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JEEP Compass review 2011

Jeep Compass review

Smartened Up SUV Looks Competitive New Engines, Better Interiors, As Brand Emerges From Financial Turmoil Will Access To Fiat Dealers Boost Chrysler/Jeep In Europe? rating *** out of 5 For – traditional, rugged good looks; decent value Against – interiors still not up to scratch  Chrysler has emerged from bankruptcy with a little bit of help […]

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Chrysler-Fiat Project Better Not Depend On Europe

Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Targets In Europe Too Tough In 2011 Lancia-Badged U.S.-Derived Chryslers Face Uphill Struggle Fiat Accelerates Plan To Buy Majority In Chrysler  “Chrysler models are outclassed by the competition. In this market image is more important than almost anything. Almost regardless of the visual appeal of forthcoming Chrysler models in Europe, they will do very, […]

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European Sales Slip, Although Germany, France Manage Gains

VW, Opel-Vauxhall Buck Trend Fiat, Ford, Lead Way Down, Followed By Renault, Peugeot, Citroen Will Japanese Component Shortages Disrupt Production In 2nd Quarter?  Car sales were miserable across Europe in the first quarter if you weren’t in France or Germany. The outlook for the rest of year looks mixed at best, while interruptions to complicated but […]

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Audi A6 review 2011

Audi A6 review

lighter, more aerodynamic A6 Resurfaces As Dynamic Driver’s Car If You Think The Design Is Too Conservative, The A7 Is For You **** out of 5 For – understated pinnacle of technology and luxury, great drive Against – anonymous looking “The new design certainly makes the A6 into a proper driver’s car which can compete head-on with class […]

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Production Resumes In Japan, But European Disruption Looms

Controllers, Chips, Chemicals May Be Trojan Horse, Even For Europeans Peugeot Resumed Diesel Production But Is Actually Stockpiling “Sudden, significant supply interruptions in May, June a real risk” All the news out of Japan seems to suggest that everything is returning to normal in the automotive industry after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, but […]

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Ford Beats VW In Productivity Race, Despite Sales Shortfall

Report Says Big VW Ambitions Might Make It Vulnerable To Downturn German car manufacturing giant Volkswagen has impressive-looking sales and profits, but when you examine the quality of the performance in more detail, U.S. competitors like Ford Motor look more impressive, according to a report. Even General Motors, now accelerating away from the bankruptcy disaster, […]

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A Honda sign is seen at a building damaged by the March 11 tsunami in Kesennuma town

Electric Car Maker Tesla Jump Started By Investment Report

Could Be Fourth Largest Vehicle Maker In U.S. Production Might Hit 500,000 By 2025, Profits $1.2 Billion Report By Morgan Stanley, Which Organized Tesla’s 2010 Share Sale  Battery-powered cars will be a great success, providing affordable and practical transport for millions, and will save the world from global warming. Battery-powered cars are a ridiculous con-trick […]

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