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! →


General Motors gave Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a Corvette following his near-perfect game. The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is worth $53,000, but Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the media exposure the gesture brought to GM was worth approximately $9 million. A non-contracted study by research group Joyce Julius & Associates Inc. tracked the exposure Read on! →


When a $90,000 sports car like the 2010 Nissan GT-R goes up in flames in the middle of a locked showroom, curiosity flares up like a bad case of the vehicle recalls. That’s exactly what happened days ago at a Gainesville, Fla., Nissan dealership, reports The Gainesville Sun. Not long after a security guard completed Read on! →


Recently, Car Deal Expert shared information regarding how to deal when your car has trouble with its power locks. Assessing such things may require removing the inside car door panel to take a closer look. While this may sound like a daunting task, the reality is that when it comes to fixing car door problems, Read on! →


Bloomberg reports that new car loans are becoming easier for consumers to obtain. Auto industry experts view this as an indicator that new car sales may continue to grow, something the United States hasn’t seen since “Cash for Clunkers.” New car loans making gradual return Ford Motor Company chief economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick told Bloomberg that Read on! →


Advances in technology have made the automotive experience more pleasant and convenient. Who doesn’t appreciate power steering, for instance? If you have driven without it, you know the difference is tremendous, akin to the strenuous workout of steering a huge, old farm tractor. But what about a vehicle’s simpler functions, like power door locks? We Read on! →


A nation that many economic experts consider on the cusp of becoming a superpower, Brazil, is looking for ways to bolster new car loans and improve the welfare of its local automakers. Slow vehicle sales have sent inventory soaring to 2008 levels, but as Brazilian media indicates, the government is taking actions to stimulate automotive Read on! →


In the new memoir “Decision Points,” former U.S. President George W. Bush stands behind his decision toward the tail end of his presidency to extend a $17.4 billion auto bailout. Automotive News reports that President Bush knew just four days after GM announced it was near bankruptcy – on Nov. 11, 2008 – that he Read on! →


If you’ve ever purchased a privately owned used car, you may have been left wondering how to get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a car. Some people go the extra mile to detail their vehicles before sale, but if you’re scoping a spur-of-the-moment deal on Craigslist, you may be purchasing an AS-IS vehicle Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Volkswagen has been named the “most trustworthy” of all companies to appear in Germany’s DAX stock index. VW’s top marks on the Corporate Trust Index, which is data collected by the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig and media analysis company PMG Presse-Monitor. While the VW Read on! →