Automobiles and Components


  • We knew January auto sales would be lackluster. We knew that auto dealers weren't terribly confident about the consumer. The numbers today have lived up to our low expectations.

  • Nissan Profit Rises on Sales Gain, Keeps Forecast Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 4:16 AM ET

    Nissan Motor, Japan's third-biggest automaker, reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, helped by the popularity of vehicles such as the Rogue and Qashqai SUVs, and stuck to its forecast for a small gain for the full year.

  • Speed Camera

    Got a lead foot? Well here's something that will make you slow down: Speed Cameras. Yes, the cameras we will see at an increasing number of intersections around the country that will catch us ripping through areas 10, 15, 20 miles over the speed limit. Seems this is one picture we'd all rather not be in.

  • Time to Buy a House? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    With rates so low, Cramer just might.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Rising Gas Prices: Will They Change What We Drive? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    This afternoon, a new survey of car buyers is hammering home a point I've heard about, and blogged about, many times in the past: When gas prices hit a certain level people will turn away from big trucks and SUV's and migrate into hybrids and smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower across the board Wednesday as bigger-than-expected writedowns from UBS added to the general gloom surrounding the banking sector and did nothing to calm investors’ jitters ahead of an expected interest rate cut in U.S.

  • Boeing Profit Rises on Commercial Planes Sales Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:59 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Boeing said fourth-quarter profit rose a greater-than-expected 4 percent, but it cut its full-year revenue forecast to account for delays on its new 787 Dreamliner.

  • Since writing my blog earlier today about whether or not you would be willing to pay extra ($1,500-$6,000) for a car that could guarantee returning an average of 35 mpg, I've been surprised both at the number of answers I've received, and what many of you are saying.

  • There's a bit of a debate brewing in Detroit, and frankly with all of the automakers around the world. The question is: How much more will car/truck/SUV buyers pay to buy a model that delivers 35 MPG? Or for that matter, to buy a ride that will meet the new fuel economy standards?

  • Japan Automakers' Third Quarter Earnings to Grow Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:38 PM ET
    A Tacoma pickup truck on the lot of a Toyota dealership.

    Top Japanese automakers are due to report higher third-quarter earnings led by strong overseas sales, but the next few quarters could see profits fall as the dollar weakens against the yen.

  • Automakers: Cutting Production, But Not Prices Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    In asking you last week if now is a good time to buy a new car or truck, I was struck by how many people said, "Now, is not the time, but this spring it will be. That's when the auto companies roll out big discounts as sales slow down." Seems we've all become conditioned to expect spring sales.

  • Harley-Davidson Profit Tumbles on Weak US Sales Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:18 AM ET

    Harley-Davidson said Friday quarterly earnings fell 26 percent as sales of its iconic motorcycles tumbled in the United States, its biggest and most important market, sending shares down 5 percent.

  • Good Time To Buy A Car? Your Responses ( Yes And No) Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    It was a simple question that stirred quite a bit of reaction and e-mails. On Wednesday, I asked you if you think now is a good time to buy a new car, truck, or SUV, and not surprisingly, you are split on whether to take the plunge.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Ford Loss Narrows; To Offer Buyouts Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Ford Motor posted a sharply narrower fourth-quarter loss on Thursday after cutting costs and boosting margins on vehicles and said it expects a net loss for the full year 2008.

  • Ford Update: CEO Mulally Says More Job Cuts Likely Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:04 AM ET

    On the Ford 4th quarter earnings conference call, CEO Alan Mulally confirmed what we expected (more buyouts for Ford's hourly workers) and made it clear, this may not be the end of the cuts.

  • Ford: Still A Long Road Ahead For Making Things Better Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    As I stand outside. Ford headquarters on a brutally cold day, I'm toying with how to make a play on words about Ford's 4Q earnings might be warming the hearts and portfolio's of it's investors.

  • Hyundai's Quarter Profit More Than Doubles Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 1:01 AM ET

    Hyundai Motor, South Korea's top automaker, said on Thursday its quarterly operating profit more than doubled, fueled by higher sales and a softer won.

  • Question: Is This A Good Time To Buy A Car? Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    It's a pretty straight forward question, and one I hear more and more people asking: Is now the time to buy a new car or truck? The deals are far from spectacular (avg. domestic incentive last month was $3,654, and the Average Asian brand incentive was $1,625) and given the shaky market and economy...

  • GM Is Number One In Worldwide Sales! (With Toyota) Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 9:47 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    This morning GM released its global sales for last year, and guess what, the company is still #1 in the world. But it is now in a virtual tie with Toyota for the top spot. Officially, GM sold 9.369 million vehicles worldwide.

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