Categories: Rankings and Spankings

Toyota recalls 3.8 million vehicles

Posted by: David Welch on September 29

Regular readers, especially those who work for or buy cars from Detroit’s automakers, often bemoan that Toyota’s recalls don’t get enough attention in the media. Well, here’s one hot...

Loyalty More Than Skin Deep For Some Automotive Brands

Posted by: David Kiley on January 21

Loyalty to cars has not gone out of style as the annual Polk Loyalty Awards prove. General Motors, despite the bad press, led all manufacturers by retaining 62.5% of its...

A bright spot for GM

Posted by: David Welch on June 04

Finally, some good news for General Motors. After a month that started off with a horrid sales report, another big restructuring, a slumping stock price and a retreat in...

The Auto Industry's Jinx

Posted by: David Welch on April 07

You’ve heard of the Sports Illustrated Cover jinx, right? It's an old fable that says that any athlete or team featured on the venerable sports mag’s cover will soon...

Toyota's Moving Target

Posted by: David Welch on November 14

Yes, we all know how wonderful Toyota is. Record profits, surging sales and a bulletproof reputation for quality all are proof that the company is on top of its game....

Toyota's quality slips, again

Posted by: David Welch on October 17

It’s been a rough week for Toyota. First, the company gets slapped by Consumer Reports, which said that Toyota’s quality slipped so much that it will no longer recommend...

Toyota Stays Ahead

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 20

Toyota's rise to the top remains on track, despit being outsold by GM in the second quarter. Today, Japan's most profitable company revealed its sales for the first half of...

Crashtastic: Another Notch For Ford's Edge

Posted by: Matthew Vella on February 05

If Ford had anything like a lifeline these days, the Edge crossover would be it. Besides a new SuperDuty pickup and some mildly refreshed sedans, the Edge and Lincoln...

Those Other Red Dot Awards

Posted by: Matthew Vella on November 13

The red dot awards may be one of the most coveted set of trophies in design. But, auto manufacturers obsessed with their reputations and bottom lines are much more interested...

Edmunds Most Wanted List A Blow To Detroit

Posted by: David Kiley on November 07

When Edmunds.com came out with its list of Most Wanted cars and trucks for 2007, Detroit was brutalized. The Big Three scored only two out of a possible 32...

Nothing Wrong With The Focus That Better Management Can't Solve

Posted by: David Kiley on June 20

Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece for the magazine about how Ford has botched the management of the Ford Focus and how it loses big money on each...

Automobile Magazine--Happy 20th. Many Happy Returns.

Posted by: David Kiley on April 19

Automobile Magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary in the April issue on newsstands now with some lists bound to generate argument and discussion in hotel bar rooms from Detroit to...

Audi A6 in the Passing Lane

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on February 13

Audi just earned some big boasting rights in Germany, the toughest luxury car market in the world. Last year the Audi A6 sedan (which starts at $40,820) outsold key rivals,...

JD Power's Denove...Too Much Info.....But Good Info

Posted by: David Kiley on January 19

J.D. Power and Associate's Chris Denove today addressed the International Motor Press Association in New York kicking off a series of events that will tout a new book by...

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