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Build It GM “Cadillac Elmiraj”

October 20, 2013

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By: CityFella A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag. Used more loosely, it is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels, typically the first, largest, fastest, most heavily armed, or best known. Over the years, the term “flagship” […]

Who is control of YOUR car?

October 13, 2013

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From AP   As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what’s to stop a hacker from taking over yours? In recent demonstrations, hackers have shown they can slam a car’s brakes at freeway speeds, jerk the steering wheel and even shut down the engine – all from their laptop computers. The hackers are publicizing […]

DETROIT TO ROMNEY: Stop Lying ! GM and Chrysler refutes Ohio ads

November 1, 2012

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Two steps forward, two steps back , the wind WAS blowing in his direction.  Its gonna be anyone’s race.    With less than a week to go both campaigns ideally would want to  avoid all and any controversy .    This has been a very interesting race, both candidates entered the race with baggage. Obama’s problems began […]

BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Ford Fusion,2012 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry

June 28, 2012

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Not too big, not too small best describes the largest and most  competitive segment in the US car market.  Mid Size cars.  Once upon a time, General Motors owned the segment with it’s A bodied cars the Chevrolet Celebrity, Buick Century, Oldsmobile Ciera and the Pontiac 6000.    By the mid nineties Toyota’s Camry took the sales crown from GM […]

Chevy Volt-Vauxhall/Opel Ampera production on hold……Problems or fine tuning?

March 9, 2012

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With US gas prices over $4. gallon in many cities?   A 93 miles per gallon* car should be selling like Adele’s CD’s.    Thursday, General Motors told employees in Detroit and Europe the Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera  that production would put on hold from March 19 to April 23. The shut down will effect 1,300 employees  in Detroit. The Chevrolet Volt, […]

Fun facts about the Buick Excelle, China’s best-selling car:

February 19, 2012

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Fun facts about the Buick Excelle, China‘s best-selling car: • The Excelle is actually three different cars: the Excelle, Excelle GT and Excelle XT. • The Excelle is based on an old Daewoo design. It’s been on the market for years. Buick sold 253,514 in 2011, making it China’s best-selling car. • The Excelle GT is very […]

Lending shortage may turn Europe’s car sales descent into a debacle

December 16, 2011

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German manufacturers like VW will be least affected by any financing problems. (VW)   Europeans plucky enough to ignore the crumbling economy and confident that their jobs are safe might find that a new car isn’t possible because banks won’t lend them any money. With Europe on the brink of a double-dip recession, forecasters are […]

Chrysler? Chrysler! (Revisiting the Shotgun Marriage to Fiat)

December 16, 2011

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My love affair with Chrysler began with the 1968 Dodge Charger  from its front end to its rear, its didn’t look like a GM or Ford, it was Mopar.   Of course some of my friends liked the square Roadrunner   the  corporate twin of the Dodge.   I was a Dodge kid until Chrysler introudced the Plymouth Superbird  sure Dodge had version called the Daytona, but they didn’t […]

Consumer Reports reliability survey: Ford falls to No. 20, Chrysler brands improve

November 2, 2011

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Ford’s overall reliability rank sank 10 spots to 20th in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey while several  Chryslerbrands improved significantly, the popular consumer advice magazine said today. Chrysler’s rankings, meanwhile, improved for three of its brands. Jeep moved up seven spots to 13th, making it the most reliable domestic brand. Ford’s ranking fell because survey […]

For the Love of the “Cuda”

March 20, 2011

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I think boys come out of the womb with a passion for cars…   That passion only builds over time. In some relationships its  the car then your women.  He may not change his underwear every day and wear the same tee shirt for days on end, but his Red 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix is  perfect, washed […]

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