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Jalopnik Poll: Which Ford Europe Product Should FoMoCo Bring to the US?

UK-based trade mag Just-Auto yesterday reported FoMoCo is considering bringing models from Ford Europe to the US market, a practice the company has employed in the past to fill holes in its stateside line. Among models it's considering are the Mondeo, Focus, S-Max, and Galaxy minivan, which many Jalopnik readers… »12/07/06 7:55am12/07/06 7:55am

Lutz on the Solstice Coupe: Hurry Up and Wait, You Mugs

The boys from Winding Road talked to GM's chairman of vice, "Maximum" Bob Lutz about the General's plans for the Solstice. While it seems the retractable hardtop bit will remain undone, Lutz again goes for maximum teaseage in handling the Solstice Coupe question. How's this for yes-not-yes verbiage: "If we did it, it… »12/06/06 11:59am12/06/06 11:59am

Jalopnik T-Shirt Slogan Search: The Runoffs, Part Two

The T-shirt slogan voting process is moving along quite nicely indeed, with a strong turnout making the first round at thing of sheer numerical beauty. Here's the second round of new entries. Tomorrow, the top four from each round will face off in the finals, which will use a new slogan-picking app designed by the… »11/28/06 4:06pm11/28/06 4:06pm

Chrysler Mulling Imperial Production: Build it or Bag It?

AutoWeek's reporting today that Chrysler may be close to a decision on whether to build the Imperial concept it showed in Detroit this past year. Considering how divisive the hulking mass of Chryslerness has been, we though we'd offer another sounding board for readers to send to the ears of Dr. Z. Build it or bag… »11/06/06 5:06pm11/06/06 5:06pm

Paris Show Countdown, Readers' Choice Edition: Which Preview Are You Most Interested In?

Please excuse our preposterous prepositional use, but "In Which Preview Are You Most Interested" sounded stilted to our rough-trade American ears. Nonetheless, we're heading to the Paris Motor Show tomorrow, where a full house of Jalopnik editors (yes, even Mr. Wert) will be covering the proceedings. Donning our flak… »9/25/06 11:00am9/25/06 11:00am

Breaking! After S&P Drops Rating, FoMoCo And Ford Credit Get Even Junkier


Yes, as an auto insider today's already told us — when it rains, it pours. To which we add, "when the FoMoCo's it gonna stop raining over in Dearborn?" We just received a release letting us know of another Billy Joel-esque storm front coming, and it's the indigo mood-inducing S&P, dropping Ford and Ford Credit from… »9/19/06 2:46pm9/19/06 2:46pm

Jalopnik Poll: Chrysler PR Man Jason Vines Goes Back To The Shack!

We know Chrysler Group PR main man Jason Vines was dressed in two crazy costumes yesterday for charity — but we couldn't resist the chance to actually use the best camera flashes we could find of him in his two Caddyshack-esque get-ups. One get-up was vintage money-made-the-old-fashioned-way Ty Webb and the other… »8/24/06 3:30pm8/24/06 3:30pm