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Regulators Probing Gear Shift Trouble With GM Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.14.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating problems with the automatic shift levers on several General Motors cars because drivers ma...

Why Chrysler's Turbine Car Was The Coolest Car To Come Out Of Detroit (PHOTOS)

Steve Lehto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Lehto

After World War II, Chrysler spent a couple decades and a boatload of money developing turbine powered cars. At one point, they built a fleet of them -- more than 50, and they were all the same color!

American Car Reputation Moves Ahead Of Asian Autos

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CINCINNATI — Buy American? That's suddenly a good idea again to more car buyers. Toyota's safety problems and a buffed-up lineup of offerings fr...

Money Doesn't Buy Reliability

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Burgess

An interesting tidbit came out of a recent Consumer Reports study: The more money a consumer spends on a car does not translate into a more reliable vehicle.

Congress Scraps a Good Car with Bad Steering

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Treul

No one - this Michigan resident included - is out to defend recent management of Ford, GM and Chrysler as "efficient." It doesn't take an industry analyst to determine the status quo broken.

Five Mistakes by DC and Detroit Hurt Detroit Three's Survival Shances

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Sen. Reid's new bailout bill for the Detroit Three does not set additional fuel-economy requirements, nor does it establish a government oversight board. That's two strikes against getting our money's worth.

Detroit's Rebirth as the "Arsenal for America's Future"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What a boon it would be to have a renaissance of our historic "Detroit Arsenal," with our government and the automobile industry working together once again on a program critical to the nation's well-being.