Most Over-Hyped Automotive Trends of Past 25 Years Commented on: 3 years ago (October 11, 2012)

Readers and Facebook friends have suggested 4-wheel steering, lost-foam casting, space frames, EDS, Saturn, Jack Nasser also belong on the list. I may gather these up along with others and write...

Ford Seeks Design Leadership With New Fusion Commented on: 3 years ago (October 5, 2012)

I think the new Fusion is gorgeous, but suggesting the new look is not inspired by Aston is disingenuous. Check out side-by-side images in February WardsAuto World here:
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‘One Ford’ Strategy Key to Global Challenge, Executives Say Commented on: 3 years ago (September 27, 2012)

A number of excellent light-duty diesels were ready for market until everybody but Germans and Chrysler chickened out in 2008.Nissan and Honda bailed too. RAM may get light-duty diesel option in...

Memo to Romney-Ryan: It’s the Auto Economy, Stupid Commented on: 3 years ago (August 15, 2012)

I beg to differ. I've been covering the auto industry as a professional journalist for more than thirty years. Evaluating someone's expertise based on what their father did 40 years ago is pretty...

Road to MBS: 250 Miles in Chevy Volt a Breeze Commented on: 3 years ago (August 8, 2012)

It's true Volt is eligible for $7,500 federal tax incentive, plus numerous state incentives that certainly make the price more accessible in addition to low-cost leases. In the short term, this...

Consumers Endorse Tougher CAFE, Emissions Standards, Study Finds Commented on: 3 years ago (July 19, 2012)

The article clearly states WardsAuto did not do the survey, we are reporting on it. The article then cites the Center for Auto Research which has studied in depth the impact of fuel economy...

Car Buyers Ultimately Will Pay For Motorcyclist ‘Freedom’ Commented on: 3 years ago (July 5, 2012)

It's not old to those of us in Michigan who suddenly are seeing a stunning number of riders without helmets and now hearing about motorcycle fatalities every other day. In a crash last week,...

Buick Regal GS Turbo Beats Everyone in Output Commented on: 4 years ago (June 28, 2012)

The idea that larger-displacement, slower-spinning engines last longer than smaller engines is long out of date. It's all about engineering now. You can find plenty of examples from the 1980s and...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love CAFE Commented on: 4 years ago (April 11, 2012)

I really was expecting to see some dissenting opinions. Is this argument so compelling no one disagrees?

Auto Suppliers Can’t Find Enough Engineers as Industry Recovery Takes Hold Commented on: 4 years ago (April 10, 2012)

My dad was an auto engineer. He made it sound like it was the most exciting job anyone could have. Are folks who live in emerging economies the only ones these days who get excited about...

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