Archive for November, 2007

Just look at it. I mean seriously, just look, or should I say stare. This ladies and gentlemen is pure, unadulterated, Americana. The shape, the look, the attitude…The new Dodge Challenger is unmistakably an American Muscle Car. Aaah yes, muscle cars. They ” take you back “. Remind you of a time when things were […]

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General Motors started production of a hybrid version of the Saturn Vue crossover this month and it will be produced in Mexico. GM has an  assembly plant in Ramos Arizpe in the northeastern part of Mexico. The plant is very modern an has the capacity to produce very advanced models. The vehicles built there will […]

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Toyota Motor Co. is recalling over 58,000 “all-weather” heavy duty floor mats for the Lexus ES350 and Toyota Camry sedans, as well as the Avalon and Prius . The mats are sold as an accessory item for both cars through Toyota’s vast network of dealers. The problem is that the mats can slide forward and […]

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0-60 in under 4 seconds. Top speed is 125mph. 248hp at an astonishing 13,000 rpm’s. Two-seat, open top, mid-engine, rear drive. These are all very yummy specs indeed. As far as a sports car is concerned, this is just about right. Now add to the equation a modified Lotus Elise chassis and a wet weight […]

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Russian Ford Workers On Strike

Russian Ford workers are still on strike after earlier talks could not find a resolution. Negotiations between workers and management of Ford Motor Co.’s only Russian manufacturing plant broke down Monday, sending a strike at the factory into its sixth day. The workers are on strike because of wages and long overnight hours. “They are […]

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The huge Japanese industrial giant that is Honda, announced it was recalling over 165,000 cars in the U.S. over engine problems. Very uncharacteristic for Honda, who have a reputation for making very reliable and well built engines. Their engines have a reputation of lasting forever. Honda said the recall affected 2005 models of the Acura […]

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Chrysler is in the process of implementing some big changes to the way it does business here in the U.S. They are now in talks with various dealers in the nation as to their plans and intentions. They need to rethink how they do business, and Chrysler’s new owners Cerberus Capital Management Lp. want forward […]

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It long been a fact that American cars don’t hold any resale value. Anyone who’s had the displeasure of experiencing the difference between an imports depreciation versus an domestic vehicle’s will wholeheartedly agree. There are just to many American cars on the road and this fact alone drives prices, and value, down. Domestic car manufactures […]

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The more things change the more they stay they stay the same. An employee of a California automotive plant, run as a joint effort by GM and Toyota, is accusing both manufactures of letting serious defects go unchecked. Defects that were intentionally passed over included broken seatbelts, faulty headlights, inadequate braking, mirrors falling off, engine […]

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Ford owned Volvo Cars announced a major recall involving over 58,000 vehicles worldwide. The cause of the recalls  involves two separate problems, one of which could possibly cause a fire. Volvo Cars spokeswoman Maria Bohlin said 38,000 diesel cars of the S60, V 70 XC 70 and XC 90 models made in 2006 were being […]

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