GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality

GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality
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General Motors and Ford are putting renewed focus on quality. Each company had its share of issues in recent years but they’re taking a similar – and probably controversial – approach to improving. Continue Reading...

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese
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General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with their South Korean competitors are increasing sales to the coveted youth demographic. Their growth comes at the expense of Japanese automakers that are losing ground in this segment. Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry

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Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry
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Auto industry legend Bob Lutz may no longer be in the employ of the Big Three, but that hasn’t ever stopped “Maximum Bob” from giving his two cents on what the industry could do improve upon At the New York Auto Show, Lutz held court for a handful of journalists and expanded on what he… Continue Reading...

Big Three Set To Add Market Share

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Big Three Set To Add Market Share
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After a dismal 2009 , American automakers look set to gain market share in 2010, despite fewer brands, a drastically reduced dealer network. The last time the Big 3 gained market share was in 1995. The strong profitability of the domestic automakers has been linked to lower manufacturing costs, a reduced debt load and careful… Continue Reading...

Dealers Investigated For “Cash For Clunkers” Fraud – $94 Million At Stake

Dealers Investigated For “Cash For Clunkers” Fraud – $94 Million At Stake
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The United States Federal Government’s cynical Keynesian vehicle scrappage program scheme was by all accounts a success (if you believe that blind consumption is a win), but some dealers apparently skirted the rules, and now the government is looking for dealers who may have gamed the system – and may withhold $94 million in rebates… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Sounds Like Freedom (Video Inside)

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Sounds Like Freedom (Video Inside)
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An American V8 engine has few rivals when it comes to the noise it makes. The only real rival that can match its bombastic rumble is a piston engined fighter plane from WWII. When a supercharger is added on to one of these motors, the resulting noise is especially sinister, due to the mating of… Continue Reading...
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