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5 Reasons to Buy Sirius XM Over Ford – Motley Fool

I was honored to be on CNBC’s Closing Bell yesterday, debating the merits of Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI  ) with Wall Street Daily‘s Lou Basenese. He began by suggesting that Ford  (NYSE: F  ) may be the better play here given satellite radio’s soft subscriber growth rates, which mirror what’s happening in the automotive market. I don’t have a beef with Ford. I’m a Ford shareholder….

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

3 Reasons Why There Won’t Be An Auto Sales Boom In 2014 – Forbes

Zipcar and other apps are a reason why car sales aren’t booming. (Image by None via CrunchBase) U.S. automakers are expected to wrap up 2013 selling about 15.6 million vehicles. In 2014, the industry is expected to get back to 16 million vehicles for the first time since 2007, writes Nick Bunkley in Automotive News. In between, the industry went through a devastating slump that saw sales fall steeply, dropping…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford claims #1 spot in North American auto sales – NBCNews.com

car-sales Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM ET They’re still testing the ball before the big celebration in Times Square tomorrow night, and the industry won’t officially announce final 2013 sales numbers until later in the week – but no matter, Ford is already declaring victory, pronouncing its flagship Ford marque North America’s best-selling brand for the fourth year in…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bruce Allen: ‘The control will be mine’ – ESPN

No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge react to the news that the Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan.Tags: Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, RG3, RG III, Jaws, Ron Jaworski, Merril Hoge, Bruce Allen No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired NEXT VIDEO No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired No Surprise Mike Shanahan Fired Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge react to the news that the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Google Expected to Partner With Audi to Put Android in New Cars – ABC News

First came the smartphones. Then came the tablets. But soon, Google will be taking its Android operating system and putting it in a much bigger package. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google plans to partner with Audi to develop Android-based software for new cars. Ron Montoya, the consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com, said that the two companies had worked together before. “They already laid the foundation when they started…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Daimler electric cars get fake vroom to thwart silent threat – Washington Post

“People expect some exterior noise from a vehicle, because we all grew up with the ‘vroom vroom’ of combustion engines,” said Meier, who oversees 250 people as head of powertrain acoustics at the Stuttgart, Germany-based company. Daimler isn’t alone in adding noise to electric cars. Renault offers a choice of car tones — pure, glam and sport — on the Zoe hatchback, while Nissan Motor’s Leaf, the best-selling electric car,…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wheelies: The Toyota-BMW Sports Car – New York Times

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Women buying pricer cars – USA TODAY

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

US December Auto Sales Seen Up 4 Percent – Voice of America

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford Says Retail Sales Up 15% This Year Through November – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

US Auto Sales Are Looking Good For December, For 2013, And For 2014 – Forbes

Jeep Wranglers on the assembly line, Chrysler Group Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex; company photo U.S. auto sales for 2013 are a shoo-in for the highest total in six years and a 50 percent improvement since auto sales bottomed out in 2009. In addition, analysts expect U.S. auto sales to keep growing in 2014 to around 16.2 million, an increase of about 4 percent. That’s a positive sign for the U.S….

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ford to be 2013’s best-selling car brand in US – USA TODAY

Ford had record sales of the fusion this year in the fiercely competitive midsize family sedan segment.(Photo: Ford via Wieck) Story Highlights Widens lead over Toyota for repeat win Boosted by record sales of the Fusion, Escape and Fiesta Toyota likely to claim retail crown, excluding fleet sales Ford has sold more than 2.4 million vehicles this year and expects to retain for 2013 its title over Toyota as the…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chevy Corvette, Ford Mustang among top auto stories of 2013 – MLive.com

DETROIT, MI- This year was a busy one for the U.S. automotive industry – from dozens of all-new vehicle unveilings to billions of dollars in new investments. At the center of much of the news was Michigan, where automakers announced billions in investments.  With there being so much news this year, MLive decided to break up the top stories into two categories: vehicles and storylines. The vehicles category was determined…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lions fire coach, but hanging onto GM Martin Mayhew – NBCSports.com

AP The Lions shakeup appears confined to the coaching staff. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Lions will retain General Manager Martin Mayhew. While you can’t take Mayhew off the hook for the disappointing 29-51 Jim Schwartz era, the general consensus around the league is that the Lions have a talented roster that isn’t reflected in the record. Mayhew was able to hang onto a role after Matt…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GM Loses China Car Crown, But That’s Not The Big Story – Forbes

In two days, Volkswagen will regain its title as the biggest foreign carmaker in China, the world’s largest automobile market.   At the end of November, the German company was 70,000 units ahead of General Motors General Motors.  VW crossed the 3 million mark on December 5.  Its American rival needed an additional week to reach the same threshold.  From all indications, the two companies will finish the year in…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Want to Snag a Year-End Bargain? Try These Seven Oversupplied Cars – Businessweek

Today and tomorrow may be two of the best days of 2013 to buy a car. Dealerships are always eager to swap inventory for cash at the end of a quarter, and in the final 48 hours of the year they particularly want to make room for the 2014 models that have been trickling in since September. And while demand has been strong all year, so too has production. At…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Anne Hathaway takes spin in BMW i3 electric car – New York Daily News

Anne Hathaway was definitely on Santa’s good list. The Academy Award-winning actress was seen riding in a BMW i3 electric car Saturday, reports TMZ. The pricey vehicle is not even available in the United States until mid-2014, but the 31-year-old star got a jumpstart on a ride that’s been for sale in Europe since November. GRPR/Raef-Ramirez/AKM-GSI Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman are driving the new BMW i3 electric…

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013