AutoNation CEO Says High Gas Prices Are Good For You, Automakers

Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation (and thus America's number one car salesman), finally breaks taboo and utters the unthinkable: High gas prices are a good thing. "You have to tell the American people the truth," he says. "Energy costs are going to be higher." Oh Mike, Mike, Mike. Don't you know that the… »6/09/08 1:00pm6/09/08 1:00pm

Price of Cars Relative to Income Higher, It's The Economy Stupid

The Auto Affordability Index found that it's getting more expensive to buy a new car, as if we needed another reason to consider buying a vintage RWD import instead of something from a dealer's lot. In the third quarter of 2007, it took 24.8 weeks of median family income to buy an average-priced car or truck, compared… »11/09/07 12:30pm11/09/07 12:30pm

Great Balls Of Lightning! Tesla Motors To Electrify Michigan On Tuesday?

It seems Michigan's Governor Granholm (In the interest of full disclosure, I worked for the "G" for three years prior to writing about my obsession with the cult of cars — so ignore any instances of breathless adoration of Michigan's CEO.) is seriously working the phones and the flesh-pressing in an attempt to woo… »1/14/07 6:20pm1/14/07 6:20pm