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Quebec bans lowrider cars – Fox News

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014

iStock How low can you go? Not that low if you live in Quebec. Road & Track reports that the Canadian province has essentially banned cars featuring extremely lowered suspensions from being registered. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The custom style variously known as “slammed,” “stanced,” and “hellaflush,” which is the term used by Quebec officials in a recent advisory, involves lowering the car to the point that it’s practically dragging on the…

‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

GM’s Profit, Hit by Recalls, Tumbles 80% – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

A $2.5 billion pre-tax bill for safety recalls and an ignition-switch victims compensation fund slashed General Motors Co.’s second quarter net income by 80%, and highlighted the work Chief Executive Mary Barra must do to close the profitability gap with rival Ford Motor Co., which reported stronger results for the quarter ahead of a critical product launch. GM reported net of $278 million during the quarter as special items offset…

General Motors Issues Six New Recalls Affecting 823000 Buick, Cadillac … – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

For much of the spring, it seemed as if General Motors issued a new round of recalls every other day, but the automaker has been largely quiet on that front for over three weeks. Could the recall party be coming to an end? Based on a new press release from GM, the answer is probably “no”. ALSO SEE: Death List 2015: The Cars That Won’t Be Back Next Year The…

‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

We Crunched the Numbers to See Which Country Makes the Best Cars – TIME

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Poll a random sampling of drivers on car preference, and you’ll likely get a mix of responses like the following: “I’ll never drive an American car again.” “I don’t trust any automobile made outside of Japan.” “Once I drove German, I never went back.” If there’s one thing we humans do well, it’s swearing off entire product categories on the basis of one or two experiences. And why not? That’s…

Tesla Motors installs charging station for electric cars near Billings – Billings Gazette

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

If you drive a Tesla electric sedan — or you’re thinking about purchasing one — you’ll have no trouble quickly juicing it up locally for a cross-country trip. California-based Tesla Motors has just opened a Supercharger, a multiple-bay vehicle charging station, in the parking lot of Billings’ Big Horn Resort west of Billings. The device, which is free but works only on the company’s Model S electric sedan, allows for up to…

GM Expects to Pay More Than $400 Million to Victims of Faulty Ignition Switch – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Ford Motor earnings rise, beat estimates – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

2015 Ford Escape.(Photo: Ford) Ford Motor bounced back from its bleak first quarter, beating analysts’ estimates with second quarter profit, excluding one-time items, of $2.6 billion or 40 cents per share, the automaker announced Thursday. That topped the 36 cents analysts forecast. The company’s $2.6 billion pre-tax profit was its 20th consecutive profitable quarter and its best since the second quarter of 2011. The company also affirmed its full-year pre-tax…

GM report cites more death claims in recalled cars – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

A 2003 Saturn Ion, among 2.19 million of U.S. models recalled by GM for defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.(Photo: AP) General Motors tells federal safety regulators in a routine quarterly filing that it has reports of more deaths in the small cars it recalled earlier this year for defective ignition switches. The reports are raw data, GM cautions, neither investigated nor verified. They do not mean GM has…

‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

US Proposes Faster Changes in Oil Trains – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

New General Motors Recall Covers 800000 More Vehicles – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

A New GM Recall Covers 800000 More Cars – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Porsche, Jaguar, Audi top new JD Power study – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide Porsche was the best brand and the 911 sports car was a segment leader in the new J.D. Power and Associates survey.(Photo: Anja Niedringhaus, AP) Porsche, Jaguar and Audi are the brands that seem to delight new buyers the most, says a new study released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates. Porsche has led the U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study, or APEAL, for 10 years….

‘Consumer Reports’: Skip BMW and Benz, buy a Buick – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide “Consumer Reports” says its test show the Buick Regal is the equal of the BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250 for thousands of dollars less. A 2015 Buck Regal GS is pictured.(Photo: Buick) Widely consulted Consumer Reports says the latest Buick Regal is about the equal of the much more expensive BMW 328 and Mercedes-Benz C250. While the publication’s report is unlikely to peel BMW and M-B loyalists…

Private Equity’s Latest Fix: Auto-Body Repair – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Private equity is looking for auto-body repair shops—a lot of them. Buyout firms control three of the four largest collision-repair companies in the U.S. and are racing to gobble up independently owned shops and smaller chains in an effort to consolidate a fragmented industry and win more work from car insurers. In the latest move, Blackstone Group LP said this week it is acquiring a majority stake in Service King…