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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Free the Fiat 500

It was no surprise in 2009 when large swathes of America's Fourth Estate, Automotive Division, practicing a sort of misguided car nationalism, moaned and groaned about Chrysler's takeover by Fiat.
| Mar 18, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

When Consumer Reports Met the Maverick

One of the long-standing raps against Consumer Reports has been that when rating cars it’s prone to overlooking crucial matters like driving fun, lateral g’s, and smoky-burnout capability, focusing instead on minor concerns like safety, fuel economy, reliability, and predictable handling.
| Feb 28, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Last year, Ford, Chrysler, and GM sold 1,514,176 full-size pickup trucks. America’s car dealers also moved thousands of Toyota Tundras and Tacomas, Nissan Titans and Frontiers, and even 490 Dodge Dakotas.
| Feb 27, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Forget the 2014 Vette...

By the time you read this, the details of the new C7 Corvette will be public knowledge. But what about the C8?
| Feb 25, 2013
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Vile Gossip

A Car Guy's Triumph

Mark Reuss and the Stingray.
| Feb 14, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Preparedness Begins At Home

Driving around the other day, I kept forgetting that my car had electrical power even though it had gobs of the stuff.
| Jan 30, 2013
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Vile Gossip

Bob Gets a New Kennel

And we now own a VW Jetta.
| Jan 25, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Showtime

I don't go to many auto shows, mainly because the Internet has killed the suspense that once enlivened the show circuit.
| Jan 16, 2013
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Vile Gossip

Bringing in the Heat

Two big guns join the team.
| Jan 07, 2013
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Motor City Blogman

Optimism and 14.4 Million Sold in 2012

Last year was a very good one for the U.S. car and light truck market. Americans bought 14.4 million of them in 2012
| Jan 03, 2013
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2012 - Year In Review
Motor City Blogman

2012 - Year In Review

This year, I’m going from memory, because, if you can’t remember it off the top of your head, how is it a highlight/lowlight?
| Dec 27, 2012
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It’s Almost Over, Though It’s Never Really Over, as GM Buys Treasury Shares
Motor City Blogman

It’s Almost Over, Though It’s Never Really Over, as GM Buys Treasury Shares

To free-marketers and Republicans, it will be $12 billion forever lost to a failed American automaker.
| Dec 21, 2012

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