Most of the vehicles that are iconic of the U.S. Postal Service are in desperate need of an emergency delivery. The vehicles were designed with a 24-year life cycle, and are simply getting old. Agency reports say that replacing the entire fleet with similar vehicles would cost $4.2 billion. Is replacement the only option? Postal Read on! →


It is now official. As of Friday, August 24, Mazda will no longer be making the Mazda6 — or any other model — on U.S. soil. Mazda vacates Michigan plant Although we have known for a while now that Mazda intended to cease its manufacturing operations in the U.S., the time has finally come. The Read on! →


Back in 2006 – before America’s economy took a nosedive and automakers begged at the government’s door – Ford considered its status among American automakers. The company pondered long and hard about how it got where it was and decided that going its own way was vital to its success when its brand needed help. Read on! →


Sorry, Michael J. Fox, but the true star of the “Back to the Future” movies, the DeLorean DMC, returned to the red carpet Thursday in New York. Her career has been soiled by scandal and narcotics, but still she has kept her dignity. In her absence from the media spotlight, she has cleaned up her Read on! →


Every year, a number of people, mostly unwittingly, leave their children inside their cars to perish as the summer sun raises the temperature in the vehicle. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of a hot summer has been a number of infants left in hot cars, many of which unfortunately perished. Heat raises danger of Read on! →


Newly released research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that hybrid cars are safer in crashes than their conventional counterparts. The study suggests that the lower incidence of injury is due to hybrid cars being heavier. Greater heft credited for greater safety A recently released study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Read on! →


In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →


Ford is on its way back up to the top of the mountain. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford will offer pay raises and bonuses this spring. It will be the first time the iconic U.S. automaker has given raises since 2008, a reflection of Ford’s renewed financial strength. More than 20,000 workers to Read on! →


Spokane used cars are the most at risk for theft compared to new cars. What is true for Spokane cars is true for owners everywhere. Car thieves are not usually after the newest and most expensive. Some do prey on high end pickups and SUV models, such as the Cadillac Escalade. However, the most popular Read on! →


Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →