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In Business, cars, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Here are more summaries of articles on the auto industry:

“Delphi says bankruptcy ‘real threat’”
Delphi Corp. posted a second-quarter loss on production cuts yesterday by a major customer GM and said it may have to file for bankruptcy if it cannot reduce high benefit and wage costs. Today’s Star (Reuters, D4) reports the largest U.S. auto parts supplier whose shares fell 14 per cent, said it expects declines year-over-year in North American vehicle production this quarter.

“DaimlerChrysler looks to competitors for parts in bid to trim new model costs”
DaimlerChrysler is using a transmission from Nissan and a diesel engine from Volkswagen in a new Dodge car, as part of plans to cut the cost and time of vehicle development. Today’s Post (Bloomberg, FP6) reports the 2007 Dodge Caliber debuts next year. Picture of 2007 Dodge Caliber.

“U.S. Energy Bill nanny state nonsense”
In a commentary in the Post (FP19), Peter Foster writes President Bush’s U.S. Energy Bill is bureaucratic and loaded with special favours to the ethanol business. Foster notes the bill encourages people to buy hybrids cars – but, Islamo-fascist terrorism isn’t making people drive Priuses. He concludes that the bill is a waste of energy and time.

“Edmunds.com names used car best bets and offers consumers advice for buying a used car”
Edmunds.com offers its advice for used car shopping. July 27th’s Mississauga News (B2) reports for a sporty car, the 1999 to 2003 Mazda Miata is a good bet. Edmunds.com released their best picks for used cars by category.

“Mazda RX-8 scoops Best Coupe award, again”
The Mazda RX-8 has won the Best Coupe award in the Auto Express New Car Honours for the second year in a row. July 27th’s Mississauga News (B6) reports this U.K. award makes the 10th one for the sports coupe. The Brits love the RX-8 for its uniqueness and think it’s not just a “flash-in-the-pan.”

“DaimlerChrysler looks to competitors for parts in bid to trim new model costs”

The National Post, August 9, 2005, Bloomberg, FP6
DaimlerChrysler is using a transmission from Nissan and a diesel engine from Volkswagen in a new Dodge car, as part of plans to cut the cost and time of vehicle development. The 2007 Dodge Caliber debuts next year. The car will have a so-called variable transmission developed by Nissan’s Jatco Ltd. unit.

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