| May 17, 2011
| 1:12 PM
Quick: Name the 10 greatest cars of all time.
The Ferrari GTB/GTS series of the 1970s and '80s? The 1974-88 Lamborghini Countach?
No, no — too unattainable. I'm talking about cars real people could own.
The 1964-and-a-half Mustang? The 1968...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:15 AM
This teen had a short trip to the pokey.
Less than an hour after Richard Anthony Owens, 18, was let out of jail for trespassing, the Zephyrhills teen was back inside the slammer after he allegedly tried to break into a car — in the parking lot of...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Bidding was opened Friday for companies in the U.S. to submit proposals to manufacture approximately 130 high-speed passenger trains, including 88 rail cars for Illinois and neighboring Midwest states.
The $551 million request for proposals was announced...
| Jun 17, 2008
| 11:08 AM
While car dealerships have been offering discounts on big pickups and sport utility vehicles for a while, they've recently started to show rebates on smaller rides. A leading source of automotive cost analysis, IntelliChoice.com, announced its "Best Deals...
| Apr 14, 2008
As you cruise car shows in the greater Los Angeles area, you might notice that muscle cars from the 1970s are increasing in popularity. Phil Skinner, editor of Kelley Blue Book's "Early Model Values Guide," agrees. He's the sort who would rather spend...
| Mar 20, 2008
| 11:40 AM
The New York International Auto Show held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan marks the fourth and final U.S. automotive press debut of the year (previous shows being Los Angeles, Detroit and Chicago). Although New York is the city that...
| Jun 20, 2007
Call it the monkey-see, monkey-do approach.
If Chrysler brings out a minivan and it sells, everyone in the auto industry rushes to bring out a minivan, hoping to grab a piece of the market.
Another monkey-see, monkey-do strategy finds automakers adding...
| Aug 8, 2007
To Cerberus Capital Management, the New York-based private equity firm that just bought Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler, congratulations and … what do you mean I'm being laid off? I don't even work for you guys!
So far, the company is off to a...
| Apr 22, 2009
| 4:20 PM
General Motors Corp. is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles, two people briefed on the plan said today.
The exact dates of the...
| Nov 10, 2008
| 4:32 PM
Gas prices are dropping ??? precious good news in otherwise dismal economic times ??? but automakers clearly think we???re still in for a long-haul increase. To wit: The MPG war remains afoot, and the higher the gas mileage numbers you......
| Nov 11, 2008
| 4:32 PM
Yesterday, we introduced the four high-mileage commuter cars for our latest mileage challenge, which comprised about 300 miles of highways southwest of Chicago. Three of the four ??? the Pontiac G5, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus ??? had trip computers.......