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Romney Promises Energy Independence By 2020
Future Chevy Cruze Leads New GM Global Program-Sources
Opinion: GM Faces Its Own Regulatory Cliff
Chrysler Wins Converts One Customer at a Time
Nashville Auto Dealers Invest, Add Jobs
GM Gets More Time From Spyker to Respond to Saab Lawsuit
OMG! Can 'Glee' Stop U From Driving & Texting? LOL!
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Romney Promises Energy Independence By 2020

Speaking to voters in the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas industry [at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs, N.M.], Romney declared that his energy plans — which include drilling for oil in a federal Alaskan wildlife reserve — would create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in new revenue. And he predicted complete "North American energy independence by 2020."
Source: Business Week

Editor's note: Charley R. Smith, owner of Watson Truck and Supply, served as NADA chairman in 2004.

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Future Chevy Cruze Leads New GM Global Program-Sources

The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze, due in fall 2014 as a 2015 model, will be the first vehicle to use a new General Motors Co global platform that could underpin nearly 2.5 million GM compact sedans and crossovers a year by 2018, several sources said.
Source: Reuters

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Opinion: GM Faces Its Own Regulatory Cliff
By Holman W. Jenkins, JR.

The most surprising thing about a new House Oversight Committee report on the drafting of the Obama administration fuel-economy targets is the spittle figuratively flying off every page. What exactly did the drafters—including the committee's GOP chairman, the relentless Darrell Issa—expect? That the administration's 54.5 miles per gallon mandate for 2025 was based on science and engineering, rather than a quest for an impressive-sounding "headline number?" So the president's May 2009 mileage announcement was just a political circus for immediate political effect? Of course it was. And the only flaw in Mr. Issa's admirable (and partisan) report is failing to say why it couldn't be otherwise. A perfectly good mechanism already exists to help Americans decide which cars to buy and how highly to value fuel efficiency. It's called the price of gasoline.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Chrysler Wins Converts One Customer at a Time

It's turning critics into satisfied owners using online support

A user on an online forum for Fiat 500 enthusiasts posted a rant last month about the "haunted sunroof" that was turning him from a Fiat lover to a Fiat hater. He complained that the dealer had failed to fix the problem.The next day, another user with the handle "FiatCares" posted a reply: "I'm sorry to hear about all of this … let me help. A few days later, the customer reported to the rest of the forum members that his dealer had not only replaced the entire system, but had been "the nicest they've ever been."
Source: The Detroit News

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Nashville Auto Dealers Invest, Add Jobs

Brighter sales lead to spending on new, expanded showrooms

With auto and truck sales well on their way to recovering from record lows during the recession, some Nashville dealers are confident enough to invest millions of dollars in new and improved facilities.
Source: The Tennessean

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GM Gets More Time From Spyker to Respond to Saab Lawsuit

U.S. automaker requested 30-day extension to Aug. 28 deadline

Dutch sports car maker Spyker said on Friday it had agreed to a request by General Motors to extend the deadline to respond to its lawsuit seeking more than $3 billion in damages, giving it until Sept. 28. The deadline had been due to expire Aug. 28.
Source: Automotive News

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OMG! Can 'Glee' Stop U From Driving & Texting? LOL!

We didn't listen as 39 states outlawed texting while driving. We just started holding our phones lower, which makes us less likely to accidentally catch a glimpse of the road once in a while. So really, we left the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration little choice but to take the frightening, disappointing and downright draconian steps that it revealed this week: It helped create a series of anti-texting public-service announcements using scenes from the Fox TV series "Glee."
Source: Automotive News

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Quotable
"At some point ... the drive for profitability is likely to collide with Mr. Obama's fuel-efficiency and low-emission goals." 

   
-- The Obama auto task force, as it was wrapping up the GM bailout, acknowledged the obvious in a leak to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 22


 




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