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Euro Collapse Could Mean The $30,000/£20,000 Smart Car

Euro Collapse Could Mean The $30,000/£20,000 Smart Car “If Germany is ever to re-establish “real money”, German manufacturer margins would be reported in Deutschmarks, but would collapse.” The nightmare for Germany’s premium car manufacturers is that Europe’s financial crisis kills the euro single currency zone and forces a return to its traditional currency the deutschmark, […]

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Rude Health Of German Automakers Threatened By Financial Ferment

Rude Health Of German Automakers Threatened By Financial Ferment You would never guess from looking at the impressive products and listening to the breast-beating CEO speeches at the Frankfurt Car Show that Europe’s automotive industry was on the brink of turmoil. Just last month it seemed sunlit uplands awaited German manufacturers, which had sensibly used […]

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Glimmer Of Hope From The East For Saab

Glimmer Of Hope From The East For Saab Don’t Hold Your Breath Though; China Green Light Looks Unlikely Saab’s seemingly inexorable slide to oblivion seemed to have been saved by news from China that two of its companies are about to seek government approval to buy more than 50 per cent of the stricken Swedish […]

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Prius Plug-In Promises Great Economy, No Range Anxiety

Leaf’s Battery-Only Case So Weak, It Threatens Edsel-Like Debacle Derision From Top Gear, Sunday Times Story Will Make Buyers Wary “The Prius and the Volt don’t promise a perfect solution to the problems of emissions, but they provide a sensible, practical compromise”. I’ve been driving the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, a new high-technology fuel-efficient car […]

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