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Why Apple Won’t Make iCars Commented on: 1 week ago (February 3, 2016)

It is not about the profit per dollar of sales. It is about the dollars of profit per sale. A 25% margin on $300 electronic gaget is $75. A 10% margin on a $40,000 car is $4000. Which do you...

GM’s ‘Hot Hand’ Continues With Truck, CUV Sales in May Commented on: 36 weeks ago (June 2, 2015)

“Our market share is growing and our strategy is to retain these customers with the best overall ownership experience.”

Would that include the best reliability, well no...
Would that...

Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any Commented on: 50 weeks ago (February 25, 2015)

Lincoln's value, such as it is, is dependent upon the economical use of Ford Motor Platforms in ginning up new Lincoln product. If a buyer of the Lincoln Brand was going to build its own...

Ford Not Altering Product Plans Despite Falling Fuel Prices, Fields Says Commented on: 1 year ago (December 17, 2014)

"You are seeing the industry mix shift a bit, but not to the extent you did in years past when gas prices went down, because consumers are much smarter now,” he tells WardsAuto at a media event...

New Management Team Lifts Veil on GM Strategy Commented on: 1 year ago (December 2, 2014)

"Core to the plan is a targeted increase in margins to 9%-10% on a pretax basis by early in the next decade."

This points up the problem at GM. They have miserable reliability, but they...

Cadillac: Product, Other Fixes Coming; Patience Required Commented on: 1 year ago (December 2, 2014)

What Cadillac is wanting to avoid is any discussion of the real core problems they have: Quality and GM's unwillingness to treat high-profit customers in an ethical fashion.

GM has...

Chinese Automakers, Suppliers Encouraged to Go Global Commented on: 1 year ago (October 22, 2014)

Worst bunch of foolishness I have ever heard. The Chinese should wait until they are producing exceptional quality/reliability before they try competing in the international auto market. Perhaps...

Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars Commented on: 1 year ago (October 17, 2014)

The writer comments on the difficulty of Ford maintaining quality in the face of so many changes in their product. One fact that argues for them being able to do this is that these trucks are the...

Twenty Years On, Kia Finds Perception Changes Slowly Commented on: 1 year ago (October 17, 2014)

My heart goes out to Kia when I hear their complaint. They admit they sold bad cars and profited by that. They benefited by the public being so slow to realize the reality on Kia's quality. But...

Lincoln MKC a Step in Right Direction Commented on: 1 year ago (August 26, 2014)

About the front styling, I totally disagree. I think this new styling element has been well received. But I suppose there are always going to be those that have different tastes. The toning...

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