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Where to buy car parts? It depends…

September 6, 2018 David Zatz 0

Where should you buy car parts? It depends on what you need them for, generally speaking, and how much time you have before you need them. Regardless, it’s good to find the part number — preferably from the old part. Most of them have a number stamped or inked on. The […]

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Some exotics at Woodward

August 24, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Woodward Cruise is a fine place to spot classic Detroit muscle, but it’s not limited to the Big Three (or Four, including AMC); there are plenty of unusual or exotic cars there, too. Before we dive into the more exotic cars, let’s just admire this fine example of a […]

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Tesla’s tough future (and Musk’s likely response)

August 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Elon Musk rose from riches to more riches by being one of the creators of an online payment system. It was not a “save-the-world” project, but an opportunistic one. Since then, his main legacy has been the Tesla electric car company, which has made a profit in just two quarters […]

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Genesis falls, while 300C stays strong

August 6, 2018 David Zatz 0

Remember Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury-challenger brand that was going to wipe the floor with all the other large cars, especially that old Chrysler 300C? Without a crossover in the lineup, Genesis has been plummeting in US sales. This July, for example, they sold just 615 Genesis car, down 63% from last […]

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Words for Mike Manley, now in charge of Fiat Chrysler

August 1, 2018 David Zatz 2

Congratulations, Mr. Manley — or is it Mike? — on taking over Fiat Chrysler. I admit I don’t know you well, since we met just once (you didn’t seem impressed; I guess my digital recorder exploding didn’t help). It’s clear you’re driven by both customers and business issues, and that […]

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2019 Malibu freshened for abandoned sedan buyers

July 17, 2018 Robert S. Miller 1

Midsize sedan sales are down — but there are still buyers out there, and not all Ford, Chrysler, and Dodge owners are willing to move to crossovers. Chevy is taking advantage of that by updating the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which will have restyled fronts and rears along with three good […]

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US sales look good so far

July 4, 2018 David Zatz 0

Car and truck sales in the United States were quite good last month, with new models and heavy discounting bringing an industry-wide 5.2% gain in volume — bringing the year’s gains, over six months, to 2%. One of the big winners was Fiat Chrysler, with an 8% overall gain and […]