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TCC's Daily Edition: 8/29/01
TCC's Daily Edition: 8/29/01

FORD T-BIRD, LINCOLN LS PRODUCTION STILL ON HOLD A shutdown that has idled production on Ford’s hottest image-maker—the new Thunderbird—as well as the Lincoln LS sedan lines has been extended into its third week. The shutdown, begun on August 15, was caused by problems with a hydraulic...Read More»

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2001 Dream Cruise, Day One

by Jim Kenzie More from the 2001 Woodward Dream Cruise BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Why does Pebble Beach get more coverage in automotive magazines (yes, and automotive Web sites) than the Woodward Dream Cruise? Is it a better show? No. Who wants to see Ralph Lauren’s Duesenberg yet again, which he paid...Read More»

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Driver’s News: 8/20/01

GM’S ’02 CONCEPTS UNVEILED Long, sleek and sexy, the Cien is the type of vehicle one might to see carrying a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or perhaps even a Mercedes-Benz badge on its nose. But the edgy “Art and Science” grille is unmistakable. Spanish for 100, and designed to celebrate the...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 23, 2001

DRIVERS GET GAS REPRIEVE In what may be a case of "too much, too early," gasoline prices have tumbled around the nation, the result of refiners scrambling to close a gap between supply and demand which was not, after all, all that enormous after all. Earlier predictions of $3 a gallon gasoline were...Read More»

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Weekly News: January 8, 2001

FOUR MORE YEARS FOR CHRYSLER RECOVERY DaimlerChrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp said that the restructuring of U.S. Chrysler operations will take two to four years, and that the company has absolutely no plans to sell Chrysler. In November, DC appointed new German management for the division, with...Read More»

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Weekly News: Jan. 1, 2001

OLDS BOLSTERED WITH STRONGER WARRANTY In an effort to attract customers who are hesitant that the Oldsmobile brand will continue to be supported, Oldsmobile has extended its warranty to five years or 60,000 miles, from three years or 36,000 miles. Oldsmobile has already offered incentives of up to...Read More»

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Headlight News Weekly for November 6, 2000

GM TO INVEST IN SMALL-CAR PLATFORMSFORD INVESTS IN RIVER ROUGEBABY JAG GETS A NAMEDC AND GM GIVE WORKERS AOL ACCESS DAIMLERCHRYSLER TO IDLE PLANTSNISSAN PROFITS FROM RESTRUCTURINGGM SALES UP, FORD DOWNFORD-FIRESTONE RELATIONSHIP NOT FINISHEDU.S. TO GET BRITISH HONDASMITSUBISHI CONSOLIDATION...Read More»

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Week of September 18, 2000

GM UPS STAKE IN SUZUKI COVISINT GETS APPROVALNHTSA TO GET EXPANDED POWERFORD IDLE TIME HURTING PROFITS, SUPPLIERSCOMMITTEE THREATENS SUBPOENA FOR TIRE DATACONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN FORD AND FIRESTONE LOWNYT: FORD KNEW ABOUT IGNITION FAULTMITSUBISHI MANAGEMENT SHAKEUPGM AIRBAG RECALLBMW ANNOUNCES SMALL...Read More»

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Week of August 28, 2000

MITSUBISHI FACES COVER-UPMITSUBISHI: PROBLEMS DON’T AFFECT U.S.NHTSA INVESTIGATES MITSUBISHIPOST: FORD RECOMMENDED UNDERINFLATIONFORD STOPS PRODUCTION TO MAKE TIRES AVAILABLEFIRESTONE TO AIRLIFT TIRESLAWSUIT SEEKS EXPANDED RECALLROVER AND PROTON?CADILLAC TO PRODUCE EVOQVW’S MEXICAN WORKERS...Read More»

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Woodward Dreaming: Dream Cruise 2000

Stretching from the Detroit riverfront to downtown Pontiac, Woodward Avenue is the heart of the Motor City. It divides east and west, and serves as one of Detroit’s busiest commuter and shopping corridors. But for one weekend each year, the wide stretch of tarmac becomes Motown’s Memory Lane...Read More»

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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»

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Ramblings for May 15, 2000

New belt and bag rules One of the most contentious issues in auto safety has been that of new federal rules for airbag testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has had to walk the line between lobbying efforts from safety groups representing manufacturers, lawyers and...Read More»

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera
Week of April 24, 2000

VISTEON FREE AT LASTFORD'S SWEET SIXTEENDAIMLERCHRYSLER MIXED BAGIN-CAR PRODUCTIVITY PARTNERSTOPLESS LEXUSNISSAN'S BIG TRUCKHONDA INCREASES INSIGHT AVAILABILITYPREORDER PRIUS ONLINEPORSCHE RECALLS 911C4ANOTHER BID FOR ROVERBMW AND MERCEDES-BENZ COMPACTS VISTEON FREE AT LAST Ford Motor Company...Read More»

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Week of October 18, 1999

NHTSA DEFLATES SIDE AIRBAGSFORD UNVEILS NEW STRUCTUREGM MAKES $877 MILLION IN Q3DODGE COMES BACK TO NASCARGM STICKS WITH DEALER BUYOUTSQUEBEC BIDS TO KEEP GM PLANTGM, SUZUKI TO BUILD CAR IN JAPANGM, DAEWOO TALK ON ALLIANCEFIAT ANGLING FOR SAMSUNGVAUXHALL TO SELL ONLINEVW SUES VW(.NET) NHTSA...Read More»

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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»

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Week of August 9, 1999

JULY SALES HUMMINGJULY’S TOP SELLERSGM REBUFFS FIATGM, DAEWOO SIGN ALLIANCEVOLVO WORKING ON S60GM, FORD TO GET PLASTIC TRUCK BEDSCALIF. WANTS SULFUR LEVELS HALVEDDC RECALLS BABYSMARTMAZDA MOVES FOR EQUAL PAYTOYOTA DOES FIVE-DAY ORDERSTOYOTA BEGINS V-6 PRODUCTIONGM TO BUILD CARS IN JAPANNISSAN...Read More»

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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»

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Week of May 31, 1999

CARS MORE AFFORDABLE IN FIRST QUARTER NHTSA WARNS ON DC MINIVANSFORD TRUCKS TO GO LOW (EMISSIONS)DEVILLE DEFROCKEDLICENSE INFO FIGHT GOES TO SUPREME COURTNISSAN SETS MAXIMA, XTERRA PRICINGFORD RECALLS VIC AND MARQUISMAZDA SEES FIRST BLACK IN SIX YEARSNISSAN LOSES $281 MIL IN ’98NISSAN, RENAULT...Read More»

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