January 28, 2023
Dodge

2013 SRT Viper dealership numbers drop

Chrysler have announced the dealership situation for their new halo car, the 2013 SRT Viper and the news is somewhat unpleasant. Having originally announced that some 20 percent of its dealers will have a stab at selling this star player in the American car market, the Pentastar big wigs changed their mind. Ralph Gilles, CEO […]

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Honda

Dealers can’t sell 2012 Honda Civic

Out in the U.S. Honda’s Civic didn’t receive too much of an update for 2012 and the mild facelift it got didn’t bring joy to that many customers or attract any new ones to dealers. The Japanese took notice and promised some swift recovery action as they’ve pushed forward the new release date of the […]

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Chevrolet

Chevrolet’s Cruze gets a relatively clumsy recall

As a general matter, recalls on relatively new cars appear because they affect the integrity of the vehicle or the passengers. In the case of the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, a small batch of vehicles are going to be called back in for a problem that may end up affecting both.

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Honda

2011 Honda Civic recalled due to a fuel tank valve issue

You’d think the Japanese have plenty on their hands with the recent tsunami and earthquake situation but as it happens, it’s not. One of their cars, the 2011 Honda Civic has been identified by the NHTSA as suffering from a serious problem.

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Fiat

The American launch of the Fiat 500 is a little late

The 2012 Fiat 500 is one of the most eagerly awaited cars to ever to hit U.S. shores but even in these conditions, Chrysler seems to be taking his time. Within their latest announcement the Fiat 500 will not be ready for the market until September of year because of some delays of the dealership […]

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Chevrolet

2011 Chevrolet Volt has left the building

Don’t take this the wrong way, what I actually meant to say is that GM’s eco-box has left the factory and is headed for dealers. In other words the 2011 Chevrolet Volt has almost begun customer delivery. Within a few days some happy owners will be driving their Volts.

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Volvo

Volvo owners, ready yourselves for a recall

It just seems that we can’t have a week go by without a new recall. Am I wrong for wanting that to happen? The company affected this time is Volvo and the model that will be hitting dealer garages is… erm, more than one.

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Ford

Ford increases number of dealerships in China

The Americans really want to storm the Chinese… automotive market. In a recent announcement from Ford we’ve found that their assault on the Chinese automotive market has been escalated by an increase in the number of dealers available.

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Jaguar

Jaguar recalling XJ because of windscreen wiper problems

It seems that while the British at Jaguar are clearly moving forward since the Indians took over. Every now and again, massive leaps forward do imply a few mistakes along the way. This is just the case of the new Jaguar XJ.

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Buick

The 2011 Buick Regal is flying out of showrooms

That’s what seems to be happening as reports from Buick show not problems with selling cars but rather dealers stocking up. The problem isn’t with dealers trying to build up a stock but rather with them keeping a car ready for testing. They sell these things like hot cakes.

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Volvo

2010-2011 Volvo recall

Yesterday the Swedes over at Volvo made an unfortunate announcement concerning a recall of some 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles that have been sold worldwide. The recall concerns 29,299 cars worldwide of which 536 have been sold in the U.S. and around 6,700 finding home in the U.K.

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Porsche

Porsche may be going for some new models

According to some allege Porsche dealer meeting notes the German performance automaker is up to quite a few tricks in regard to its product lineup. The info leaked on the plans of the Stuttgart based company pretty much boggle the mind of those who thought that the legendary car maker would take it easy after […]

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Mini

Mini Coupe will be available by August 2011

It would seem that the more interesting versions of the Mini BMW has been promising since it took over the British brand are starting to trickle in. The first of the approved models to hit production will be a Mini Coupe which is scheduled for August 2011 and it will be followed shortly after by […]

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Buick

Buick sales increased by 37 percent last month

May was a pretty good month for Buick dealers as they registered a 37% increase in work volume when compared to last year’s stats for the same month. When figures are compared with last month the increase in sales registered at the American company is even better as it measures 46%.

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Chrysler

Massive Chrysler recall over fire risk

Chrysler have just announced a massive recall involving nearly 285.000 2008-2009 minivans for a problem of the wiring in the doors that may lead to a fire. This is the second time this year that Chrysler’s minivans are going on to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website for a major recall.

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Chrysler

Chrysler may exceede Marchionne’s expectations

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has made a recent statement in which he confirmed his optimism in Chrysler’s performance since it has surpassed all expectations by achieving profitability and plugging a severe cash leak in less than a year since filing for bankruptcy. His statement was pretty much full of words of praise for the American […]

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Saab Spyker

Spyker to sell its supercars through Saab dealerships

Spyker Cars is enjoying the perks of owning SAAB and their dealer network as they have just announced that they will be using it to sell their own products as well. That might make for an interesting day out if you tell your wife you’re going to buy a sensible Swedish creation but you manage […]

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Ford

Ford’s plans for Mercury

Recently the media that had been pushing on with the Detroit’s Big Three and their issues or successes haven’t had much else to say other than the proposal which is under works at Ford deemed to kill of Mercury brand. Today, a report from Ford themselves shows that this isn’t serious news as the company […]

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Lamborghini Supercars

Lamborghini recalls some Murcielagos

This is something the nostalgic would dread, an iconic Italian supercar manufacturer recalling vehicles because some problems with them has cropped up. Well, maybe it’s not snowing in hell yet but Lamborghini are recalling a total of 428 examples of the 2007-2008 model year Murcielago Coupe and Roadster models in the United States.

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McLaren

McLaren announces dealers for the new supercar

2011 will be the year when the new McLaren Supercar, the MP4-12C, goes on sale worldwide and while there isn’t much more to be known about it, the company has just announced it’s initial network of dealers. The launch will see 35 retailers the new 2011 McLaren MP4-12C but, according to McLaren the network is […]

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