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Subscribe via iTunes Let’s Talk Cars this week sees David Barrett sitting down with two of AutoPacific’s industry analysts, George Peterson and Jim Hossack, to take on the timely issues of fuel prices and slumping American car sales. First up, Exxon’s extraordinary reported profits for the second quarter of 2006. At over $1,300 a second, yeah, that’s PER SECOND, Exxon is raking it in faster than most bean counters can count beans. And there’s plenty of people up in arms with the ethics of record-setting fuel prices creating misery for the consumer and record-setting profits for corporations. But how is this effecting the average American car buyer? According to Jim Hossack, months of [...]
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Back in November 2005, a VehicleVoice Blog commented on the existence of a periodic jihad on sport utility vehicles in the USA and worldwide. The introduction General Motors' GMT900 SUVs - the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, plus the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV have set the earth-is-flat crowd wailing again.
All of us have vehicles that are Guilty Pleasures... cars or trucks that we probably wouldn't own, but enjoy driving from time to time because they are so outside our norm. Jim Hall admits to four sins that may never be forgiven. The Lincoln Town Car may be the most surprising Guilty Pleasure of the bunch.