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    Opinion: Cadillac, Buick and Chevy decisions impacted by worries abroad
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    European Concerns Drive GM, But Beware Of The French Connection GM's bid to rationalize Europe will impact the products that will be offered domestically. It seems that Europe is defining the future of General Motors more so than its home North American market. Having axed Saturn, Pontiac ...

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    Opinion: CO2 credits: The ultimate rebate?
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    Time For Buyers To Have Some Skin In The EV Game Politicians know that $8- or $9-a-gallon gas like in Europe would end their careers. The back-and-forth between those writing the fuel economy rules and auto manufacturers is designed to see how far the CO2 regulations can be pushed without ...

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    Opinion: Spyker: It's not just about numbers
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    A Compelling Story Counts As Much As Performance Muller believes there's room for small, boutique exotics like Spyker. Following his ill-fated efforts to save Saab, Victor Muller is again back at Spyker Cars as CEO working hard on a comeback for the Dutch-based maker of exotic cars. You ...

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    Opinion: Going high-tech, the 4x4 way
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    Is It An Off-Road Adventure Or Just A Walk In The Park? I remember having to get out and lock hubs and shift into neutral to engage low range. Coming off press previews of the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that involved some heavy-duty off-road rock climbing, ...

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    Opinion: Retro Design: A distant memory [w/poll]
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    Just Fade Away Designers prefer the loftier sounding "heritage design." A cursory look at the latest offerings from auto manufacturers in both production and showcar guise reveals that retro design themes may be on their way out. It's ironic that the hottest design trend opening the 21st ...

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    Opinion: These are a few of my favorite (and least favorite) things
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    New Cars Continue To Amaze And Dismay The Ford Fusion's sleek shape proves midsize cars need not be boring. Automakers face a huge challenge in creating cars that have to meet a dizzying array of emission, safety and fuel economy regulations and at the same time meet or exceed the ...

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    Opinion: Even in a down economy, Rolls-Royce is on a roll
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    Limited Volume, Big Margins Spell Success Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to selling super luxury. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös expects the British automaker to again post a record year, despite the economic troubles in Europe and weak growth in both ...

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    Opinion: Are the best days behind the Italian carrozzeria?
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    Museums, Not Motor Shows, Take Center Stage In 2012 Two museum exhibitions, one opening and the other just closed, that recognize a pair of leading design houses, Pininfarina and Bertone, are celebrating iconic car designs that have come from their studios. At the same time, these events ...

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    Opinion: Five reasons why GM would be better off without Opel
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    Sale Denials Aside, GM's Future Looks Brighter With One Less European Partner If GM can find a way to kick its German unit to the curb, it will do so in a heartbeat. Even though the recent rumors of Opel being sold by General Motors to Fiat were roundly denied, there is still a lot of ...

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    Opinion: Tesla Is Shooting For The Stars
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    Launching A Space Ship Is A Snap Compared To A Car Is it easier to put a man in space or an electric vehicle in every garage? Ask Elon Musk, the iconoclastic entrepreneur who heads up both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, the first private space venture to launch a vehicle and successfully dock it with ...

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