Think the Domestics Suck? Your Numbers Are Down

Domestic carmakers continue to fight a negative-perception battle born during the Great Malaise. That was a time when shiny new Pintos dropped their engines on the New Jersey Turnpike, when five variations of the Chevy Nova fought an inter-brand battle for the title of alpha shitbox, and when executives were too busy… » 9/18/07 3:32pm 9/18/07 3:32pm

Polk It To Ya, Detroit! Foreign Automakers Receive 53% Of Non-Fleet…


Industry number-crunchers RL Polk released the latest vehicle registration data on year-to-date new cars excluding fleet sales, and it's not a good number if you're an automaker from Metro Detroit. Through the month of May, 52.9% of new vehicles registered by purchasers were import brands, up from 49% a year earlier.… » 7/24/06 10:21am 7/24/06 10:21am

Get a Room, You Two: Cadillac Battles Lexus Atop Satisfaction Survey…

Despite a truly amazing result buried in the press release for AutoPacific's latest customer-satisfaction survey — that the Hyundai Azera unexpectedly nailed top-car honors — the battle between GM and Toyota still pulled top billing. The Detroit-based consultancy found that among buyers of new luxury cars, Cadillac is… » 5/31/06 1:27pm 5/31/06 1:27pm