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BMW Offers an Homage to Original 328

BMW Offers an Homage to Original 328

BMW is offering up an homage to what was arguably one of the most beautiful – and fast – sports cars of its era, the legendary BMW 328, which dominated racing and strongly influenced design three quarters of a century ago.  Make that a “Hommage.” The new BMW 328...
Low Pay Big Advantage as VW Opens New U.S. Plant

Low Pay Big Advantage as VW Opens New U.S. Plant

When Volkswagen opens its new U.S. assembly plant tomorrow, it will be a critical step in the maker’s plan to double sales by 2018 – in part by relying on low wages to help make models like the all-new 2012 Passat more competitive. The average blue-collar worker at...
NHTSA Clears Toyota: No Corolla Steering Defect

NHTSA Clears Toyota: No Corolla Steering Defect

Toyota has gotten a clean bill of health from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which has found no electronics-related steering problems with the 2009 and 2010 Corolla model. The second most popular model in the maker’s U.S. line-up had come under...
Toyota Tops in Supplier Relations – But Just Barely

Toyota Tops in Supplier Relations – But Just Barely

Toyota has the best working relationship when it comes to its suppliers, reports a new study, something that can pay off handsomely in terms of quality, reliability and cost – and also result in getting new technologies ahead of the competition. It was the first time...
BMW’s New 1 M Will Be Pulled After Only One Year

BMW’s New 1 M Will Be Pulled After Only One Year

If you’re hoping to get your hands on the 335-horsepower version of BMW’s pint-sized 1 Series, better put your $46,135 down fast.  The maker plans to only have the newest offering from its vaunted M division on sale in U.S. showrooms for a matter of months. In decades...
Energy Execs See Big Increases to Come in Oil Prices

Energy Execs See Big Increases to Come in Oil Prices

  Weary Americans will likely see prices at the pump continuing to soar, according to a survey of 550 energy industry executives, though not necessarily to the record levels of mid-2008. Nonetheless, with 64% anticipating crude oil will reach $121 a barrel this...
May New Car Sales Off to “Dismal” Start

May New Car Sales Off to “Dismal” Start

After months of steady growth, the U.S. new car market appears to be taking a nosedive in May, according to observers tracking traffic at the country’s dealer showrooms. The “dismal” start appears to be the result of a variety of factors, according to a preliminary...
Used Car Sales Soaring, Driving up Prices

Used Car Sales Soaring, Driving up Prices

Looking for a used car?  Expect to have to look hard – and pay a lot more than you might have anticipated if you haven’t been in the market for a few years. While new car sales continue their slow recovery from the Depression-era downturn of 2009, demand for...