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Old 01-28-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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Listen to the blaring media din in America today, and you’d assume that the domestic car industry is as good as gone, a corpse that somehow manages to stagger into the next business quarter propelled by its own dust. This is simply false, and we are going to spend the next 5 articles proving it.

Despite the fact that many of the featured cars are still in the development stage and we haven’t taken their full measure yet, we have gotten close enough to see how fiercely competitive they are. Best of the U.S.? Damn Right.

These are the cars that make us proudest of the American car industry, a country-creating enterprise that still has plenty of passion, skill, ingenuity, and life left in it.


2011 CTS Coupe






Disregarding the tony black slacks he’s wearing and the wet garage floor, Dave Leone is on his knees. “Look at this,” he says, shoving his hand between the top of a Cadillac CTS Coupe’s rear tire and the upper fender lip. “I call this the ‘Leone Finger Test.’ If three fingers fit, the gap’s too big. What I got here is two and three-quarters, max.”
He’s not done yet. Continued...


2011 Ford Mustang







Wait, isn’t it still 2010? Ford has barely granted adequate time for its updated 2010 Mustang to shine in its own model year before launching a new 2011 model this spring. Then again, you’re probably reading this March issue well before the month has arrived. Your head hurt yet?
Model-year tomfoolery aside, the latest Mustang GT signals the return of the “5.0” badge. Continued...

Buick Regal

Out in cyberspace, the bloggers are all atwitter. The Buick Regal is going to be offered with a manual transmission, the first time for the brand since the 1989 Skyhawk!
This incredulity ignores two simple and self-evident truths. First, if Buick is to have any future, it must compete with such imports as Acura, Audi, and Volvo and can’t simply cater to an aging demographic. Continued




Ford Focus

One of Alan Mulally’s objectives since becoming CEO at Ford in 2006 has been to develop products on a worldwide basis. This sounds familiar, if only because another Ford CEO, Alex Trotman, did the same thing back in the 1990s. This approach resulted in products such as the Contour (not a rip-roaring success) and the original Focus (which was). Continued.





OSHKOSH M-ATV

Ten minutes ago the sound of live ordnance echoed in the distance. Now the soundtrack has changed to a mix of humming turbo-diesel, minor rattling, and shouted expletives of amazement. We’re at the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), located on the 73,000-acre Aberdeen Proving Ground Army base in northeastern Maryland. Continued





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Old 01-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Now the goodness of those models needs to trickle throughout the rest of the automakers' line ups (Buick seems to be doing that).

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have to admit, I am really starting to like some American cars again, and I feel good about that..........
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I agree with most of it but... The Camaro gets high marks for it's interior?
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Best Euro Fighter
Best Icon
Best Brand Revival
Best Small Car Hope

I mean are they making up awards that only a US car can win...

I am all in favor of EVERY ONE Of those cars listed, but to give them made up awards like that, cheapens how good they really are. Look when a car is good, the sales numbers speak for themselves. They do not need worthless posturing. These cars deserve better.
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Fisker
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Focus
Regal

Not exactly US.
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Fisker
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Focus
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Not exactly US.
I was thinking the same damn thing.
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I have to admit, I am really starting to like some American cars again, and I feel good about that..........
My wife and I bought our first American car ever last year (GMC Acadia) and my LGT replacement has a 50/50 chance of being domestic as well and I feel good about that too. I really don't really care about buying American. I just simply buy the best products that fit my life, but it does feel nice that the products were built by American companies (if not in America).
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It's about time the big 3 woke up and started producing some good, competitive cars. I'd say Ford is miles ahead of GM and Chrysler thus far with the 5.0 Mustang, Focus, Fusion and Fiesta all out or close to being out. GM has also come along way to add some personality to their line up. Chrysler...well we'll have to wait and see what the Fiat deal brings to the table.

For such a wealthy, industrial nation, there's no excuse for the crap that's come from Detroit over the last few decades.
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