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Archive | February, 2010

Daimler’s Shocking Loss Leaves Most Investors Unfazed

Low 2010 Profit Projection Said Conservative, Designed To Be Beaten But One Says Profit Projection Too High, Mercedes Profit Pressured Is it run for shareholders or employees, like most automakers?”  Despite Daimler’s shocking, unexpected loss in the fourth quarter and scrapping of the dividend, investors refused to believe the company’s guidance that profits would be […]

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Electric Mini review 2010

Electric Mini review

No Range Anxiety, Just Pure Panic Terrific, Quiet Performance, But Don’t Stray On To The Motorway If Battery Cars Catch On, Beware Creeping Examples In Slow Lane rating * out of 5 Don’t Worry They Won’t, Until Range Doubled, Price Slashed. This week at the Geneva Car Show you will hear plenty of odes to the […]

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Peugeot 5008 review 2010

Peugeot 5008 review

Clever, Handsome MPVExpensive, In A Highly Competitive Segment Head Up Display, Distance Warning, Nifty Safety Features *** out of 5 It is hard to make a memorable presentation about yet another people mover, but Peugeot managed it. Yes, the new Peugeot 5008 Compact MPV looks quite nice for a big blob of a car, and the […]

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Ford S-Max review 2010

Ford S-Max review

Has EcoBoost Engines, Double-Clutch Auto MPV Drives Well, Beautiful Interiors, Practical Packages Much Talk Of “Premium” Pretensions, But Price Silence rating **** out of 5 Ford Makes Huge Strides, But It Ain’t BMW, Audi; Price Still Crucial JEREZ, Spain – Looking at the pictures I know it’s hard to believe but Ford’s updated S-MAX is almost an […]

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Bloated Europeans Need Some U.S. Medicine

U.S. Takes Out Capacity, Slashes Costs French Protectionism Means Renault, Peugeot Suffer In Long Run Will Renault, Mercedes Deal Solve Any Problems?  “Renault wanted to merge with General Motors, while Mercedes wriggled out of ties with Mitsubishi, then Chrysler” As the Detroit Car Show disappears in the rear view mirror, Americans can look forward to […]

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