| Jun 9, 2010
| 8:57 AM
It's sobering how close Volvo and Saab came to joining Mercury, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Plymouth, Isuzu, Daewoo and Oldsmobile on the lengthening list of recently shuttered brands.
At the last minute, General Motors managed to sell Saab to Spyker, a...
| Jun 10, 2010
It's sobering how close Volvo and Saab came to joining Mercury, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Plymouth, Isuzu, Daewoo and Oldsmobile on the growing list of recently shuttered brands.
At the last minute, General Motors sold Saab to Spyker, a tiny Dutch sports-...
| May 25, 2010
Automakers offering free-maintenance programs used to be few and far between, with BMW being one of the most well-known. Other luxury brands such as Jaguar are now adding them, but so are niche brands like Mini and, perhaps most impressive, Volkswagen....
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:55 AM
So long, Mercury, we hardly knew ye.
Well, actually we did – the Mercury automotive brand has been around since 1939, when it was created to build a brand that was slightly more upscale than Ford, slightly less than Lincoln. After 2010, Mercury...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 2:16 PM
A Lancaster man was driven to make his own electric car after watching a movie. Brandon Hollinger now cruises around town in a 1970 Saab.
He says the movie "Who Killed The Electric Car?" made him realize that it is viable for cars to run without fuel...
| Feb 3, 2011
After a long period of rightsizing, rebuilding and, in the case of General Motors, repaying government loans, the auto industry is back on track. "Development and strategy are taking over from the firefighting of the past 18 to 24 months," says Jeff...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Here I continue listing the predicted winners, losers and also-rans of the 2012 model year. (Click here to read part one.)
Jaguar: There once was atelevision station in St. Louis that had the No. 1-rated news team in the city. For some reason, they were...
| May 3, 2006
FEW commercials in history are more cringe-worthy than those of Saab's current "Born From Jets" campaign, in which a Swedish-built Saab Viggen fighter morphs into
wait for it
a Saab 9-7X SUV — Yah, Sven, dat's a guut one. As most devoted Saab-...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
GM is slashing production of pickups and SUVs, but its showrooms will be far from empty. The company has approved plans to add more cars and crossovers over the next 18 to 24 months to lure customers back into the......
| Aug 7, 2008
| 4:32 PM
Vehicle sales may have tanked, but quality is on the rise. According to the latest J.D. Power and Associates dependability study, the number of problems car owners are experiencing is dropping. However, five of the top 10 problems consumers reported......
| Aug 19, 2008
| 4:32 PM
GM???s Employee Pricing Sale is back. Trying to boost its slumping sales through the end of August, GM is offering customers the same prices it offers its employees, a move the automaker hasn???t made since 2005. The 2005 deals sparked......