Archive for the ‘Automobile Industry’ Category

Federalized Cars

Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:12 No Comments

Because the US government is so good at legislating the market and paving a path for special interests via federal mandates and laws blocking states and localities. In a victory for autonomous vehicle developers, a new Republican plan seeks to clarify where state and federal jurisdiction begins and ends regarding self-driving cars…,” Lindland said. …We haven’t [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

Auto Bubble: Federal Reserve Policy Shifts Spending Patterns

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 16:06 No Comments

Fiat Chrysler is laying off workers at its assembly plant right near my house. Fiat Chrysler says it will lay off about 1,300 workers at an assembly plant in Sterling Heights this summer for an indefinite time due to slow sales of midsize cars made at the factory. …”While today’s announcement of a shift reduction [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry, Bubble Economy

Did People Really Not See the Auto Bubble?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:37 No Comments

The auto bubble and its potential for collapse is finally getting attention. To quote: The rate of seriously delinquent subprime car loans soared above 5% in February, according to Fitch Ratings. That’s worse than during the Great Recession and the highest level since 1996. It’s a surprising development given the relative health of the overall economy. [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry, Economics

General Motors Borrowing Dough to Fund Pension Liability

Friday, February 19, 2016 18:19 No Comments

The headlines have been going all happy on the Big Three and their record auto sales in 2015. This here is as foolish as it gets: Those in the automotive industry and pretty much everyone in Michigan needs to step back and appreciate this: For the Detroit Three and anyone involved in the car industry, these are the [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

The Motorcar Idiocracy

Saturday, February 7, 2015 6:28 3 Comments

Oh this is so good. Eric Peters on new car “features” run amok. It’s a short list of factual assessments that may not seem exciting at first, but it provides some very useful information. He doesn’t mention the “driverless cars” that the Idiocracy salivates over, but he’s addressed that in whole articles. The worst ever new [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

Government Volt

Thursday, March 8, 2012 21:52 No Comments
This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

Chevy Runs Out of Voltage

Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:41 2 Comments

It looks like America’s most celebrated car has died in spite of it being the government’s poster child for saving the planet. The government’s ObamaMobile is a flat-out failure. From the Washington Examiner comes this article: General Motors Co. announced the temporary suspension of Chevrolet Volt production and the layoffs of 1300 employees, as the company is [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry, Green Totalitarianism

It’s Halftime America

Saturday, February 18, 2012 21:05 No Comments

When I first saw the Clint Eastwood Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler, I knew it was going to happen – the endless parody. You can spend an hour watching these hilarious send-ups on YouTube. Here is one of the better (clean) ones.

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

Government Motors Not Responsible for General Motors Products

Saturday, September 3, 2011 6:27 1 Comment

We knew that post-bailout, GM would face successor liability cases in the very near future, and GM’s treatment of its customers does not disappoint. General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry

Chevy Volt – The Government’s Car

Saturday, October 23, 2010 6:41 11 Comments

Here is a short but energetic editorial on Investors Business Daily about the Volt fraud at Government Motors. Make sure you look at the photo showing the smiling, phony Bureaucrats and Michigan Monarchs who, thanks to the average Dufus Americanus, can easily turn your enslavement into a fuzzy photo-op. We heard GM’s then-CEO Fritz Henderson [...]

This was posted under category: Automobile Industry, Global Warming Scam