2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale: Eight Highest-Priced Cars…

The big Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale's going on right now and we're already into the fourth day of hot gavel action. Here's the eight top cars that have found new owners through day three. » 1/16/09 10:00am 1/16/09 10:00am

2008 Suzuki Swift: Around The Block

When we found out Suzuki had an event with a Euro-only 2008 Suzuki Swift just a short distance from Chicago we jumped at the chance to take it for a quick spin. A volume seller in Europe, Asia and other markets, the Swift has a mostly inglorious past here in the states as the almost indistinguishable cousin of the Geo… » 4/23/08 12:00pm 4/23/08 12:00pm

2007 Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi

While the 2007 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI admittedly lived at the higher end of the impossible-to-get-in- the-US diesel market, todays review subject is a far more attainable unattainable. The 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi doesn't just have a power train we all lust after—it's a platform we don't see in the domestic market. We're… » 2/14/08 12:00pm 2/14/08 12:00pm

2007 a Good Year For Ford, Company Only Loses $2.7 Billion

For most people, losing $2.7 billion over the course of a year would be considered slightly less than stellar. For Ford, on the other hand, that's actually a pretty good year. We're not being sarcastic. In 2006, the company lost $12.6 billion. To fully understand what really happened you have to embrace the mixture of… » 1/25/08 11:45am 1/25/08 11:45am

Chrysler Sales Also Down In 2007, Completes The Domestic Hat Trick

Unlike GM and Ford, Chrysler saw an increase of 1% in sales for December 2007 compared the previous December. That's what they'd like you to focus on, please. They'd rather you ignore the fact that for 2007 total sales were 2.08 million vehicles, a decrease of 3% from 2006. The Chrysler brand saw a year-over-year… » 1/03/08 5:15pm 1/03/08 5:15pm

GM Sales Decrease In 2007, But People Love The Aveo

GM was able to find customers for 3.87 million vehicles in 2007, which is a decrease of 6% compared with 2006. Overall, GM predicts market share will be flat as there's much less daily rental share (as planned, they'll remind you). The two brands that did well in 2007 compared to last year were GMC (up 5.1%) and Saturn … » 1/03/08 4:00pm 1/03/08 4:00pm

Have You Driven A Ford Lately? Probably Not. Ford Sales Down In…

First, the bad news: sales for Ford were 212,094 for December, down 9% from the previous December. Ford's total 2007 sales were 2.57 million, down 12% compared with 2006. But there's a silver lining on that blue cloud as Lincoln posted a 9% increase in sales in 2007 after a significant realignment of their product and… » 1/03/08 2:30pm 1/03/08 2:30pm

GM Reports $39 Billion One-Time Net Loss For Third Quarter, $1.6…

GM reported last night a $39 billion (yes, that's "billion" with a "b") loss or $68.85 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2007, compared with a reported net loss of $147 million, or $.26 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. The majority of that number was due to special charges of $37.4 billion related… » 11/07/07 7:18am 11/07/07 7:18am