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2009 Lincoln MKS

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2009 Lincoln MKS Lincoln hopes to reverse its image and fortunes with this mid-luxury sedan

Koenigsegg will officially buy Saab

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There has been speculation and rumors, but now its official- supercar-maker Koenigsegg will bring the Saab brand back to Sweden. Koenigsegg, maker of the ridiculously fast CCR and CCX supercars will have some time to ...

2009 Infiniti G37 S Sedan 6 MT

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Bytes & Bullets Summary The car for the person who wants a 370Z but needs a rear seat and a trunk It’s based on the Z platform, as is the G37 Coupe At a base of $34,250, it’s an affordable and roomy alternati...

2009 Automotive Executive of the Year

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Nobody asked me, but . . . At a time when even many auto insiders might ask, “Is Mercury still in the car biz?, how is it possible for a former head of Mercury to be named 2009 Automotive Executive of the Year?

2009 Mazda Mazda6—An American Tragedy

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Nobody asked me, but  . . . Last July I attended the introduction of the 2009 Mazda6 in Westlake Village, California.  To compete for midsize sedan sales against the likes of the more successful Honda Accord, Chevrol...

CNBC’s Better Idea?

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Ford CEO Alan Mulally was interviewed today by CNBC on its morning business news show.  During the interview he said, among other things, that, “We are really turning the tide in North Amer...

Is GM the Next Toyota?

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Nobody asked me, but . . . More than a year ago, as I viewed GM's "situation," I only somewhat facetiously told colleagues that the best thing GM could do would be to simply shut down all its operations in the US and...

You Can Take This to the Bank

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Okay, so let me see if I’ve got this straight.  Citibank officials want more of our tax dollars so they can pay bonuses to employees demoralized by the drop in the bank’s stock price? Perh...

Fast Lane Teen Driving School

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Nobody asked me, but . . . A few weeks ago Cousin John, who had declared himself an emancipated minor at the age of 16, called to tell me that his daughter, Gen, a senior in high school, had decided she didn’t “need”...

2009 VW Jetta Diesel

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s safety critics didn’t worry about pedestrians not hearing a diesel coming as they do with current electric vehicles.  From three blocks away you could hear diesel ...