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  • Ford's Image: What You Would Do To Fix It Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    OK, I've been out of the office (and out of the country) for more than a week. So I'm just getting around to seeing the suggestions you sent me for how you would fix Ford's image. In a nutshell, all of you, and yes, I heard from a lot of people, would start by improving the quality and appeal of Ford's vehicles. But beyond that, it's clear many of you think this is a company that needs a serious infusion of fresh marketing and image building ideas.

  • GM's Red Tag Sale: Do They Really Need It? Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 1:33 PM ET
    General Motors

    The question now is whether GM's new red tag sale is the prudent use of incentives to clear some inventory, or if it's a sign of things to come for the automakers struggling with flat sales? I think it's a one-time thing.

  • China Key in Race for Cleaner Cars Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 4:19 PM ET

    Automakers racing to find affordable ways to make cars environmentally friendly are zeroing in on polluted, fuel-scarce China to help them take clean car concepts from the laboratory to the market.

  • Court Rejects Federal SUV Fuel Standards Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:53 PM ET

    A U.S. federal appeals court Thursday threw out planned federal fuel economy standards for many sport-utility vehicles, minivans and pickup trucks.

  • Ford's Image: What Would You Do To Change It? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Here's a tough one: you've been put in charge of marketing a struggling automaker that has many positives, but just as many, maybe even more, negatives. How would you change that automakers image?

  • Big Three Going "Green" With Envy Over Toyota? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    Forget about L.A. being tinsel town, and style capital. At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the automakers are trying to wrap themselves in the "Green Leaf" of fuel efficiency. Ford announced a new sustainability plan that will include developing direct injection gas engines, lighter cars, and more hybrids.

  • Ford, VW Now Making "In Roads" With Consumers? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 10:08 AM ET
    Ford

    As I'm getting my first peak at the Los Angeles Auto Show, there's some good news for a couple of struggling automakers. Ford CEO Alan Mulally had dinner with a handful of reporters Tuesday and shot down the suggestion Ford will need to partner up with another automaker or private equity firm. In fact, he says Ford is in "terrific" shape for growing the business globally.

  • Not Your Daddy's GTO Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    It is a unique experience, riding along in a Ferrari GTO. Unique because if you could figure out a way to ride in every one every made, you'd only get 36 chances. "It embodies, it combines, everything about beauty and strength. So it's very difficult to combine beauty and strength...

  • Auto "Green" Models: Not Much Really Stands Out Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 10:03 AM ET
    Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

    As I fly into the Los Angeles Auto Show, I'm wondering if this year's show and the slew of "green" models being rolled out will matter to people. Don't get me wrong, I think there is a growing appetite among buyers for hybrids and fuel cell cars. But the new models being introduced don't stand out.

  • Ford Narrows Jaguar, Land Rover Suitors to 3 Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 1:26 PM ET
    Land Rover

    Ford Motor has narrowed the auction of its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to three bids, two of them involving Indian companies, people familiar with the matter said Monday.

  • Dubai

    I admit it, this is not what I expected when I landed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I didn't expect to travel halfway around the world to see first hand that the automaker in my back yard is highly regarded. Last night, I went to the GM Style showcase here in Dubai where stars and cars share the runway.

  • Chrysler plans to offer a new round of rebates in December in preparation for what is expected to be a tough sales year in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Ford Narrows Loss; Sees Deal for Jaguar, Land Rover Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Ford Motor posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss Thursday and said it was nearing a deal to spin off British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

  • 2008 Buick Enclave

    So there I am driving to the Northwestern/Iowa football game last Saturday when my friend Bruce says, "Hey, what do you think of the Buick Enclave? I think it's pretty sharp." Well Bruce, you are not alone. The latest stats from J.D. Power's Power Information Network shows the Buick Enclave was the fastest selling vehicle in the U.S. last month.

  • Calmer Day on Wall Street ahead of Bernanke Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 8:18 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a much-improved tone after Wednesday's high energy selloff, as investors await testimony this morning from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Monthly chain store sales and some big earnings could also influence direction.

  • GM: Yes, I Think They Will Come Back--Here's Why Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 12:12 PM ET

    GM's record loss of $39 billion is a stunner that has investors once again questioning whether the country's largest automaker is any closer to consistently turning a profit. For what it's worth, I think GM will get there, and I'll explain why in a bit.

  • GM: A Sign Of Lower Auto Profits Ahead? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 11:24 AM ET

    The takeaway from the GM numbers is that expectations for auto sales, particularly in North America, appear too high and is exacerbating concerns about a softer U.S. consumer. Forget about the somewhat confusing $39 billion non-cash charge.

  • GM CEO: 'No Cash Impact' From Record Charge Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:22 AM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner sees "tough circumstances" in the marketplace, but expects "no cash impact" from a massive charge that left his company with a record $39 billion third-quarter loss.

  • Toyota's Quarter Profit Up on Weak Yen, Sales Rise Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:11 AM ET
    2007 Toyota Camry

    Toyota Motor, the world's biggest and most profitable automaker, posted a 2.7 percent rise in quarterly operating profit thanks to a weaker yen, cost cuts and stronger sales, and it raised its full-year forecasts.

  • Ford's Bullitt Is Back But You Want Other Models Gone Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 8:44 AM ET
    2008 Ford Bullitt Mustang

    I'm not a car geek, but I have to admit, there are certain models that immediately make me smile. Ford's Bullitt Mustang is one-mainly because I still say the chase scenes in Steve McQueen's movie "Bullitt" are among the best I've ever seen ("The French Connection" is another favorite).