Pulitzer Prize-winning auto scribe and noted foppish clothing enthusiast Dan Neil recently did the gutsy but rarely-seen-in-this-business move of admitting to all his mistakes and misfires in 2012.
An unnamed spokesperson at NHTSA, the U.S. agency responsible for examining Toyota unintended acceleration problems, claims last week's Wall Street Journal story asserting "driver error" was the main cause, was planted by Toyota. It probably was. Good for them!
Well, there's one big story on everyone in the auto industry's mind — what's up with FoMoCo's 2006 earnings? Although it was expected by all but the biggest Kool-Aid drinkers in and around the Glass House in Dearborn, one thing's true — almost everyone's sporting the blue oval on the front pages of their web sites.…
As quickly as Automotive News dropped the bomb this AM of talks back in July between FoMoCo and the General over a possible alliance, the Wall Street Journal, just as quickly shot the fun down. The financial-centered paper claims: