April 2015

Dude, Take Your Car Keys

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

If it seems like a no-brainer, it really is. Yet, the really amazing thing is that too many drivers, intentionally or unwittingly (pun intended), leave their keys in the car. When a watchful thief makes off with the vehicle, the surprised/mortified/angry driver is left stranded. Who’s to blame here? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist […]

Ferdinand Piëch Objects Appointment Of Nieces To Volkswagen Board

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ferdinand Piëch isn’t Volkswagen’s chairman anymore, but he doesn’t want a couple of his relatives to replace him and his wife on the board, either. After Piëch and his wife, Ursula, left the supervisory board after a failed attempt to oust CEO Martin Winterkorn from his position last week, the board’s members appointed Louise Kiessling […]

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Oshawa Camaro Production Ceases November 20, Reduced To Three Shifts

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

First announced December 19, 2012, GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly facility will officially cease production of the Camaro on November 20, 2015 in conjunction with the car’s next generation, GM announced today. Camaro production remained at the Oshawa plant a year longer than initially promised in 2012. Assembly shifts will be reduced from four to three […]

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Ford UAW Members Meet To Receive Info On Leaving Union

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

UAW members at Ford’s Sterling Heights, Mich. plant met to gain advice on how to leave the union or stop paying dues under Michigan’s new right-to-work law. Two meetings were held Wednesday to discuss the topic ahead of the union’s impending contract negotiations with the Detroit Three, Detroit Free Press reports. While some will, indeed, […]

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Marchionne May Marry FCA To Apple, Google If No Automaker Will

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s search for a consolidation partner may take him to Silicon Valley if the automakers won’t give him the time of day. While making his pitch for consolidation during Wednesday’s Q1 2015 earnings call, Marchionne said dialogue about a possible partnership with Apple or Google if he couldn’t pair FCA off with […]

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Cadillac ATS Sales Down, Down, Down, Down Some More?

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The Cadillac ATS’s launch in the fourth-quarter of 2012 was the most important for the Cadillac brand since whatever Cadillac’s previous most important launch was. But very early on, Cadillac simply wasn’t selling as many as they wanted to. Sales weren’t terribly low – Cadillac averaged 3,200 U.S. ATS sales in calendar year 2013, but […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Cadillac Eldorado

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As the owner of a proper California-built custom, I’m always on the lookout for down-at-the-heels examples of the breed when I return to my former state of residence. Last month, I spotted this flamed-and-custom-grille-equipped Eldo in a San Jose-area yard. It’s not in terrible shape, but there’s some rust in areas with lots of body […]

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Editorial: Serial Woman Beater Buys 39 Cars (And Counting!) From Opportunistic Salesman

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This headline is as true as any other you’ve read over the past few days. In case you’ve been stuck under a 1980 Dodge Diplomat all week, the so-called “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is about to go down this weekend in Las Vegas and all over pay-per-view. As […]

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