Posts Tagged ‘Chrysler’


Fiat/Chrysler merger to bring Ford Ka to US. Say Wha???

May 12, 2009

Source: Freep

Fiat and Chryslers’ merge, which is currently in the final stages of the skunkworks, will bring the Fiat 500 stateside. That leaves the 500 in a class of its own. Or does it???

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NYT Report: Could Steve Jobs fix the ‘Detroit 3’?

November 13, 2008

In a report by New York Times writer Thomas Friedman stated the obvious – Detroit is in trouble. But, he feels that we can move Ford, GM & Chrysler away from the axe if we introduce something new we call innovation. This therefore could be the work of a certain man wo has brought us things such as iPods, iPhones & the Apple computer – Steve Jobs. Follow the jump for the full story…

Apple iCar

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2008 Consumer Reports Magazine reliability survey results…

October 26, 2008

Regardless of where you stand on the validity of Consumer Reports’ testing and survey methods, there’s millions of people out there who consider the magazine their buying bible. Thus, it’s news when the non-profit releases findings from a new subscriber-based survey. This time it’s the 2008 Reliability Survey, and while you’ll have to buy the latest issue of Consumer Reports to see how your favorite favorite brand or model in particular performed, the overall trends indicate that fuel efficient vehicles, whether they be hybrids or just small gas-powered cars, are very reliable.

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2008 Truck of Texas results are in…

October 21, 2008

The annual Truck of Texas contest has been run & now, the final results have been published. Here is the “Freeps” (Detroit Free Press) story:

Ford Motor Co.’s all-new 2009 Ford F-150 today won the coveted Truck of Texas award, which is essentially the Super Bowl in the truck industry, the president of the Texas Auto Writers Association, Harold Gunn, said.

This is the sixth consecutive year that a Ford truck has won the award, which is widely used in promotions in the Lone Star State, which is No. 1 in full-sized truck sales.

Ford (and Chrysler) still in trouble over intermittent wipers…

October 6, 2008

Source: Autoblog

Engineer Bob Kearns had been granted a patent for a design of intermittent windshield wipers in 1967, two years before Ford introduced them in production. Unfortunately for Kearns, Ford had “developed” its own system rather than licensing Kearns’ design.

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