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Magna Deal For Opel Brings Relief To Merkel, German Unions

Investors Bemoan Bailout Of Unprofitable Manufacturer But Overcapacity Must And Will Be Addressed Sooner Or Later German unions and Chancellor Angela Merkel were happy after General Motors finally agreed to sell a majority of Opel-Vauxhall to the Magna-Russia consortium. But British unions worried about the job “guarantees”, while investors complained that propping up Europe’s most […]

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Porsche Panamera review

Porsche Panamera review Dynamic, Classy Pricey BMWs, Mercs, Audis Likely To Wilt Against This Competition Porsches, Premium Makers Generally Make Last Stand In Frankfurt **** out of 5 “Where is King Canute II when we need him?” SILVERSTONE, England It was the kind of invite that makes it worth getting up in the morning. “Dear Neil, we […]

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Toyota IQ review

Toyota IQ review Quality Interior Impressive But Fuel Economy Not Up To Toyota’s Claim Looks Great, Drives Well, Plenty Of Space (With No Rear Passengers) **** out of 5 Beats Smart, But So Does Its Price  I’ve been driving the Toyota iQsquared for the past week, and part from the fact that it was as cute […]

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Big Losses At Daimler Fail To Surprise

Talk Persists Another Swingeing Cost Cutting Programme Is Nigh Daimler’s 2nd quarter generated a huge loss as expected, but investor opinion is dividend about whether 2010 will see a return to profit. Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas expects the Mercedes cars subsidiary will make a profit in the second half, as the new E-class hits markets, […]

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Electric Dreams Likely To Stumble On Forecaster’s Reality

Despite Electric Progress, Internal Combustion Won’t Go Away While manufacturers like Nissan of Japan jostle for the lead in the race to saturate markets with electric cars, automotive forecasters seeking to cut through the hyperbole tell a more sober story. Nissan of Japan has been hogging the headlines lately with exciting plans for electric cars. […]

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Honda Insight review 2

Honda Insight Almost Meets Impressive Economy Claim Green Coloured Gizmos, “Tree” Prizes, Almost Force Submission But To Match Claims, Driving Style Must Be Meek, Submissive *** out of 5 “The Insight is packed with gimmicks to shame you into submission and make you drive much slower than perhaps you might” I’ve been driving the new Honda […]

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