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Audi TT RS review 2009

Audi TT RS review

High Quality, High Performance You Will Of Course Pay For The Privileges Watch Out BMW, Mercedes, Porsche **** out of 5 HENLEY, England – Audi has launched a new red hot RS version of its little TT roadsters and coupes with four-wheel drive, which it hopes will steal sales from BMW’s Z4, Mercedes’ SLK 55 AMG and the […]

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GM Resurfaces Minus Much Debt, Brands, Dealers

Leaner, Meaner GM Less Likely To Discount. “GM has an opportunity to completely reshape its business and ultimately become a viable competitor once again”. Here’s a sentence that’s not made sense for some time. “Detroit at last has something to celebrate”. That was the conclusion of the Financial Times’ Lex column after General Motors emerged […]

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Fiat 500 review 2009

Fiat 500 Convertible review

Fiat Adds Convertible To The 500 Range Cute, Clever, Pricey; Plenty Of Room, For Two Beautiful Interiors; Firm Suspension **** out of 5 “it looks just like the old iconic Roman Holiday 500 from the 1950s” POOLE, Dorset – This non-descript port town on the south-west coast of England will almost get its 3 weeks of fame […]

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VW Market Share Drive Causing Pain Elsewhere

VW is trying to gain market share aggressively. It hurts profits but also significantly further weakens less financially solid competitors.  Volkswagen’s drive for market share is weakening its profits, but also probably causing more damage to its competitors, according to Nomura International. Nomura expects VW to remain profitable in 2009, unlike most its competitors, and […]

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Vauxhall Insignia Estate review

Vauxhall Insignia Estate review Handsome And Versatile European Car Of The Year Award Will Help Credibility Financial Crisis Might Undermine It; Will Opel-Vauxhall Survive? *** out of 5 Tough Competition Includes Compact SUVs  “Insignia Exclusiv has shed the “e” at the end presumably to keep prices down” Even though Italian and French manufacturers have dominated  the […]

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Can Tiny Koenigsegg Save Saab?

Supercar Maker Has Green, High Tech Expertise. “the reinvention of Saab is not beyond all possibility”. One of the most puzzling aspects of the disposal of General Motors’ European assets was the apparent scramble to buy Saab of Sweden, a chronic loss-maker which only rarely looked like selling enough cars to break even. GM’s offer […]

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