The Ten Biggest Automotive Mulligans Of All Time

An automotive mulligan is when an automaker realizes they have a dud on their hands, and they scramble to remedy it as quickly as they can. These are the ten biggest. » 9/10/14 11:00am 9/10/14 11:00am

In Hilarious Cold War Reversal, GM Built Cadillacs In Russia

Today I learned that in the early to late 2000s, a number of Cadillacs were built in Kaliningrad, Russia. Take that, smoldering embers of Soviet Russia. » 2/12/14 9:00am 2/12/14 9:00am

Can We Be Proud Of The Global Car Industry?

Auto manufacturing is an over one trillion dollar industry that does the very important jobs of (1) keeping a good percentage of the world's population busy from 9 to 5 and (2) giving us machines to zip around in. But can we, as humans, really be proud of what it produces? » 9/12/13 5:50pm 9/12/13 5:50pm

Manual Transmissions Are Hideously Expensive Because Of Software

It seems crazy that so many automakers are dropping manual transmissions from their lineups, because stickshifts ought to be so cheap compared to high-tech dual clutch systems. Well, manuals are much more expensive than you think, and software is to blame. » 9/11/13 3:11pm 9/11/13 3:11pm

Not-So-Big Three Bake Sale Raises Enough To Fund CEO Salaries

With all this talk of corporate jets, slumming it on road trips and idling hybrids, it’s easy to lose track of the human cost of Carpocalypse Now. Has anyone thought of the standard of living adjustment the Big 3 CEOs will have to take when their salaries are cut from tens of millions to a paltry $1-per-year? One man… » 12/05/08 12:40pm 12/05/08 12:40pm

Detroit News' Danny Howes Needs To Quit Stealing Wert's Lines On Big…

The Detroit News » 8/25/08 12:00pm 8/25/08 12:00pm' own most original, free-thinking business writer, Danny "Boy" Howes, has managed to say exactly what the other day without actually saying anything about Wert. Whether Howes was inspired while watching CNBC Friday or his opinions came to him in a dream, carried forth perhaps by , we'll never know,…