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Tell Congress: Stop the TAFTA!

The Obama administration recently commenced (unconstitutionally, and thus illegally) negotiations with the European Union on the subject of a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). Although it is being presented by Obama propaganda media as a win-win for the US and the EU, the fact is that it will be yet another act of unilateral disarmament by the United States to ...

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Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent

2013 Lincoln MKZ

Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and new Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ford Motor Company April U.S. sales up 18 percent compared to last year – best April sales since 2007, with cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16 percent and trucks up 16 percent Fusion and Escape both establish April sales records, with sales increases ...

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Vindication for Romney? Jeeps to Be Built in China Come 2014.

Gratuitous Jeep

In case you’ve forgotten last Fall’s election (and, really, who can blame you if you’ve wanted to), Mitt Romney was called a liar for nearly every statement he made, this one included.  Last October, the former governor from Massachusetts said he’d read a story claiming that Chrysler might move production of Jeeps from the U.S. to China.  At the time, ...

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UPDATE: Cash-4-Clunkers Impact

Cash_for_Clunkers_-_Dodge_Caravan

Remember this program? One of the first ideas from the Obama administration was to enable people to trade in their old cars for new fuel efficient, green cars thus bolstering the floundering auto industry. Free money to buy a new, car from the government? What could go wrong? A lot of us sitting on the sidelines, with real life experience, ...

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Despite lack of privacy protections, government to order black boxes in cars

event data recorder

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is soon to propose regulations requiring auto makers to install “black boxes” in all new automobiles even though federal rules governing the use of the data collected are non-existent. The boxes – known as event data recorders – record vehicle data constantly and save up to 10 seconds of it in the event of ...

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GM – After Bailout. The Future is China.

NOT MADE IN THE USA

Ouch. This is a powerful ad from American Future Fund. Listen for these quotes: Seven out of ten cars we make come from outside the United States. GM is a company well established for the future…in China. (These words are spoken by GM CEO Dan Akerson.) Share this video with your friends who believe the GM bailouts were a success ...

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Who Should Get Credit for “Saving” the Auto Industry?

First, before I start, I need to get this out there: I was/am firmly against the auto industry “bailouts.” I don’t care who did it; I do not believe the government should have rewarded poor business decisions. It’s quite simple in my book. If you make good business decisions, you survive. If you don’t, you fail. By bailing out GM ...

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Ford Tops Car Rankings While Obama’s GM Takes Hit

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory. Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in March were Hyundai, BMW, and Ford. ...

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Chevy Introduces NEW Impala At The New York Auto Show

The front end looks almost as if Chevy's Camaro and Ford's Taurus decided to hook up.

The tenth generation Impala was introduced today at the New York Auto Show as a 2014 model, and so far it looks to be an improvement over what we’ve come to expect from the Impala nameplate. From CNN: The car will go on sale early next year. The new Impala’s exterior offers a preview of how future Chevrolets will look, ...

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Strength in New-Vehicle Retail Sales is Driving Performance in February

New-vehicle retail sales performance in February has been strong month-to-date, with the selling rate outperforming January's, according to a monthly sales forecast developed by J.D. Power and Associates Power Information Network® (PIN) and LMC Automotive.

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Hybrid MPG Myths

I recently received an e-mail from Rich Mitchell encouraging CDN contributors to write about subjects other than politics, to “expand our horizons.” So I decided to research and write about a subject in which I have knowledge and about which I know nothing: automobiles. I grew up when muscle cars were king, and I worked as a mechanic to put ...

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Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Increase 7 Percent in January

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2012  — Ford Motor Company U.S. sales in January totaled 136,710 vehicles, a 7 percent gain compared with January 2011; retail sales increased 8 percent Focus contributed to 30 percent of Ford Motor Company sales growth in January, more than any other vehicle in the Ford product lineup. Focus sales were 14,400 vehicles, up 60 percent – the ...

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Fuel Economy Proposal Will Price Millions Out of New Car Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2012  — The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) said today that more than 7 million Americans would no longer be able to afford to buy a new car or truck in 2025 if the most expensive fuel economy rule ever proposed goes into effect. The comments were made by NADA director Forrest McConnell in testimony today at the final hearing ...

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Chrysler Group LLC Introduces Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan modified using Mopar parts and accessories Stage One appearance package amplifies refined styling of Chrysler 200 Stage Two amplifies performance with coil-over suspension, cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust Mopar package will be available on Chrysler 200S sedans in 2012 Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar brand set its sights on the 2012 ...

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Polaris Introduces RANGER RZR XP 900

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ShowStoppers @ CES 2012 — To ring in the New Year, the RANGER RZR family welcomes a whole new class of Side x Side, introducing the RANGER RZR XP 900! The RANGER RZR has the only family of Sport Side x Sides with Razor Sharp Performance for all types of recreation. For 2012, the family adds ...

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