bel Air went at Chevy, and who has heard... read more May 21, 2006 by 0

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Automakers Lobby D.C. On Ethanol

  Gasoline Prices Soften, for Now  More jobs could mean prices stay high, though.   Auto Execs to Meet with Bush  New CAFE rules, oil prices expected to be on the... read more May 21, 2006 by 0

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TheCarConnection’s Guide to Summer Car Shows

  TheCarConnection’s Guide to Summer Car Shows, Part II A jackrabbit start for the classics season.   The car summer of 2006 gets off to a jackrabbit start in the Great... read more May 21, 2006 by 0

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Shopping Tip: Auto Auction Hints

If you’re in the market for a good deal on a previously owned car or truck, there’s an alternative to the used car lot and thumbing through classified ads: vehicle... read more May 14, 2006 by 0

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GM Brass Predict Delphi Settlement

  Daily Edition: May. 12, 2006 by TCC Team (5/12/2006) Hyundai Mesa, BMW Mille Miglia, and Ford shareholders angry.  UAW, Chrysler Change Engine Plant Rules  Changes could... read more May 14, 2006 by 0

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Ford Says Turnaround Coming

Moody’s Eyes Cut in GM Rating by Joseph Szczesny (5/8/2006) Company still juggling credit, public image. With General Motors’ effort to convince Wall Street that its... read more May 14, 2006 by 0

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Delphi, Unions Ready for Court

    The bankrupt Delphi Corp. squares off in federal court today with the United Auto Workers and other unions over the company’s bid to cancel its labor contracts.  ... read more May 8, 2006 by 0


Great Drives: Quebec by Car

    More Great Drives from TCC     Given today’s touchy political realities it’s probably not a good idea to disclose this, but here goes: I am a Francophile... read more May 7, 2006 by 0

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April Sales: Toyota Tops Chrysler

April Sales: Toyota Tops ChryslerSales of vehicles sold by General Motors, Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler Group dropped during April but Toyota continued to build on its... read more May 3, 2006 by 0

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Auto Execs to Meet with Bush

Gas Prices Keep Rising Where will it stop? Nobody knows. Can Diesel Make A U.S. Comeback? Hybrids have the momentum, but diesel makers are pushing for their own reignition... read more April 30, 2006 by 0

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Mechanic’s Tale: A Sacred Trust

More Mechanic's Tales from Doug Flint Most of the new customers who come to my shop come on referrals from existing customers. This is not bragging — I simply know this to... read more April 30, 2006 by 0

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Gasoline Prices Soar Nationwide

Gasoline Prices Soar Nationwide The rise in gasoline prices has become one of the top news stories in theUnited States, complete with photos of gas stations where pump prices... read more April 24, 2006 by 0

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UAW Sets Strategy for Delphi Dealings

GM, Ford Under Siege North American results at Ford scare the Street. UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi Summer confrontation lining up. The United Auto Workers is quietly... read more April 23, 2006 by 0

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Flint on N.Y.: The Dog Didn't Bark

2006 New York Auto Show: Last Words TheCarConnection’s final take on the news from New York. More from the jaundiced keys of Jerry Flint Sometimes there’s more to be... read more April 23, 2006 by 0

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Nissan Cutting Production

Nissan Cutting Production Apparently not all Japanese carmakers are invulnerable. Nissan Motor Co. has confirmed it is cutting North American production by some 18,000 units... read more April 23, 2006 by 0


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