Cadillac, Lincoln Still Have Trouble Selling Cars

"Days to turn" remains one of the car industry's better measures of demand. Low days to turn means car makes shipped from manufacturers spent little time on dealer lots before ...
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Autoworkers Union Passes Strike Authorization Measure

In a procedural vote completed last week, workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) voted heavily in favor of going on strike against the company if the United Autoworkers ...
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Can VW Sell 1,500 Cars a Day?

Volkswagen has struggled mightily in the United States, with a share of barely 2% of the cars and light trucks sold through the first seven months of the year. As ...
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How Soon Will Fiat Disappear in the US?

Among the few embarrassments highly successful car company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) has posted since it was created by a merger is its attempt at another launch of ...
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Tesla P85D Better Than Perfect: Consumer Reports

When Consumer Reports road tested the Model S P85D from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), the car earned a score of 103 out of a possible 100. That led the ...
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Auto-Sharing: Bad News for Carmakers?

There are more than 250 million vehicles on U.S. highways today, but that number could drop and drop fast if researchers in Taiwan are correct about the growth of car ...
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Low Exposure in China Makes Chrysler a Winner

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) have built infrastructure and marketing machines in China, presuming the world's most populous nation represents the future of car ...
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3 Chrysler Brands Rank Last in Customer Satisfaction

For the third consecutive year, customer satisfaction with new cars has fallen off, and the average score for all vehicles has dropped to its lowest level since 2004. The drop ...
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Slumping Car Sales in China Contribute to GM 52-Week Low

When the U.S. markets opened for trading Monday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down more than 900 points, about 5.6%, while the S&P 500 was off about 3.4% ...
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Can Tesla Sell 300 Cars a Day?

A sales rate of 300 cars a day. Some of America's best-selling cars do many times that in an hour. But a Tesla is not a pickup. However, if it ...
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AutoNation Gets Even Larger

The trend for auto dealership consolidation is continuing. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) is currently the largest car dealership chain owner in America, and now it is getting a tad larger. ...
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90 Years of Automobile Fuel Economy Advances

In an update to a study completed in 2009, researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Institute have calculated the on-road fuel economy of all vehicles in the U.S. fleet ...
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Are Ford and GM the New Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

We have seen this movie before, except this time it is slightly different. Subprime loan liabilities in mortgages were hidden from bank balance sheets when they bundled the mortgages into ...
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There Is Never a Wrong Time to Issue More Tesla Stock

The latest secondary stock offering from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was perhaps even a bigger success than expected. The company sold 2.7 million shares at a price of $242.00 ...
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Best New Car Deals for August

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and cash-back deals available for the final two weeks of August. There are ...
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